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i'm christine maddela. this afternoon, a woman lost control of her car and slammed into a bus stop. fox5's cyndi lundeberg joins us now from lake mead and rancho with more on the investigation. the driver of the car lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a man in a wheelchair... i spoke with a state senator who says he wants major changes to las vegas roadways to save lives. thursday around 1:30 p-m a woman hit the median near lake meade and
both her tires..... swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a bus stop where a man in a wheelchair was waiting. lt. david jacoby over those lanes not striking any there was a man bench that was struck wheelchair and was he later died. police about 60 years old. knocked his shoes off scene rushed to save the man.... witness- a woman came by said she was a nurse because the guy was lying she pulled off his shirt out of the car and underneath the car interviewed the woman driving... and are trying to caused her to go the first place. jacoby - it looks like it may have been preventable we dont know what the a car would hit the median area state senator mark manendo says he is currently working pushed back away from roads... wants to slow traffic down in certain areas... and wants to make roads more narrow so drivers have to focus more closely on driving. he says everyday that zero fatalities are reported... it's a good day. mark manendo (d) everyday is a win
metro police do not believe the woman driving was drunk... but they did not rule out distracted driving. reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas metro police on scene tell fox 5 the woman driving is believed to be in her late 20s to early 30s.... and say she fully cooperated with their questioning. metro says they are still looking into what happenned. several witnesses watched as a man was shot and killed at a busy street corner. the shooting happened in a parking lot at rainbow and westcliff, around 12-30. witnesses told police they saw the man waiting in his car, when another car drove up to it. police say the victim got into the grey nissan altima, and there was a fight. witnesses heard gunshots, and saw the victim jump out
""he's seen getting out and having his hands up this is pretty clear from one of the witnesses that was walking by that had unobstructed view and then several more shots are heard and then the vehicle is seen speeding out and then getting on to west cliff and then north on rainbow." "and they were way too fast i tried to get the license plate but it was way too fast for me to do that." " police are looking at surveillance cameras from gas stations and convenience stores. they're trying to find a license plate number, and any other information that will help solve this crime. another man has lost his life... hours after suffering injuries in a shooting. it happened at two-30 this morning, at a home near flamingo and buffalo. the victim was taken to u-m-c where he died. metro believes the victim and suspect knew each other, and say there was a fight before the shooting. police aren't releasing information about the suspect, but they have an idea of who they're looking for. if you have information on either of these shootings, call crime stoppers at 702-385-55-55. a woman accused
car into a crowd on the strip, missed her court appearance because of unruly behavior. everyone in the courtroom could hear screams right outside the door. " screams outside courtroom" lakeisha holloway's attorneys were in the room, along with district attorney steve wolfson. police say holloway killed a woman and injured 35 people in the december crash. her daughter was in the car at the time. holloway's hearing was rescheduled for february 18th. and in another courtroom... the 19-year-old woman charged in a man's death appeared for a status check. police say megan hippie and her boyfriend kyle staats killed a man in a 24-hour- fitness parking lot. the victim, neil gandler, was in town for c-e-s, and police believe the couple tried to rob him before shooting him. a fire at an apartment building tonight started after a cooking incident. clark county fire and rescue says the fire happened at the sage point apartments, on reno near maryland parkway.
