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this is fox5 news at 10. local. las vegas. a metro police officer is on the wrong side of the law tonight. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. he was arrested for domestic battery by strangulation and first degree kidnapping.. fox5's elizabeth watts has more on the case. officer james burt arrested tuesday for very serious charges.. metro police wouldn't release any details.. but said he was arrested for domestic battery by strangulation and first degree kidnapping.. and booked into the clark county jail... hannah brook/safe nest it's very unfortunate because it shows that domestic violence can happen between anyone regardless of career choice or economic stature. hannah brook is with safe nest- the largest domestic violence shelter in nevada... she says police officers are held to a higher standard and while we don't have any details on the victim or what happened... brook says it's likely the abuse was going on for awhile... hannah brook/safe nest usually when it gets to this point where the police have been called to
quite awhile.. many times domestic violence will start with simple verbal abuse emotional abuse and that's something to look out for and it will eventually escalate. it's a crime of control. she says the strangulation charge is key... it used to be easy for abusers to plead down to misdemeanors with domestic abuse charges.. but new laws make that more difficult... and they face serving time. hannah brook/safe nest it forces the courts to really take a look and hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions transparent nevada shows last year officer burt made more than 130-thousand dollars in pay and benefits. metro says he has been relieved of duty without pay pending judicial and internal investigations.. burt has a 48 hour hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7:30. if you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship you're urged to contact safe nest for help right away. three motorcyclists have lost their lives in less than a week on valley roads.
happened in henderson. it happened around three p-m on lake mead near the 2-15 and 5-15. henderson police say the s-u-v tried to make a left turn... when it was struck by the biker. the rider was taken to sunrise hospital where he died. police say he was wearing a helmet. the s-u-v driver stayed on scene. police have not said if alcohol or drugs were a factor... but said speed on the rider's part and driver's failure to yield played a part in the crash. a suspect is wanted for stabbing his ex- girlfriend's male friend in downtown las vegas. according to police... it happened around six this morning at the "safari hotel" on fremont street near bruce. police say the man showed up at their room... and stabbed the victim several times. he was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. police do not have a description of the man. anyone with information should call police or crimestoppers 7-0-2-3-8-5-55-55. former clark county
will still run for north las vegas mayor... even after pleading "no contest" to a d-u-i charge. collins was arrested on a charge for driving impaired back in december... after a crash while leaving the n-f-r at the thomas and mack. today -- collins pleaded "no contest". he will have to pay a 685-dollar fine and complete d-u-i school... which he's already finished online. collins says this is a lesson learned... and it won't stop him from running for north las vegas mayor. "cant change history. i made a mistake. but im still tom collins. im still the man that goes out there and works hard for everybody. everyday." collins' attorney says his client did not receive any special treatment. they will put a motion to close the case out early... once the fine is paid. dozens of performers gave their opinions about the new fremont street ordinance implemented almost two mont ago. clark county commissioners invited buskers to give feedback at city hall. the city enforced new regulations november 16-th of last year.
