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live from las vegas. your only choice for live local news right now. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 5:30. local las vegas. thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. prosecutors say a woman charged with plowing a car into crowds of pedestrians on thestrip had marijuana in her system at the time. fox5's abby theodros is live from the newsroom - with details of a recently released toxicology report - and why the results are difficult to interpret. an emergency doctor i spoke with today says that sometime within 12 to 24 hours before the crash .. holloway did in fact use
that's the analysis of a medical large amount of metabolites in her blood. he says that the presence is a primary use. holloway's was at about 24 nanograms per milileter - that number is high enough to indicate that she used the drug within hours of the crash. carrison: we know that sometime 24 hours she did in marijuana she had a metabolites in her metabolites are only there if you have acute use. however this new development doesn't change the prosecution's take on this case. in a statement from clark county district attorney steve wolfson .. he writes the amount found in her bloos does not change the charges he's filing against her. holloway is charged with murder with the use of a deadly weapon, child abuse, neglect or endagnerment and leaving the scene of an accident. live in the news room abby theodros fox5
joseph abood says and don't prove holloway was impaired in any way. for january of next year. eve - police want leave their bags, backpacks, and strollers at home or in their hotel rooms. getting ready for hundreds of thousands of partiers filling las vegas boulevard. nearly one- thousand officers will be on the hundred more fremont street. an expected three-hundred- and-thirty-two- thousand people will be watching the fireworks this year. although police are urging people to leave bags at home -- there is no legal ban. las vegas is the stage for the biggest fireworks show in the nation. a whole year of planning will come down to just a few minutes for new year's eve tomorrow night. fox 5's ophelia young joins us from the strip to tell us more about how the show - will be different from years past. 8 minutes and 18 seconds to be exact.
it happening on 7 rooftops up and down the strip as we speak. from the stratosphere down south to the mgm - it is the largest firework show not just on new years even but in the nation. i was on the rooftop of treasure island earlier today interviewing pyrotechnicians linking together 80 thousand effects. this year's theme - im on top of the world - song by imagine dragons. and each additional song in the playlist will highlight each of the 7 casinos the fireworks are taking off from. "that particular building in the first few seconds of the song will be a separate color for the rest of the strip so its giving tribute to caesars palace with roman march hollywood for planet hollywood and the theme of the year is on top of the world so the song on top of the world from the stratosphere." on new years eve--grucci will be
mile away from the strip at the rio. he'll be monitoring the wind speeds - which he says every year has been a concern. this year's wind speeds are forecasted to be 10 to 15 miles per hour when it hits 2016. the cut off for fireworks is usually 10 mph but grucci says - they've been lucky in all 15 times they've lit up the skies new years eve. one thing they hope to accomplish this year - is a unified countdown on the strip. they say that's something that's been a challenge in the past so this year they've developed an app that everyone can download to help everyone ring in the new year together. reporting live. for the first time
vegas monorail is staying open 44 hours straight for new year's eve. it will be open from 7 a-m tomorrow until saturday at its usual 3 a-m. the monorail is the only form of motorized transportation that will be available on the strip. at about 5-45 p-m tomorrow the streets will be closed off to cars new year's. the monorail has five stations along the las vegas strip - from the m-g-m grand to the s-l-s. it also stops at the convention center and westgate. "we carry so many people on new year's eve. and even at 3 am when we're starting to cycle everyone out we don't have large crowds there's still people who want to use the system." locals will receive a special deal. tickets for the monorail are only one dollar when you present your local i-d. facebook is making it easier - to find a ride on new year's eve. how the social
a big mess in mobile, alabama this morning. the rain - along with the closure of the busy "bankhead tunnel" caused some traffic delays. you can see why.... a truck got stuck underneath it. the 18 wheeler got jammed in the west entrance - closing down traffic in both directions until the truck was cleared. police say the driver was not from the area. authorities had to let the air out of the tires to get it loose. two tech giants are joining together - to make your new year's eve celebration even easier. facebook is introducing a "transportation" function on messenger. uber is the first partner on the service - and drivers can now accept rides within a facebook messenger conversation. the service is currently in a test phase - for the top thirty metropolitan markets in the united states. "if you're new to uber, you'll get a 20 dollar credit the first time you use it through messenger, so that's kind of, you know, for new
people are gonna be getting free rides, so that's kind of a big deal when it comes to new year's in particular." this is the first new year's eve in which ride-sharing services like uber and lyft will be available in las vegas. keep in mind - "surge pricing" will be in effect... which means rates will rise when demand is high. the chicago police department is taking steps to improve its public image can it change public perception... by using tasers more... and guns less? your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
you see a lot of interesting things on the job. but i'll never forget the day we tried rescuing a man... ...who was rescuing a kite. we tried everything. then jack came to the rescue. with a chipotle chicken club combo for $4.99. that combo was the real hero that day. a craveable combo to the rescue. spicy, all-white meat chicken with chipotle sauce on toasted sourdough. the chipotle chicken club combo. ok, we're here. here's dad. mom. the twins. aunt alice... you didn't tell me aunt alice was coming. of course. don't forget grandpa. can the test drive be over now? maybe just head back to the dealership?
