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good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning. first - cassandra jones joins us with a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more moisture associated with it and will produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into
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wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk metro is investigating the first deadly auto-pedestrian
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crash in the new year. police say a woman was crossing the street last night near durango and was hit by a jeep wrangler. the victim died on police say the driver was not impaired and this is the first auto-pedestrian accident within metro's this year. searching for the deadly fight at the siegel slots it happened early near craig and nellis. got into an altercation with two other men inside the business. were shot and taken to u-m-c. one died from his injuries... the other is recovering. the first homicide of the year in north las vegas as 44-year-old police say fleming got into a fight inside a home near centennial parkway and lamb friday afternoon. police are still killer. call crime 3-8-5-55-55 if you have any information.
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remember you can remain anonymous could be eligible reward. after years of delays... the trial las vegas pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation starts today. holland faces life in prison if convicted. holland was "america's most wanted." he's been in jail since his arrest in 2012. police say he sexually assaulted girls as young as seven during "counseling" sessions. holland has pleaded "not guilty" to 17 felony charges including child sexual assault, lewdness and bribing a witness. in national news, its back to business for president obama as he returns to the white house, ready to address gun control in america. ahead of today's town hall, the president will meet with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss options for tougher gun restrictions. the president is expected to use executive action to strengthen background checks required
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purchases. could be revealed as early as next president obama's annual state of the union address. of buying two guns used in the san bernardino attack is due in court for his preliminary hearing this morning. last week, enrique marquez was charged with conspiring to carry out terror attacks in 2011 and on december 2nd, 14 people were killed during an ambush on a holiday party at the inland regional center. syed farook and his wife shootout with police. will return to the center, but the actual conference room where the attack happened will remain closed. an oregon rally is making national headlines this morning.. protestors, of nevada rancher cliven bundy, showed up to challenge the punishment of two ranchers, who they say refused to sell their land.
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fox5's shannon moore is live in studio to explain more than 100 protestors stormed the grounds of a wildlife refuge accusing officials of targeting and unfairly punishing the hammond family. to give you a bit of background on this story - the land that surrounds the hammond's ranch including the refuge, now occupied by protestors, has been expanding for the last several years. the fish and wildlife services bought out a majority of it in the early 70's, but the hammonds refused to sell their property. the government then limited grazing permits and diverted ranches in the hammond's -- ever since then, there's been a battle brewing. hammond and his father dwight performed what they described as a "routine burn" they set several fires to reduce the threat of wildfire and increase the productivity of their land - its a common practice among ranchers ... well that fire spread to 127 acres of public land the two then faced a judge
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where prosecutors insisted the fires were set illegally.. the then sentenced to 5 years in prison. "when the outside of its place and the bounds the it is the duty of the government back it its place." protestors, including ammon heard from there -- say the conviction was an example of their power. they say they're peacefully protesting and are prepared to stay indefinitly the hammonds are scheduled to report to prison this afternoon. according to protestors the hammond family already paid more than 200 thousand dollars in fines and are being forced to pay another 200 thousand by the end of this year... or sell their land. as the new year's
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weekend wrapped up and hundreds of thousands packed up to leave the city, thousands more are just getting in to town. people with raging hangovers this way... people with the coolest new technology that way... ces is back this
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martinez-valle was at mccarran when the techies touched down.
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c-e-s is expecting its biggest show yet, and with tech junkies pouring in from all over to learn about the latest gadgets orginizers say theres no place like vegas when it comes to hosting such a big event. " las vegas has always been such a great host to us, and its clear that this is a city that can not only handle that many people but welcome that many people and show them a very good time while theyre here." miguel martinez- valle fox5 local las vegas>> the consumer electronics show goes through saturday. around 20- thousand technology products will debut during the show. this week, students at nine clark county schools will get a special visit... two nasa educators and a former astronaut will be talking to kids about their work and what life is like in space. right now, the space agency is preparing for a journey to mars, something these kids could very well be a part of in their lifetime. if you're feeling lucky you might want to head to stateline! the current
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powerball jackpot is an estimated 400- million dollars, so it might be time to a little road trip. powerball tickets aren't sold in nevada, so you'll have to head to arizona or primm to get in the game. folks who are trying to cash in on the jackpot. here, it's all about money. when you can have money and being able to do whatever you want whenever you want, that's the attraction." powerball estimates the chances of someone picking the winning numbers is about 1 in 300-million. the next drawing is on wednesday. the public utilities comission's recent decision on solar power had a lot of solar customers fuming. but now the new rates which were suppose take effect january first... are on hold. we'll explain after the break.