must register for a random lottery of 38 spaces... and rotate every two hours. many say they're upset with the city. "we're not second class citizens we have same constititonal rights as everybody. we should be allowed to be there without anyone interfering with that. if we self regulate thats the key. then law doesnt get violated. the city doesnt get sued. fremont street doesnt get sued. we get back to doing business and everybody wins." some street performers say it's better if they all can co-exist... so it doesn't create conflict over the spaces. president obama delivers his seventh --- and final --- state of the union address. the president turning his attention from typical pressing legislative goals to a handful of big ideas for our nation's future ... fox's joel waldman has more on the non- traditional speech. waldman says (oncam intro): "president obama admitted he will leave the oval office with some unfinished
future is bright." potus says: "we live in a time of extraordinary change - change that's reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet and our place in the world. " president obama taking an unconventional approach in his final state of the union address ....looking beyond his own presidency ...into america's crystal ball. potus says: "our unique strengths as a nation - our optimism and work ethic, our spirit of discovery and innovation, our diversity and commitment to the rule of law - these things give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come." the president, who himself often found it hard to work with members of congress, using a series of executive actions to get his way on issues ranging from gun control to immigration ...argued our entire political system needs revamping. potus says: "a better politics doesn't mean we have to agree on everything." cementing his own legacy - president
successes - from bringing the country back from economic crisis ...to providing healthcare to more americans. but south carolina governor nikki haley delivering the republican response disagreed with the president's economic outlook. haley says: "as he enters his final year in office, many americans are still feeling the squeeze of an economy too weak to raise income levels." in washington, joel waldman, fox news." governor haley also went on to say how americans are more worried about a terror attack than ever before. a unlv student was in the audience tonight in washington. tania dawood is in her second year at the university... and was invited by senator harry reid. i feel very humbled because it's an opportunity that i understand not a lot of people can have so i want to make the most of it and take it all in and be very grateful. " tania serves on the unlv muslim students association.
tonight without dave rice. he was forced to resign sunday night as head coach. some fans we spoke to had mixed feelings about the situation. "its very unfortunate. i like dave rice a lot i just think he was learning on the job. maybe he wasnt strong enough with the players to get them to do what he needed them to do and we just need to move forward." "they've had good years and bad years and when you can recruit and get good people which i think hes been trying to do. it just doesnt make sense." assistant todd simon is now the interim head coach. u-n-l-v faced the new mexico lobos at the thomas and mack center. unlv beat new mexico won 83 to 74. we'll have post game reaction -- coming up later in the newscast with kevin bolinger. "i would pay off my house. buy another house. and i would probably help the needy. donate some to charity.
family man the bahamas. to the gonna pay some bills. and take our kids on a cruise." wednesdays powerball jackpot is now at 1.5 billion dollars thats the highest price for any jackpot in the history of the u.s. while the chances of winning are pretty slim, its always fun to day dream about what you could buy with all that money... fox5's miguel martinez-valle has some ideas just incase the winner is from las vegas... 1.5 billion, wow that can do some damage here in the valley... but just what can that get you, a very fun weekend in las vegas thats for sure, but can it buy you a casino? i spoke to an expert and he gave me some big ticket real estate ideas for the lucky winner... the winner of the 1.5 billion dollar jackpot wont be taking all of that money home, if you take the cash option
you subtract federal taxes, assuming theres no state tax, youre left with about six hundred and ninty seven million five hundred dollars in your pocket. but just how much money is that? bridge: "we did the math and if you were to convert your cash winnings, in ones, into feet you could cover the length of around 775 football fields... stack those of eachother and 202 las vegas stratospheres in and lastly, that many bills placed next to each other could cover the length of the las vegas strip about 10 times..." so if youre thinking of investing in real estate and looking to buy a casino, you can really get your moneys worth downtown... "you could do great, considering the las vegas club just sold for about 40 million dollars you could do really well, you could buy a big chunk of fremont street maybe or build a new fremont street." the las vegas strip's a little more expensive... " cosmopolitan went for about 1.5 billion dollars last year so you might not be able to get one of the big ones." but theres always
buy... " the t mobile arena thats just going up costs about 350 million dollars give and take, so you could build an arena " and with that kind of money, you could even buy an nhl team and bring them to the city ... if thats what you wanted... so there are a lot of big options you can buy in las vegas if you win, ofcourse that is a big if... the odds of winning are listed on the powerball website as around 1 in two hundred and ninety two million, reporting live, miguel martinez- valle, fox5 news local. las vegas. the powerball drawing is set for wednesday night, and the jackpot is expected to go up even more before then. if you do happen to be the lucky winner.... there are some things you need to know.... first you should call an attorney.... and it should be a partner at a larger, national firm. avoid hiring a family attorney or friend. second-- take the lump sum. if you take the
have access to the money when you want. decide right now how much you want to give to family and friends. do not the discuss the decision with family members so there will be no conflict. do not hire an investment manager. they charge fees and usually a percentage of the assets. it's not worth it. a program meant to help families send their kids to private schools is at a standstill. how some parents the extra funds could have made a difference. fight for solar. tomorrow morning on fox5... the public utilities commission is set to make a final future of solar as the solar industry rallies together to fight the new rate structure. your fox5 weather
pretty. this is fox5 news at 10. local. las vegas. just weeks were going to start collecting money for their kids education choice program... a judge puts a halt to the program. that program would have given five-thousand dollars per student for education costs. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg has judges decision... it puts us in a position where as a parent i have to make sacrifices spends nearly 20- a year sending her two kids to private school. samantha linares - i dont get to drive fancy cars or have fancy vacations i the school choice program passed last year would've given family's up to five-thousand dollars per education costs.
