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good morning i'm dave hall maria has the day off now it's time to get a first look at your fox5 weather 24-7 forcast... meteorologist cassandra jones joins us now. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. we'll continue under partly cloudy skies today with thickening cloud cover through the afternoon with highs around 60 degrees. we pick up a little breeze and 61 for friday with partly cloudy skies. the weekend features a slight chance of showers in the afternoon saturday and for the first half of sunday. we'll also see southwest breezes to 20 mph on saturday, then nw gusts on sunday. highs for the weekend will be at 62 saturday, then 59 on sunday with high's right around 60's into the next week with some stronger winds back on monday & tuesday.
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traffic solutions here is a look at 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 here are your photos for the day back to the news desk. more charges for the woman accused of driving her car onto the las vegas strip sidewalk, killing one and injuring dozens. the district attorney issued more than 70 charges against lakesha holloway yesterday. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg has more. lakeisha holloway remains at the clark county detention center without bail... police say on december 20th she intentionally drove her car up onto the sidewalk near planet hollywood... i spoke to one of her victims that says he's thankful for the additional charges. its so crazy to think that is happenned its just something you dont think youd ever experience in your life
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on the las vegas strip... 18 year old christian guerra says his physical injuries have healed... his mental injuries are taking a little longer. christian guerra- physically im pretty fine im pretty sore i can stil feel i guess mentally emotionally its still kind of there we keep encouraging him to go talk to counselors at school because hes not sleeping very good lakeisha holloway the 24 year old woman accused of intentionally driving her car onto the strip... injuring 35 people.. and killing one woman.. appeared in court wednesday to face a total of 71 felony charges brought by district attorney steve wolfson. if she was found guilty and they ran together shed be looking at a lot of years in prison she
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of years in prison i feel like she got what she got coming to her its definetly what she deserved for what she did a witness described seeing people flying like pieces of paper. holloways oldest victim was around 60 years old... the youngest hurt was 11. she was arrested about a mile away. nats"lakeisha holloway case number -----" the victims of the deadly assault say holloway isn't the only one dealing with the memories of that night... i still have dreams actually i guess itd be nightmares i have dreams where im in the one in a car and things are going out of control district attorney steve wolfson says at the time of the lakeisha holloway had marijuana in her system and says it was definetly enough to impair her. she's going to be back in court on february 4th. cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas there is still no clear motive for the crash. if convicted on
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than a thousand years in prison. bail was set for the man accused of sexually abusing children. christopher sena was arrested in december 2014--- investigators say he abused children in his care over a period of 12 years. police are calling it one of the worst cases of sexual assault they had ever investigated. there were nearly a dozen victims. his ex-wife terrie sena and his current wife debra sena were also arrested. terrie is spending ten years in prison after taking a plea deal. christopher's sena's trial is later this year, debra's is next month. the senate voted to block the syrian refugee bill... that would curb the flow of people escaping to our country. the bill would have required everyone fron syria or iraq to be verified by three government agencies. nevada senator harry reid says he also wants leaders to debate donald trump's proposal, that would ban all muslims from coming to the u-s temporarily. trump claims the current refugee program could be a safe haven for terrorists. " "it can't go on forever. at some
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the other agencies are going to have to step forward and do something. i just hope that's sooner rather than later." " protestors are demanding something be done about the bundy- led militia group still having control over an oregon national wildlife refugee. they say they want the government land returned to local control. rally organizers say the activists are threatening years of work between the refugee, people who live in harney county, and the burns paiute tribe. a new state audit - on the nevada the state found passengers are charged... for tens of millions of dollars a year! fox 5's ophelia of the audit. "it sounds like a good idea, it sounds like a good idea, it sounds like america right?" those waiting for their uber or lift particularly aren't surprised to find out about the new state audit report. the division of internal audits says the nevada taxicab authority - a state agency overseeing