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some of the smartest people on the planet were in las vegas over the weekend... see what they were doing... and how it could benefit all of us. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next
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jason feinberg , . weather 24/7 with cassandra jones and traffic solutions. this is fox5 news this morning. a powerful earthquake rocked india this morning... leaving six people dead-- and more than a hundred injured. police say the 6.7 magnitude quake struck before dawn. sending people running from their homes as they collapsed around them.. it also caused significant damage to government buildings. a growing pile of fe jackets-- used by refugees before they arrived in greece... now sending a powerful message to the world. volunteers and medical aids created this massive peace sign on friday. it's made up for more than 3- thousand life jackets. it calls for a safe passage to those escaping war, poverty, and oppression. the first images of el faro's final resting place in
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have been released. the ship sank on october first during hurricane joaquin. investigators have located the wreckage, but have not found the ship's black box. they are still trying to figure out why the ship took on water and sank to the bottom of the ocean. the bodies of the 33 crew members on board have not been recovered. the biggest container ship to ever visit the u-s, will sail off today. the 'benjamin franklin' docked at the port of oakland on thursday. port officials say it's arrival could lead to a new era of "megaships" bringing cargo between the west coast and asia. the ship is longer than the height of the empire state building and almost too tall, to sail under the golden gate bridge. the ship can hold 18-thousand containers. a series of storms threaten california, with potential flooding this week. the national weather service says the first rainstorm hit the state yesterday. and forecasters say a second, stronger storm is expected tonight and will run into
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the morning... ((anchor chat)) good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more moisture associated with it and will produce wide
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snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning. here's a look at
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solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news nevada energy meet this week to decide if they on new solar the "public utilities commission" will meet thursday to consider pausing the new rates for customers, which were supposed to take effect january first. the changes would raise the
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base service charge for customers a little more than 5- dollars a month. the changes would also reduce the amount the power company pays to buy power back from rooftop solar panels. some uber riders experienced sticker shock when they saw their bills for new year's eve rides. the ride sharing service had surge pricing on the holiday.. in some areas the cost was nearly 10 times the normal rates. riders hit up social media to complain about what they call "price gouging". the company warned drivers prior to the holiday and drivers are also warned of possible higher fares before requesting rides. the state of new york is demanding daily fantasy sports websites give back all the money they've made. the attorney general of new york filed a lawsuit demanding fanduel and draft kings return the money. he determined the sites are an illegal gambling operation. the sites have said they've taken in more than 200 million in entry fees from at least 600-thousand customers... just in the state of new york...
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along with returning the money, the lawsuit wants to fine the companies up to 5-thousand dollars per case. a new year means new hoverboard laws for the state of california. effective january first, riders in california have to stay in the bike lane. and can only ride on roads with speeds of less than 35 miles per hour. you also have to be over sixteen, and wear a helmet rule breakers could face a 250-dollar fine. and theres a new invention to help us move around. its called 'rockit' single foot skate. it combines roller-skates, scooters and skateboards in one device. users strap the device to one shoe and use the other foot to guide it. the inventor says he is aiming to create a new greener form of transport. hundreds of techies competed in a-t-and-t's annual hackathon at the palms this weekend. the event focused on creating the best overall app. developers...
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designers.... and entrepreneurs came together for the competition. last year, an app that prevents people from falling asleep behind the wheel took first prize. this year the winners will share 100- thousand dollars in cash and prizes. "it's truly an amazing and crazy time because they think of the craziest stuff, i mean who would think a facial recognition app that can wake you up when your driving could exist." the top three apps will take part in a live pitch session during the a-t-and-t developer summit tomorrow. here's an app some nfl coaches will need today... the "i need a hug" app. they'll need a hug... and a job... see why today is the worst day of the year to be an nfl coach. plus... the special way a man who survived the deadly amtrak crash... thanked the three officers who saved his life.
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we have another dumb crook hall of fame... this guy is a real dim wit. a group of men robbed a group of people last week. but before taking off... one of the men took a selfie with one of the female victims and even exchanged snap-chat info with her. that selfie helped police track him down... he was arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and several other charges. he is being held on 170-thousand dollars bail. a survivor of a deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia is giving back to the three police officers who carried him from the wreckage. nick ritrivi has season tickets to see the new york giants. he invited the officers to join him at last nights game against the philadelphia eagles. eight people died and more than 200
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were injured when the speeding train derailed last may. 364 days of the year... it's great to be an nfl coach... today is the one day it's not. they call it black monday in the nfl... it's the day most coaches get fired... two coaches didn't even make it to today... cleveland fired mike pettine last night... the 49ers dumped jim tomsula as well... other teams who might swing the axe today are miami... tennessee... the colts and the giants. newborn twins, born in different years. an early delivery for a mother and father in california...sent them to the hospital on new years eve. the twins weren't due for another month. but fate had other plans. a baby girl was born at 11:59 p-m on december 31-st. and just two minutes later--a baby boy--at 12:01 a-m, january first. the twins and mom are doing well.
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bra?? it's a new thing. we've got a sneak peek of the bra and more... see what's hot at ces this year... next. another legal setback for bill cosby... his wife being forced to testify. plus... cosby takes to social media to
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a wildlife refuge in oregon. what they're demanding... plus the nevada connection... and what law enforcement is doing about it. chris brown finds himself in a las vegas controversy... he's accused of punching a woman... see why brown's camp is calling her a liar.