school system if we want our children to have the best educational experience that they can have that is what we were hoping for was a little break two lawsuits have been filed against the program. one suit in clarkecounty claims school choice is unconstitutional because it could use state money for religious purposes.... amy rose- legal director aclu nevada - because the voucher program uses public money and allows the money to go towards religious institution its a violation of the constitution the other lawsuit filed in carson city maintains it's illegal to take money from the public education system... it's estimated the clark county school district alone would be out more than 17- million dollars.... a judge sided monday in favor of the lawsuit. schnieder- another concern is it will take money from the public schools yes but i if we have students leave those classrooms and they take that money then the public schools will still have money..... but theyll also have fewer students so
fewer students lineras says the judges ruling will hurt local students... lineras- i make a lot of sacrifices like our parents do and its not just a free ride they arent looking for free money theyare looking for money they paid theyre looking for the bes education they can get and the nevada public school system does not offer that right now but the americal civil liberties union maintains her children aren't the one who need protecting if this law passes. amy rose- many of these private schools they dont follow the same curriculum they can discrimnate on the basis of religion on the basis of sexual orientation and they do and theyre doing it all with tax payer money cl f5n llv the a-c-l-u says they have not heard back from a judge regarding their lawsuit saying 'school choice' violates the seperation of church and state.... they expect this decision will go all the way to the nevada state supreme court.
24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty we stay in the mid to upper 50s through the next seven days. we'll drop down to 33 degrees to start on wednesday morning..many areas of the las vegas valley will see freezing temperatures to start. the slight chance of showers for the weekend and into next week. the las vegas valley pushed off into
we stay in the mid to upper 50s through the next seven days. we'll drop down to 33 degrees to start on wednesday morning..many areas of the las vegas valley will see freezing temperatures to start. the mountains get a slight chance of showers for the weekend and into next week. the las vegas valley chances are now pushed off into
a resource for physicians around the valley will move into a bigger space. the "clark county medical society" breaks ground on a new office building. and eastern. the professional physician organization has been in its current than thirty years. the new space larger to allow las vegas. conference room for patient learning programs... and health-related boards. "we want building designed around activities we do. not just meetings to reach out to community. ability to educate members
to be able to do those things in our home." more than 15- hundred members make up the "clark county medical society". it's been serving the valley for sixty years. are you ready for some football? "super bowl fifty " is already less than a month away! crews are rolling out new turf for n-f-l's biggest game at levi's stadium in santa clara. "the field will be in use for 30 hours during the week with the pregame shows--the half time rehearsals--all that--so it's gotta withstand that before it even gets to the game so that's why it's gotta be extra tough." n-f-l officials say the playing surface has to be thicker and stronger -- to prepare for rain or freezing conditions. more than 75- thousand square feet will be layed out this week. it's made up of real grass grown on plastic. "super bowl fifty" takes place at levi's stadium on sunday, february 7-th. and some local furry friends will be representing las vegas in the animal version of the super bowl. it's called the "puppy bowl"!