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overcharging their riders - up to 47 million dollars a year. among questionable decisions the board has made - how they reallocated a fuel surcharge. the authority temporarily raised mileage rates by 20 cents when gas prices were rising. last summer gas prices dropped - but instead of also dropping the 20 cents - "what they actually did was take about half and put it into the permanent rate so part of that 20 cents became a permanent increase." 8 was added to the permanent fare - 12 cents remains fuel surcharge. another cost the report questions - three dollar fee credit card fee the board approved in 2010. "clark county is one of the few areas in the country where the riding public is charged a credit card fee." last but not least - the report alleges board members overstepped their legislative roles. "there are two
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administration decisions that were overturned by the board." the nevada taxicab authority was established in 1969 to ensure safety comfort and convenience to the public. weinberger says now they seem to cater to the taxi companies - where he believes all excess money is going. now with competition like uber and lyft in town - riders are starting to see the excess on the dashboards. "to pay 30 40 dollars to go 5 to 10 minutes is rediculous." "it definitely confirms and validates that uber is a much better company not only financially but morally." oy f5n llv the division of internal audits presented the report on tuesday night- none of the taxicab authority's board members showed up. dissolving the taxicab authority
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of the report - it would take the next legislative session to actually remove them from power. a proposed ballot to gradually raise our state's minimum wage to 13 dollars an hour, is moving foward. according to the nevada appeal... a carson city judge sided with minimum wage hike supporters yesterday.... and says the language on the ballot doesn't need to be changed. opponents tried to disqualify the petition on technical points. backers have to gather more than 55 thousand signatures to put the proposal on november's ballot. if passed, minimum wage will go up to nine-25 dollars an hour in 2018... then go up 75 cents each year until it hits 13 dollars. there's just a month left, until the democratic caucus here in nevada. votors are using the time now to learn how this process works. "(26) some of us have been trained, but right now we want everyone in our audience to get an appreciation for what it's like being at a caucus come february 20th. (35). " the sun city anthem democrats
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caucus last night. state senator aaron ford spoke to the crowd, and they practiced how to caucus. organizers remind everyone to know where to go on caucus day. the republican caucus is february 23rd. republican front runner donald trump will be in town today. he's hosting a rally for supporters over at the south point hotel and casino. the event starts at 1 p-m, doors open at 11. and former president bill clinton will also be in town today... to rally support for his wife hillary clinton's presidential run. he'll speak at advanced technologies academy at seven- 15 p-m. doors open at 6- 30. it's a busy year for super star jennifer lopez. she's judging american idol... and bringing her greatest hits to her new las vegas residency! "nats of show " j-lo's "all i have" show kicked off
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planet hollywood. plenty of her celebrity friends were there, including ne-yo, ryan secreast, wilmer valderrama, and holly madison. more's rachel smith was at the red carpet premiere, and asked madison what her favorite thing about j-lo is. " it's just kind of the whole package. she just does so many things, i'm just facinated how she does it all with twins and looks so great, i kind of want to know what's her secret. " jlo's residency "all i have" will run for three years at planet hollywood. be sure to tune in to more at 9 a-m, rachel will have more highlights from the red carpet, plus a review of the show. battle over ground a downtown bar is looking to expand but some of their neighbors are being less than supportive. why they say they are against it. tensions high, u-f-c champions came face to face, before they go fist to fist. what we can expect for u-f-c
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now fox weather jones good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. we'll continue under partly cloudy skies today with thickening cloud cover through the afternoon with highs around 60 degrees. we pick up
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61 for friday with partly cloudy skies. the weekend features a slight chance of showers in the afternoon saturday and for the first half of sunday. we'll also see southwest breezes to 20 mph on saturday, then nw gusts on sunday. highs for the weekend will be at 62 saturday, then 59 on sunday with high's right around 60's into the next week with some stronger winds back on monday & tuesday.