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from driverless cars to robots. the latest and greatest tech gadgets will be unveiled at the consumer electronics show in las vegas this week... we've got your preview. welcome back, i'm maria silva and i'm dave hall. we'll get those headlines in a minute, but first - cassandra jones has a quick look at 24-7 forecast. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. today will bring showers to the area the second system has a lot more moisture associated with it and will
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produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic
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solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk a rally in oregon is underway... hundreds of armed men have taken over a wildlife refuge, including the sons of nevada rancher cliven bundy. fox5's shannon moore joins us live in studio to explain whats going on. this is a story that's getting a lot of national attention. these protestors being called militia-members, though they say they're not -- they claim they're there to take back the rights of the people and put the governement in its place. ammon bundy and his fellow
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upset over the punishment of the hammond family, whom own a ranch near the now occuped wildlife refuge. the family refuses to sell their land to the federal in turn has been treated unfairly by authorities - that's according to steven and dwight hammond. the father - son duo set fire to their land back in 2001. they say, to mitigate wildfires...the blaze burned 127 acres of public land, alarming officials. prosecutors, took the ranchers to court and made their case -- claiming the family set the fires on purpose to cover up some sort of illegal activity. they were sentenced to five years in prison and are preparing to head back to jail this afternoon to serve their second sentence "this is more than about them, they've made their decision but this is about all those other people out there. harney county. the united states. and each person in it. if we do not stand and put these things to an end that what has happened to them, will happen to more and more people." protestors say
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they don't want disregard for the constiution to become the norm. they think the hammond family deserves to retain their land and do what they want with it. in the past the family had grazing rights limited, water rights restricted and even access to their home blocked by the federal goverenment. they've also paid more more than 200 thousand dollars in fines. protestors say they plan to stay at the refuge and treat it as a base for other patriots to gather. the issue - they're armed and many of the nearby families are concerened. law enforcement officials say they're aware of the situation and are monitoring closely -- so far, they haven't taken any action against the group. a teenage girl
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las vegas has been identified. the coroner says the body of 12- year-old tristin magness was discovered yesterday morning on idaho avenue, near charleston and nellis. police say the death does not appear to be suspicious... but metro's abuse and neglect is investigating because of the girl's age. the coroner has not said how the girl died. the man killed over the weekend while riding a segway has been identified as 72- year-old james harrington. police say harrington fell around seven o'clock saturday night in a neighborhood near rancho and craig. he died from his injuries. police have not released any other details. singer chris brown is under investigation here in las vegas after a woman claims he punched her and took her cell phone. the alleged incident happened yesterday morning at the palms. police say the
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party inside a hotel suite when she tried to take a picture of the cell phone. the victim claims an argument brown hit her and took her phone. we spoke to witnesses who want to remain anonymous. they say the woman is lying. "we were with chris the whole time. no have left. and punched a girl in the face. he was seen. there was no unaccounted time he was missing. he was just low key whole night playing basketball..." police say private security escorted the woman out of the room. she was later removed from the property by hotel security. when detectives went to the hotel room... brown was already gone. t-m-z has identified the victim as liziane gutierrez. she posted this picture of her alleged injuries online. brown's publicist says gutierrez made up the story after she was kicked out of the party for being
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brown's publicist also says hotel security cameras captured the woman's "wild behavior" on camera. we reached out to the palms for a statement. they said quote "as a matter of company policy... palms does not comment on guest matters." bill cosby's wife--camille--will be forced to testify in a defamation lawsuit, against him. the lawsuit was filed in massachusetts by seven women-- who claim he sexually assaulted them decades ago. when they went public--they say he defamed them. camille cosby will take the stand under oath to say what she knows about the case--despite her lawyers efforts to block the subpoena. last week--bill cosby was also charged with sexually assaulting a woman after giving her drugs. the son of former basketball player lamar odom is sending out new pictures from his father's bedside. lamar odom junior shared this photo on instagram last thursday along with the caption "christmas with my 15. blessed." this is the first
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lamar since he was hospitalized in october after being found unconscious at a pahrump brothel. reports say odom took his first steps without assistance two weeks ago and doctors say his brain function is slowly improving. in more local news... electric car company "faraday future" is expected to unveil a new concept car at the consumer electronics show tonight. last month -- nevada lawmakers approved a 335- million dollar deal to bring "faraday future" to north las vegas. the factory is expected to bring about 45-hundred jobs to the state. one of the coolest new gadgets being unveiled at c-e-s this year is the world's first "smart" bra. the accessory works by measuring biometrics. it tracks your heart rate and steps right through your clothing. the smart bra will cost you around 150-dollars and will be in stores this spring. "riva audio's" latest line of
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speakers streams music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. this on is unique because it can also play anything off your phone or tablet, unlike traditional wireless speakers. and "aivvy headphones" is out with a wireless headphone that enables users to store thousands of songs directly on the device. c-e-s continues through saturday. strip headliner britney spears gets a "piece of her" stuck in a tree. but the show must go on... see how the singer broke free during her "toxic" performance. lending a hand. holiday cheer restored to a henderson family who lost everything in a fire just days after christmas. how some local firefighters stepped in to get them back on their feet. your fox5 weather
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states have a long 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.