animal planet the same day. will feature adoptable puppies... including three local ones from the n-s-p-c-a. and "magic". the people of boulder city want answers... controversy over animal shelter continues... claims the city former animal supervisor is... after 21 years without a football team.... the n-f-l is returning to l-a. we have the details on what happened at the league's relocation meeting. you're watching fox5 news at 10.
a metro officer has been arrested.... and is now off the job. this is james burt. he was taken into custody today.... for domestic battery and kidnapping. burt is suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation... he had been with the metro police department since september 2005. the controversy over animal abuse in boulder city
the former animal control supervisor --mary police investigation found she had animals. boulder city want to know why she can't be found... collecting her retirement from the city. one woman says frazier euthanized her dog, less than two hours after it ran away from home... feared the worst disappeared. - i knew she was really caring about them. i knew what her reputation was i was worried he'd boulder city is frazier with 37 felony animal cruelty counts. the district attorney is now case. the powerball a record breaking and thats going up before wednesdays drawing... that kind of money can make a big wave anywhere you go but martinez-valle
ticket items you could get here in the valley with the winnings... the odds of winning are listed on the powerball website as around 1 in two hundred and ninety two million, still theres a chance, so i spoke to an expert in all things las vegas to see what kind of real estate you could get in the valley with that cash. first the math, if you take the cash option instead of the annuity, and once you subtract federal taxes, assuming theres no state tax, youre left with about six hundred and ninty seven million five hundred dollars in your pocket. according to david schwartz, from the university of nevada las vegas, thats enough to build you a new arena, like the t- mobile arena on the strip which cost around 350 million dollars... still while it can get you the arena, it wont buy you one of the big casinos... " " you could do some damage, probably more damage if
buy casinos downtown or for the local casinos, strip casinos are a little bit more expensive, especially the big ones, cosmopolitan went for about 1.5 billion dollars last year so you might not be able to afford one of the big ones." " the jackpot is the largest in u.s. history, it beat out the previous record holder which was a 2012 megamillions payout of 256 million dollars. and in order to help you visualize that huge amount of money just think, if you placed all of that money in single dollar bills it would be enough to span the length of the las vegas reporting live, valle, fox5 news local. las vegas. the jackpot announced wednesday night president obama delivered his final state of the union the president-- laying out his agenda for what
office. karin caifa has the highlights from capitol hill . "mr. speaker, the president of the united states" president obama's final state of the union address struck an optimistic tone. combining an ambitious agenda with a sense of hope for the future. (president barack obama): i don't want to talk just about the next year. i want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. the president addressed some of the division in congress and urged members to (president barack grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise with recent the minds of many americans... the president discussed how he plans to handle the growing threat of isis (president barack obama): "if this congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote." south carolina governor nikki haley delivered the republican response... and
different perspective. (gov. nikki haley, (r) south carolina): we are facing the most dangerous terrorist threat our nation has seen since september 11th, and this president appears either unwilling or unable to deal with it. the path ahead for the president will not be easy -- election years can be difficult ones to get things done. the president hopes tonight's speech will serve as a call to action. (president barack obama): i believe in change, because i believe in you -- the american people. and that's why i stand here as confident as i've ever been, that the state of our union is strong. in washington, i'm karin caifa. the armed activists occupying an oregon national wildlife refuge continue to stand strong.... saying the public is on the cusp of losing their freedom. "we must stand up and ask the federal government to live within the confines of the law. this is about abuse in health care, abuse of federal regulations at
losing our freedoms and it is close to being gone past the point of no return. " yesterday the group used an excavator to cut a fence which they said divided private and public land near the refuge. they said the move would allow the family living on the land, the pucketts, to graze their cattle at the refuge. the militia plans to hold a community meeting friday to inform the public-- when they'll leave. ten u-s navy sailors... are being held in iran.... after iranian news reports claim the sailors were trespassing in iranian waters. the men... and one woman were detained... today. iran's revolutionary guard officially confirmed the seizure.. at least one of the u.s. boats may have had mechanical problems...and drifted into iranian waters. the pentagon says the u.s. lost contact with the boats as they were traveling between kuwait and bahrain. "earnest: "u.s. authorities have been in touch with iranian officials" earnest: "they've confirmed that our sailors are safe.