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polls i love polls no when they if they turn negative i don't like them." the unabashed billionaire also leading the way when it comes to verbally shredding his opponents ... even those trailing far behind him, like jeb bush, now polling in the low single digits. trump says: "you started off here right next to me, and then you were there, and then you were there. by the next time you're gonna be off the stage, alright?" while trump bashes bush, bush --- along with ted cruz, rand paul and chris christie --- are all beating up on marco rubio for missing crucial congressional votes. bush ad says: "over the last three years rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first. that's the rubio way". but, those missed votes have not kept rubio from picking up a key congressional endorsement - representative trey gowdy - who sits on the powerful house oversight committee. gowdy says: "i know that i'm gonna vote in the south carolina republican primary for marco rubio." republican ohio governor john kasich picked up an
endorsement of his own --- billionaire ron burkle --- who has mainly supported democrats in the past. meanwhile, leading democrat hillary clinton, taking a break from the campaign trail today, also took a break from responding to attacks during a campaign stop yesterday ... clinton says: "i will do everything i can to keep us safe. i have laid out my plans over the last few months." waldman says: "the last day of 2015 will be campaign light ... with only democratic candidate, bernie sanders, scheduled to appear in iowa. in washington, joel waldman, fox news." the iowa caucus is just over a month away - on february first. nevada's caucuses follow later in the month. mayor rahm emanuel says every chicago police patrol car will now be equipped with a taser. this follows a series of high- profile shootings by officers. emanuel says the city will double the number of tasers available to 14-hundred.... in
shootings. the city has been on edge - and seen numerous protests - since video was released last month - showing an officer shooting and killing a black teenager 16 times in 2014 "ultimately, what we are doing is injecting some humanity into the work of our police department and the police officers. that is what these new policies will help us do." emanuel also says chicago officers must be better trained in knowing the difference between when they can use a gun and when they should use a gun. the death toll rises along with the floodwaters in the midwest. at least twenty people have been killed in missouri and illinois over the past few days... and water rescues are still taking place. matt finn has more from just outside st. louis. midwestern states... inundated with deadly flooding. this entire home floating down the swollen meramec river in missouri. other houses and structures staying up... but getting completely
this man and his dog being rescued from a roof, water lapping at the edges. the man falling in as he tried to get the dog into the boat. (nats - water rushing) rivers and streams reaching levels not seen in the area for more than two decades. the mayor here in valley park ordering mandatory evacuations in the town, where the flooding is expected to break records. this area resident says he's unable to get home. dietz says: "..at the bottom of the subdivision there's just one way in and one way out. and the water has covered the road down there and it's don't want to be bringing cars through it." disasters declared in illinois, where volunteers set up sandbags to try to get ahead of the rising water. the flooding forcing hundreds of roads and highways in the region to close. missouri's governor calling up the national guard to help keep people off water-logged dietz says: "..there's a lot of stuff gonna mean, if i can get back to valley park, got a bunch of of businesses down get more serious
think." (on cam tag) the flooding also being blamed for the shutdown of a waste water treatment plant outside of saint louis. that malfunction... sending sewage directly into rivers and streams. in valley park, missouri, matt finn, fox news. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty we stay close to freezing through sunday morning with highs around 50 degrees. north thursday afternoon are expected to decrease overnight through new year's eve as we ring in 2016. new year's day will feature north breezes to 15 mph in the afternoon. we'll see more clouds on sunday with slight rain chances monday into
on wednesday into thursday. highs increase to the low-mid 50s with lows at 40 and above during that time. we stay close to freezing through sunday morning with highs around 50 degrees. north breezes to 20 mph on thursday afternoon are expected to decrease overnight through new year's eve as we ring in 2016. new year's day will feature north breezes to 15 mph in
see more clouds on sunday with slight rain chances monday into tuesday then again on wednesday into thursday. highs increase to the low-mid 50s with lows at 40 and above during that time. we stay close to freezing through sunday morning with highs around 50 degrees. north breezes to 20 mph on thursday afternoon are expected to decrease overnight through new year's eve as we ring in 2016. new year's day
breezes to 15 mph in the afternoon. we'll see more clouds on sunday with slight rain chances tuesday then again on wednesday into thursday. highs increase to the low-mid 50s with above during that time. your favorite restaurant could one day replace waiters... with smart phones. it's already happening in china. we'll explain how one place is saving
china... has replaced waiters - with a smartphone app. the idea is proving to be a huge hit. hundreds of millions of chinese already use the app... called "we chat". this restaurant in beijing uses it to take orders - showing photos of each dish. the customer selects their food by touching the screen - and is given a number that is called out over a
the food is ready. the owner of the restaurant says he plans on cutting costs even further. there will be four no's in this restaurant, that is no waitress, no cashier, no merchandiser, and no chef. i did this because i'm following the technology development trend in china. no word yet on how he plans to eliminate the "chef". on the plus side - customers are seeing prices drop a bit... as the restaurant saves money on staff. thanks for joining us..