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fight ahead as historic flood waters start to recede. cleanup is underway for folks in missouri and illinois after days of heavy rains.
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fox's matt finn has more on the new fears for those living along the mississippi river.
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"we just got a notification that said if we need to evacuate just be prepared and that's what we're going to do." in vicksburg, mississippi residents and officials taking precautionary measures ahead of possible flooding. smith says: "it's not just homes that are affected...it's businesses and government entities in this case." matt finn, fox news.">> good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more
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produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning.
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your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas
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to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk a henderson family who lost everything in a fire celebrates a late christmas thanks to some local firefighters. a fire engulfed the family's home three days after christmas and destroyed all of their belongings. so the henderson fire department and operation fire heat teamed up to help them shop for the necessities... but the gifts were an extra surprise! firefighters showed up with all the presents for the family of five. this is the seventh family "operation fire heat" has helped this holiday season. a gracious mom takes to facebook to thank a helpful flight attendant. the mother posted this picture saying the southwest airlines worker went above and beyond the call of duty. she says her 9
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month old son got antsy during their flight from fort lauderdale to new york last week. without hesitation the flight attendant picked him up and walked up and down the aisle with him so the woman and her husband could eat. the post went viral and even made its way back to the flight attendant who says quote "it was truly my pleasure and he made my day!! i needed him more than he wanted me!" a d-c police officer is leaving a positive impression on a group of young musicians. fox's alexandra limon explains what happened when the officer showed up to their music video shoot.
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with the kids having fun, shooting the video, we see a cop pull up, we thought we was about to get pressed out you know?" but instead of shutting down their music video shoot -- they say the officer was even in the music video. ceosonson says: "it actually shocked me cause it gave me a great insight, you know, outlook on cops now, cause it's like, you know, we was expecting him to shut us down, tell us all to go home, but when he actually came and played over with us know, that's a good look on all the m- p-d that's in d-c." (anchor tag) c-e-o-sonson and his manager reached out to fox 5 to share the positive experience with the officer. they say they'll now have a much better mindset going into police encounters and they want to share that positive attitude with others. reporting in northwest d-c, alexandra limon, fox 5 local news.>> it'sonday...
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holidays... so i'm guessing a lot of you feel just like this. sometimes life has a funny way of hitting you in the mouth... this poor guy has the monday morning blues. plus... what's on the path? it looked like a log... except this log has big teeth... what the hall is next. ((music)) dave has 3 mysteries for us
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after trying brookside chocolate, people talk about it online. love at first taste. i would liquefy it and bathe in it. curse you, brookside! your nefarious plans have succeeded. nefarious? are we still talking about chocolate? brookside.
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what's on the path? what is that man wearing? and what was this guy thinking? here's what the hall?? most of you guys are heading back to work this morning after a nice vacation... it's rough... i get it... and i found the perfect video to sum up how this monday feels. here's bills kicker dan carpenter slamming down his helmet... then watch as the helmet slams him right back... bam... right in the ole kisser... this is exactly how i felt when my alarm went off this morning... carpenter was mad after missing a kick... so now he has a sore ego... and a sore lip. it's hard to believe... but there was a guy who had an even more embarassing moment... cardinals quarterback matt barkley lost a bet... so he had to take
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the field wearing this. a cut off shirt... booty shorts... and uggs... uggs... is exactly my reaction when i saw this yesterday... first i was thinking poor matt... then it was more like poor everyone who sees this... to his credit... barkley lost the bet and paid up... he's man of his word... those booty shorts were a bad omen for his team though... the cardinals got crushed by seattle 36-6. finally... bike riders in florida have it rough... they have to dodge people... cars... and crocs. : "sick and tied of people putting these logs across the path... ohh that's a crocodile... or alligator... whatever." he was so calm about this... he passed a few feet from a pretty big gator and acted deal... apparently people are leaving logs across bike paths... just to annoy the bike riders... so seeing this actually a relief.