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traffic solutions here is a look at 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 here are your photos for the day back to the news desk. a henderson road is getting much- needed improvements, thanks to an r-t-c project. a groundbreaking launched seven million dollars worth of upgrades for racetrack road. officials say this road from boulder highway to athens avenue has needed work for awhile now. crews will install a roundabout, improve flood control, and
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newport drive along with more bicycle lanes. the project is one of the many being funded by fuel revenue indexing. drivers pay for this every time they fill up at the gas pump, and it comes out to about ten cents a day. resorts world gets the approval, to move forward with plans to bring a new casino and hotel to the strip's north end. resorts world was approved on the zoning commmission's agenda yesterday. it's a four billion dollar asian- themed resort, complete with an ampitheater and convention area. resorts world being built where the stardust hotel and casino once stood. this is one of the many projects coming to the north end. the area will also welcome a hotel called lucky dragon... and the convention center will extend once the riviera is demolished. its a case of church versus bar... but the real fight is against the city. some neighboring churches and property owners think all of the economic growth downtown is happening at their expense. fox5's miguel martinez-valle spoke to some people who are less than excited about a local bar
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atomic liquors hasn't had any noise complaint for two years they've been reopened on east fremont. so when they asked the city for permission to expand they were suprised when, community churches and property owners came out against them... " that motion passes..." atomic liquors on east fremont is adding a restaurant next to their bar... and while the city and the owners think this is whats best for downtown.. . " opening a bar and a restaurant is the kind of development that the city should want, if they dont want this kind of development the city is going to die, again." not everyone in the neighborhood seems to agree... " are we to be changed into an entertainment center or are we again going to be that which we are, a community, where there's churches and where theres people living here." their biggest concern, noise, they asked the city to add a limit to the amount of noise the bar could make, the city approved the expansion request without one... " so if noise becomes a nuissance, it is a code violation" the group of
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who spoke out against the expansion say theyre not against the bar expanding, theyre just tired of the city putting economic development before community needs... " it makes no sense, its like just because its the downtown project, doesnt mean they should wave all things" the same group sued city officials and life is beautiful last year because they felt it violated their first amendment rights they say they try to take up their concerns with the councilmen who represent them, but theyre often ignored... "something very suspicious how the they drew the line here, and they play whos on first and they dont represent." as for atomic liquors, they feel their neighbors are taking out their frustrations against the city on the wrong people... "we've been reopen for two and a half years and we havent had any noise issues, by adding a restaurant, im not sure how the noise
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increase." atomic liquor has been open for around 2 years... they say when they first got here there were absolutely no businesses on east fremont... now they have a few business neighbors miguel martinez- valle fox five news local las vegas. atomic liquors has been around since 1953 making it the oldest freestanding bar in las vegas... they're expecting to have the resutaurant open by in spring. u-f-c champion connor mcgregor is an enteraining guy.... here he is hyping up his next fight. "mcgregor puts out hand, anjos refuses it, mcgregor puts on sunglasses instead " yesterday the u- f-c held a pre- fight news conference for u-f-c 197... which takes place at the m-g-m grand garden arena on march fifth. mcgregor and dos anjos are fighting for the 155 pound belt. new women's champ holly holm will also take on challenger miesha tate that night. hotels are looking to recruit
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hosting a three- day job fair next week, to fill 90 jobs for both its main pool and day-dream pool club. cocktail servers, bartenders, lifeguards, security officers, and chefs are needed, among other jobs. the fair runs three days starting tuesday, january 26th. we have information on how to apply on the links page of our website, fox5 vegas dot com. before j-lo landed in las vegas for her new residency... she and the other idol judges... were touring the country in search of the next big thing. singing from tonight's auditions the judges taking in the talent... and listening to those who should probably stick with their day jobs.... they made stops in san francisco, little rock, atlanta and philadelphia. auditions aren't over just yet. you can catch more auditions tonight... right here on fox5.
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the big wager one fan is putting on the cardinals taking home a
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t-v now could be the time to buy. the biggest game of the year means the biggest deals of the year. according to fat wallet-dot-com's annual tv buyer survey... more people plan to buy televisions ahead of super bowl sunday than at any other time during the year. that means super bowl sales.... walmart is already starting to post deals in an effort to lure in shoppers. but some of them are just nuts... like this guy... he's cardinals fan... who is going to get a tattoo of them winning the super bowl... even not even in the " soberanes says: like it, even though some people may not, and some people may say that don't think i did, of the day, when they take it home, i'm going to be so happy, extremely happy that i got it." jose soberanes, says he's a
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sure they will win even though they still need to win the nfc championship on sunday. edit it. plenty more straight ahead on fox5 news this morning... including this... involving hoverboards. kids bombs you never know when are going to go off i guess." for one family... what happened hoverboard caught fire plus... the buffalo bills make history... and it's been a long time coming... see why their new coach could blaze the trail for many after her.
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actually i guess it'd be nightmares i have dreams where im in the one in a car and things are going out of control." victims of the deadly las vegas strip crash get their chance to speak out... as prosecutors drop the hammer on the woman accused of causing it. political showdown. republicans and democrats pulling out all the stops to pick up votes
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more on democratic front-runner hillary clinton's secret weapon. if you see a suspicious looking man... walking fast.... and carrying a man bag... no worries... it's just matt damon shooting his new bourne movie... see why the strip was hollywood central once again. good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm monica jackson. maria silva has the day off. 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. we'll continue under partly cloudy skies today with cover through the
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