us that our sailors will be allowed to resume their journey promptly." " the u.s. sailors are expected to be transferred to a u.s. ship tomorrow morning... at least ten people a dred and fifteen others injured after a suicide bombing in istanbul. the blast-- tearing through a popular tourist destination. authorities are blaming isis for the attack. we will not take a step back in our fight against daesh, our resolve will continue as in our fight against all terrorist organizations.'' (voice of translator) " the blast happened near the blue mosque. among the victims.... german and peruvian tourists as well as turkish citizens. the blast the latest in a string of isis attacks in turkey. a july bombing killing more than thirty people near the border with syria. two bombs in ankara killing more than one- hundred in october. the first responders to a shooting at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs last year.... receive a special honor. "i have said over
community is defined by how we responded to this incident...not by one person who engaged in this senseless act of violence." " three people were killed and nine other wounded in the november shooting. in addition to the emergency personnel.... six civilans who also jumped into action were recognized. the suspect, robert dear, is charged with first-degree murder and related counts. in a court hearing called himself a babies. a popular children's cough syrup is being recalled due to overdosing concerns. the perrigo company is revalling two batches of its children's guaifenesin grape liquid and three batches of the cherry cough medicine. the cough syrup is sold a c-v-s, dollar general, kroger and rite aid. both flavors were sold in four ounce bottles with a dosage cup in a box under the store brand products. the company says some packages could potentially contain a oral dosing cup with
markings. walmart is voluntarily recalling more than 300 thousand griddles. the store says the heating element on the rival brand griddles can crack and cause an electrical shock. the product was sold at walmart stores nationwide and online between july 2015 and december 2015. there have not been any reports of any injuries. customers can return the appliance to walmart for a refund. the nation's second largest media market has gone 21 years without an n-f-l team for 21 years... but that is about to change. the rams heading back to los angeles.... "the nfl owners tonight approved the return of the los angeles rams to the market, starting with the 2016 season, in 2019 they will be opening in a new stadium " the san diego chargers will have an option to share the facility in englewood. the oakland raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were
move to los angeles if san diego chooses not to. the rams will most likely temporarily play at the los angeles coliseum.... a new stadiium is slated for 2019. the rams were based in l-a from 1946- to 1994 when they moved to st. louis. the runnin rebels are back at the mack.... under new leadership.... we'll let you team did against new mexico with head coach. 24/7 forecast is coming up next coming up next the debate over sex ed continues for the clark county schol district.. there was a meeting just last night.. one caller wants to know are we too obsessed with sex.. and not enough about the rest of the
just 48 hours after dave rice was forced to resign ... the runnin rebels were back in action tonight they took on new mexico with todd simon now in charge fox5's kevin bolinger is live at the t&m with the highlights and post game reaction. closed captioning will resume closed captioning will resume closed captioning
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the next seven days. we'll drop down to 33 degrees to start on wednesday morning..many areas of the las vegas valley will see freezing temperatures to start. the mountains get a slight chance of showers for the weekend and into next week. the las vegas valley chances are now pushed off into tuesday. we stay in the mid to upper 50s through the next seven days. we'll
rants to the rant at fox5vegas.com or call at 702-436- 8285 here's a look at what's coming up.. on fox five news at eleven. a metro officer is indicted, accused of violating a woman's civil rights. how long he could spend in prison if convicted. have an office lottery pool going with your coworkers? why this could get you in trouble here in nevada. a dog is man's best friend.... but this pup is more than just a companion... he is also a
those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. showing off some
it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. live from las vegas it's time for fox5 news at 11. a metro officer is behind bars. the violent crimes he's accused of... and the warning domestic violence advocates have for abusers. " when i realized we couldn't find bo and he didn't have his collar on, i was like, oh no. i hope mary jo doesn't have