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((anchor chat)) strip headliner britney spears is probably working out some kinks with her show over at the planet hollywood today.... this after she got stuck on stage during a performance. the pop star was strapped to a harness as she prepared to take flight over the crowd saturday. but the device had to be rescued by a stage crew after being free she continued with her performance. an incredible recovery. we'll give you an update on smurf-- the kitten turned in to a california shelter after being abused. the difference some t-l-c made,
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a two month old
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purple and california animal shelter battered and abused-- is minakg a remarkable recovery. caretakers say the kitten, now named smurf, had to undergo surgery because of her injuries. they think she might have been used as bait to train a fighting dog. the shelter recently shared an update on the kitten. they say she's bright eyed and eating like a champ.. she's also made a friend in wanda--seen here let's take a look at what's ahead on fox five news this morning. 2016 begins... the same way 2015 ended... a deadly accident... another person has been hit and killed on a valley road. armed militia members take over
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in oregon. what they're demanding... plus the nevada connection. ya feeling lucky... punk?? if you are... better make a trip to stateline... the powerball jackpot is getting ginormous again. good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning. first - cassandra jones joins us with a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series bearing down on us as we head into the the first system today will bring light scattered
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with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more moisture associated with it and will produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed oour maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk metro is investigating the first deadly
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crash in the new year. police say a woman was crossing the street last night near durango and sahara when she was hit by a jeep wrangler. the victim died on the scene. police say the driver was not impaired and wasn't speeding. this is the first auto-pedestrian accident within metro's jurisdiction so far this year. police are still searching for the suspect in a deadly fight at the siegel slots and suites. it happened early saturday morning near craig and nellis. police say a man got into an altercation with two other men inside the business. two of the men were shot and taken to u-m-c. one died from his injuries... the other is recovering. the man killed in the first homicide of the year in north las vegas has been identified as 44-year-old patrick fleming.
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police say fleming got into a fight with another man inside a home near centennial parkway and lamb friday afternoon. police are still searching for his killer. call crime stoppers at 7-0-2-3-8-5-55-55 if you have any information. remember you can remain anonymous on that tipline and could be eligible for a cash reward. after years of delays... the trial for the former las vegas pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation starts today. 59-year-old otis holland faces life in prison if convicted. before his arrest, holland was featured on "america's most wanted." he's been in jail since his arrest in 2012. police say he sexually assaulted girls as young as seven during "counseling" sessions. holland has pleaded "not guilty" to 17 felony charges including child sexual assault, lewdness and bribing a witness. in national news, its back to business for president obama as he returns to
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the white house, ready to address gun control in america. ahead of today's town hall, the president will meet with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss options for tougher gun restrictions. the president is expected to use executive action to strengthen background checks required for gun purchases. the new actions could be revealed as early as next week, during president obama's annual state of the union address. the man accused of buying two guns used in the san bernardino attack is due in court for his preliminary hearing this morning. last week, enrique marquez was charged with conspiring to carry out terror attacks in 2011 and 20-12. on december 2nd, 14 people were killed during an ambush on a holiday party at the inland regional center. the shooters, syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik were killed in a shootout with police. today, workers will return to the center, but the actual conference room where the attack happened will
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remain closed. an oregon rally is making national headlines this morning.. a group of armed protestors, including the sons of nevada rancher cliven bundy, showed up to challenge the punishment of two ranchers, who they say refused to sell their land. fox5's shannon moore is live in studio to explain more than 100 protestors stormed the grounds of a wildlife refuge accusing officials of targeting and unfairly punishing the hammond family. to give you a bit of background on this story - the land that surrounds the hammond's ranch refuge, now protestors, has been expanding several years. the fish and wildlife services bought out a majority of it in the early 70's, but refused to sell the government then limited grazing permits and diverted water to several ranches in the area including the hammond's -- ever since then, the family says there's been a battle brewing. in 2001, steven hammond and his
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father dwight performed what they described as a "routine burn" they set several fires to reduce the threat of wildfire and increase the productivity of their land - its a common practice among ranchers ... well that fire spread to 127 acres of public land the two then faced a judge where prosecutors insisted the fires were set illegally.. the hammon duo was then sentenced to 5 years in prison. "when the governement steps outside of its place and the bounds the people have given it. it is the duty of the people to put that government back it its place." protestors, including ammon bundy, whom we heard from there -- say the conviction was an example of officials abusing their power. they say they're peacefully protesting and are prepared to stay indefinitly the hammonds are scheduled to report to prison this afternoon. according to protestors the hammond family
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dollars in fines and are being forced to pay another 200 thousand by the end of this year... or sell their land. as the new year's weekend wrapped
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of thousands packed up to leave the city, thousands more are just getting in to town. people with raging hangovers this way... people with cool new technology that way... ces is back this week... fox5's miguel martinez-valle was at mccarran when the techies touched down.
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international consumer electronics show doesnt officially start until wednesday, early arrivals have already landed in mccarran airport from all over the world. " my name is hugo fernandez im from san diego," " my name is april, im visiting from seattle" " (name) i come from china, i came here to visit ces" c-e-s is expecting its biggest show yet, and with tech junkies pouring in from all over to learn about the latest gadgets orginizers say theres no place like vegas when it comes to hosting such a big event. " las vegas has always been such a great host to us, and its clear that this is a city that can not only handle that many people but welcome that many people and show them a very good time while theyre here." miguel martinez- valle fox5 local las vegas>> the consumer electronics show goes through saturday. around 20- thousand technology products will debut during the show.
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this week, students at nine clark county schools will get a two nasa educators and a former astronaut will be talking to kids about their life is like in space. right now, the space agency is preparing for a journey to mars, something these well be a part of in their lifetime. lucky you might want to head to the current jackpot is an estimated 400- million dollars, so it might be time to a little road trip. powerball tickets aren't sold in nevada, so you'll have to head to arizona or primm to get in the game. we talked to some folks who are trying to cash in on the jackpot. "what are we doing here, it's all about money. when you can have money and the security of just being able to do whatever you want whenever you want, that's the attraction." powerball estimates the chances of someone picking the winning numbers is about 1 the next drawing
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the public utilities comission's recent decison on solar power had a lot of solar customers fuming. but now the new rates which were suppose take effect january first... are on hold. we'll explain after the break. some of the smartest people on the planet were in las vegas over the weekend... see what they were doing... and how it could benefit all of us. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next you're watching
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morning with dave hall, maria silva, monica jackson, jason feinberg , . weather 24/7 with cassandra jones and traffic solutions. this is fox5 news this morning. a powerful earthquake rocked india this morning... leaving six people dead-- and more than a hundred injured. police say the 6.7 magnitude quake struck before dawn. sending people running from their homes as they collapsed around them.. it also caused
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significant damage to government buildings. a growing pile of life jackets-- used by refugees before they arrived in greece... now sending a powerful message to the world. volunteers and medical aids created this massive peace sign on friday. it's made up for more than 3- thousand life jackets. it calls for a safe passage to those escaping war, poverty, and oppression. the first images of el faro's final resting place in the atlantic ocean have been released. the ship sank on october first during hurricane joaquin. investigators have located the wreckage, but have not found the ship's black box. they are still trying to figure out why the ship took on water and sank to the bottom of the ocean. the bodies of the 33 crew members on board have not been recovered. the biggest container ship to ever visit the u-s, will sail off today. the 'benjamin franklin' docked at the port of oakland on thursday. port officials say it's arrival could lead to a new era of "megaships"
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bringing cargo between the west coast and asia. the ship is longer than the height of the empire state building and almost too tall, to sail under the golden gate bridge. the ship can hold 18-thousand containers. a series of storms threatens california, with potential flooding this week. the national weather service says the first rainstorm hit the state yesterday. and forecasters say a second, stronger storm is expected tonight and will run into the morning. ((anchor chat)) good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the
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first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more moisture associated with it and will produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances
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good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic solutions
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your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk nevada energy regulators will meet this week to decide if they should hold off on new solar power rates. the "public utilities commission" will meet thursday to consider pausing the new rates for customers, which were supposed to take effect january first. the changes would raise the base service charge for customers a little more than 5- dollars a month. the changes would also reduce the amount the power company pays to buy power back from rooftop
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solar panels. the state of new york is demanding daily fantasy sports websites give back all the money they've made. the attorney general of new york filed a lawsuit demanding fanduel and draft kings return the money. he determined the sites are an illegal gambling operation. the sites have said they've taken in more than 200 million in entry fees from at least 600-thousand customers in the empire state. along with returning the money, the lawsuit wants to fine the companies up to 5-thousand dollars per a case. a new year means new hoverboard laws for the state of california. effective january first, riders in california have to stay in the bike lane. and can only ride on roads with speeds of less than 35 miles per hour. you also have to be over sixteen, and wear a helmet rule breakers could face a 250-dollar fine. check this out. this is the 'rockit' single foot skate. it combines roller-skates, scooters and skateboards in one device.
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users strap the device to one shoe and use the other foot to guide it. the inventor says he is aiming to create a new greener form of transport. the hottest tech gadgets are on display at c-e-s this week. we've got a sneak peek of a high- tech bra and much more... see what's hot at c-e-s this year... next. the las vegas strip brought in the new year loud and proud... the fireworks got lost of cheers but also a couple of jeers. find out why... the morning rant is.next ((closed captioning
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on new year's eve we the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges.
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and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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aired a rant from a man talking about how massive dubai's is, saying las vegas should have the biggest fireworks display in the said disgusting, disgusting that vegas can't do anything as magnificent as dubai. that got some people fired it comes to vegas fireworks, there's room for well, here's a few stratosphere
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the strat is the tallest observation tower in the u-s. it's not technically considered a building by many standards because it's not entirely habitable. that's why you won't find it on many "tallest buildings" lists. but it is listed as one of the top 20 tallest towers in the world. time for more rants... including some love for us here at fox5. hey, thanks for that. we appreciate you watching. email your rants to the rant at call and leave a voicemail: 702-436-
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armed militia in oregon. what they're demanding... plus the nevada connection... and what law enforcement is doing about it. chris brown finds himself in a las vegas controversy... he's accused of punching a woman... see why brown's camp is calling her a liar. from driverless cars to robots, the latest and
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greatest tech gadgets will be unveiled at the consumer electronics show in las vegas this week... we've got your preview. welcome back, i'm maria silva and i'm dave hall. we'll get those headlines in a minute, but first - cassandra jones has a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more moisture associated with it and will produce wide spread showers and snow for our local
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tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances weekend. good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate
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routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk a rally in oregon is underway... hundreds of armed men have taken over a wildlife refuge, including the sons of nevada rancher cliven bundy. fox5's shannon moore joins us live in studio to explain whats going on. this is a story that's getting a lot of national attention. these protestors being called militia-members, though they say they're not -- they claim they're there to take back
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the rights of the people and put the governement in its place. ammon bundy and his fellow supporters are upset over the punishment of the hammond family, whom own a ranch near the now occuped wildlife refuge. the family refuses to sell their land to the federal government, and in turn has been treated unfairly by authorities - that's according to steven and dwight hammond. the father - son duo set fire to their land back in 2001. they say, to mitigate wildfires...the blaze burned 127 acres of public land, alarming officials. prosecutors, took the ranchers to court and made their case -- claiming the family set the fires on purpose to cover up some sort of illegal activity. they were sentenced to five years in prison and are preparing to head back to jail this afternoon to serve their second sentence "this is more than about them, they've made their decision but this is about all those other people
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county. the united states. and each person in it. if we do not stand and put these things to an end that what has happened to them, will happen to more and more people." protestors say they don't want disregard for the constiution to become the norm. they think the hammond family deserves to retain their land and do what they want with it. in the past the family had grazing rights limited, water rights restricted and even access to their home blocked by the federal goverenment. they've also paid more more than 200 thousand dollars in fines. protestors say they plan to stay at the refuge and treat it as a base for other patriots to gather. the issue - they're armed and many of the nearby families are concerened. law enforcement officials say they're aware of
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are monitoring closely -- so far, they haven't taken any action against the group. a teenage girl found dead in east las vegas has been identified. the coroner says the body of 12- year-old tristin magness was discovered yesterday morning on idaho avenue, near charleston and nellis. police say the death does not appear to be suspicious... but metro's abuse and neglect is because of the girl's age. the coroner has not said how the girl died. the man killed over the weekend segway has been year-old james harrington. harrington fell around seven o'clock saturday night in a neighborhood near rancho and craig. he died from his injuries. police have not released any other details. singer chris brown is under
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investigation here in las vegas after a woman claims he punched her and took her cell phone. the alleged incident happened saturday morning at the palms. police say the woman was at a party inside a hotel suite when she tried to take a picture of the singer with her cell phone. the victim claims an argument broke out and brown hit her and took her phone. we spoke to witnesses who want to remain anonymous. they say the woman is lying. "we were with chris the whole time. no time where he could have left. and punched a girl in the face. he was seen. there was no unaccounted time he was missing. he was just low key whole night playing basketball..." police say private security escorted the woman out of the room. she was later removed from the property by hotel security. when detectives went to the hotel room... brown was already gone. t-m-z has identified the victim as liziane gutierrez. she posted this picture of her alleged injuries online.
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brown's publicist says gutierrez made up the story after she was kicked out of the party for being "disruptive and out of control." the publicist also says hotel security cameras captured the woman's "wild behavior" on camera. we reached out to the palms for a statement. they said quote "as a matter of company policy... palms does not comment on guest matters." bill cosby's wife--camille--will be forced to testify in a defamation lawsuit, against him. the lawsuit was filed in massachusetts by seven women-- who claim he sexually assaulted them decades ago. when they went public--they say he defamed them. camille cosby will take the stand under oath to say what she knows about the case--despite her lawyers efforts to block the subpoena. last week--bill cosby was also charged with sexually assaulting a woman after giving her drugs. the son of former basketball player lamar odom is sending out new pictures from his father's bedside. lamar odom junior shared this photo on
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with the caption "christmas with my pops. here's to 20- 15. blessed." this is the first picture posted of lamar since he was hospitalized in october after being found unconscious at a pahrump brothel. reports say odom took his first steps without assistance two weeks ago and doctors say his brain function is slowly improving. in more local news... electric car company "faraday future" is expected to unveil a new concept car at the consumer electronics show tonight. last month -- nevada lawmakers approved a 335- million dollar deal to bring "faraday future" to north las vegas. the factory is expected to bring about 45-hundred jobs to the state. one of the coolest new gadgets being unveiled at c-e-s this year is the world's first "smart" bra. the accessory works by measuring biometrics. it tracks your heart rate and steps right through your clothing. the smart bra will cost you around 150-dollars and will be in stores
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the 20-thousand gadgets expected to make their big c-e-s officially wednesday and runs through saturday. hundreds of techies competed in a-t-and-t's annual hackathon weekend. the event creating the best overall app. developers... designers.... and came together for the last year, an app that prevents people from falling asleep behind the wheel this year the share 100- thousand dollars in cash and prizes. "it's truly an amazing and crazy time because they craziest stuff, i mean who would think a facial recognition app that can wake you up when your driving could exist." the top three apps will take part in a live pitch session during the a-t-and-t developer summit tomorrow. strip headliner britney spears gets a "piece of her" stuck in a tree.
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but the show must go on... see how the singer broke free during her "toxic" performance. from stuck in a tree... to just stuck... see why today is the worst day of the year to be an nfl coach. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next the southern
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fight ahead as every morning these men ate a tired breakfast and had a tired day. they weren't lumberjacks, they were slumberjacks. then one day jack showed up with a breakfast burrito poweredby jalapeos. it didn't just change theirmorning. it changed everything!
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spicy jalapeos, chipotle sauce with grilled bacon, eggs and cheese. the jalapeo bacon breakfast burrito.
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historic flood waters start to recede. cleanup is underway for folks in missouri and illinois after days of heavy rains. fox's matt finn has more on the new fears for those living along the mississippi river.
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closed for four days after water flooded out some of the tracks. growing fears in areas south of the historic flooding which killed at least 31 people across several states and forced large-scale evacuations. the possibility of rising waters in arkansas, louisiana and the entire southern mississippi river valley becoming a real concerns for residents. anne tinker says: "we just got a notification that said if we need to evacuate just be prepared and that's what we're going to do." in vicksburg, mississippi residents and officials taking precautionary measures ahead of possible flooding. smith says: "it's not just homes that are affected...it's businesses and government entities in this case." matt finn, fox news.">> good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. a series of storms are bearing down on us as we head into the first week of 2016. the first system today will bring light scattered showers to the area with a high of 54. the second system coming in tuesday has a lot more
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moisture associated with it and will produce wide spread showers and snow for our local mountains. the high tuesday will be 54 degrees with more rain expected into wednesday. a winter storm watch is in effect tuesday morning through wednesday for snow fall levels dropping down to 5000ft & 3-8 inches of snowfall expected. daytime temperatures will be in the 50's all week long with a chance of showers sticking with us through the week before becoming slight chances through the weekend. good morning.
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your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with
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your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk a mom hits facebook to thank a helpful flight attendant. the mother posted this picture saying the southwest airlines worker went above and beyond the call of duty. she says her 9 month old son got antsy during their flight from fort lauderdale to new york last week. without hesitation the flight attendant picked him up and walked up and down the aisle with him so her and her husband could eat. the post went viral and even made its way back to the flight attendant who says quote "it was truly my pleasure and he made my day!! i needed him more than he wanted me!" a survivor of a
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philadelphia is giving back to three police officers who carried him from the wreckage. nick ritrivi has season tickets to see the new york giants. he invited the officers to join him at last nights game against the philadelphia eagles. eight people died and more than 200 were injured when the speeding train derailed last may. 364 days of the year... it's great to be an nfl coach... today is the one day it's not. they call it black monday in the nfl... it's the day most coaches get fired... two coaches didn't even make it to today... cleveland fired mike pettine last night... the 49ers dumped jim tomsula as well... other teams who might swing the axe today are miami... tennessee... the colts and the giants. newborn twins, born in different years. an early delivery for a mother and father in california...sent them to the hospital on new years eve. the twins weren't due for another month. but fate had other plans. a baby girl was born at 11:59 p-m on december 31-st.
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minutes later--a baby boy--at 12:01 a-m, january first. the twins and mom are doing well. "star wars: the force awakens" continues its domination of the box office. the movie took in another 88-point-3 million over the weekend. it's now passed both "jurassic world" and "titanic" u-s ticket sales, and is trending to blow past "avatar" -- which took in 760-point-5 million dollars. avatar reached the number in 72 days but "the force awakens" is expected to do it in less than 20. strip headliner britney spears and her team are probably working out some kinks with her show over at planet probably working out some kinks with her show over at planet hollywood today. this after she got stuck on stage during a performance. the pop star was strapped to a harness as she prepared to take flight over the crowd saturday. but the device failed and britney had to be rescued by a stage crew member.
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after being free she continued with her performance. we found a little boy who really loves his melons. watermelons... see why this kid is now known as watermelon boy. jason feinberg joins us from the newsroom with a look at what's coming up in the next two hours. swipe right... its a trendy new term to find a perfect match on dating apps... but now its not just to find a possible mate. its also to find fido and fluffy. well show you the free app... which is most likely fueled by local animal shelters... and like every monday... pet pals will bring in the
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first adoptee of 2016. this morning its... monte! plus... just to make it a clean sweep on the animal stories... a cat gets crafty with its neck cone... and i clear up a rumor about whether i take my cats on errands with me. thanks, jason,
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industrial slid more than 350 points at opening today. this after china's main index plunged almost 7-percent.
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the drop was caused by weak chinese manufacturing data and escalating tensions in the middle east. right now the dow is down 350 points. one little boy has become an internet sensation after eating a whole watermelon. "starts chewing. thats ive never seen that before in my life. is he eating the skin? hes eating the whole. boy shakes the fruit in air. laughs." mitchell was caught on the big screen at a cricket game in australia -- devouring the entire watermelon like an apple -- skin and all. fans became obssessed... and the hashtag watermelon boy started trending on twitter. mitchell has now officially been dubbed "watermelon boy". there's much more ahead on fox5 news this morning. coming up... congress is back in session... what the house
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plans to discuss on the floor today. buffalo bills fans are known for their crazy tailgate antics. but this guy was a little too fired up! see how he ended up in flames.
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