two ladder trucks were among the vehicles firefighters brought out to the scene. it took them less than 10 minutes to put the fire out. only one apartment was burned... but others had water and smoke damage. the red cross is helping five displaced people. and two people and five dogs escaped this burning home today. it started this morning around 10-30, at a home near buffalo and alta. las vegas fire and rescue says heavy flames and smoke were blowing out of the windows when they arrived. it took them less than 10 minutes to get the fire out. fire officials say one upstairs bedroom was gutted, and damage was estimated at 40 thousand dollars. marinello school of beauty is shutting down two locations here in the valley... leaving more than 200 local students wondering where they will continue their education. department of education investigators found several violations at marinello, which has locations in 5 states. the department says the school charged studts for excessive overtime, and submitted false job placement rates to students. all of the
closing, and about 800 employees are affected. the local schools here are on bonanza near nellis, and sunset near mountain vista. marinello officials released this statement about the closure: "our students have gone to great lengths to complete their education to better their lives. the department's actions have deprived marinello's students of the opportunity to complete their education at marinello without interruption. marinello also says it's giving students transcripts and information about transfer options. tesla's battery plant here in nevada is creating jobs... but at a slower pace than what was originally expected. according to the nevada governor's office of economic development... 272 people worked at the tesla and panasonic factories by the end of 2015. 700 jobs were projected back in 2014... and lawmakers used that to approve more than a billion dollar tax incentive package for tesla. officials say tesla is building in phases rather than all at once... and it still plans
peak production. a new convention building is coming and this one because it will have a roof-top pool! commissioners approved plans three-story building to be used as a convention space. commissioners also gave wynn las vegas the go- two-story wynn las vegas hasn't released shopping center, to build it. and race fans will have a convenient place to stay... once a new hotel is built near the las vegas motor speedway. c-a-i investments is developing a starwood hotels project at speedway boulevard near the i-15. the hotel will have 125 rooms and will cost 18 million dollars to build. it will include a restaurant and outdoor pool. construction is set to start this july and last at least a year. 59 construction jobs and 29 permanent jobs will be created. north las vegas police are joining other law
around the valley, in stepping up patrols during super bowl weekend. the "joining forces campaign" aims to keep the state's goal of having zero fatalities on the road. you'll see more police and troopers patrolling our valley's streets, looking for impaired drivers. police ask everyone to have a plan to get home safely if you plan on drinking. you may know about the tipsy- tow program to come get you and your car if you don't feel comfortable driving. but there's also options for motorcyclists who need a lift. stu's motorcycle towing will offer bikers a free tow and not just this weekend, but any we have information on all home options on the links page of our website, fox5 vegas dot com there's a bit of magic that went into a make-a-wish surprise for a "1,2,3... blows the pixie dust " loving community give a young experience she'll never forget.
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from the militia leader, after he was indicted by a federal grand jury. "the results of government officials ignoring the people, are acts like the takeover of the malheur refuge. taking over the refuge was not only right, it was the duty of the people to do." " most of the occupiers are still in jail, but two have been released. four protestors are standing their ground at the malheur national wildlife refuge. federal officials still have that area surrounded. experts say police are continuing to wait it out, as part of a strategy learned standoffs where people were killed. the ranchers' spokesman lavoy finicum was killed last week in a confrontation with law enforcement. earthquakes to hazardous spills... nevada's national guard is preparing what to do, if a catastrophe happens in our country. around 200 soliders were part of today's exercise. some trained on rescuing people trapped in rubble... others learned how to de-contaminate victims if they're covered in dangerous materials. these guard members practice
a year, but are always on alert in case they are needed. for these exercises, we usually know ahead of time. but if this was a real- world situation, we'd have 6 hours to respond, everyone would have to be at our armory to take care of the situation about 40 nevada national guard soldiers also left for a nine-month deployment to africa today. they'll install, operate, and maintain communications systems in the area. last month, nevada sent out more than 200 guard members to the middle east. officials say about 10 percent of nevada's soliders are now on deployment. a young girl thought she was going to a disney drawing demo, as part of a make-a- wish program. instead, she was surprised with the gift of a lifetime. "do you see london, would you like to go to london? have you ever been there before? well guess what? you get to go to london! really??"
ariez has been fighting kidney disease for much of her life. this make-a-wish surprise took a lot of teamwork to pull off. "magical memories" at town square had a painting made of mickey and minnie in london. frozen's anna and elsa helped present the prize disney artists were there too, along with paige o'hara... the original voice of "belle" from beauty and the beast. and as you can see, it was a touching moment for everyone. " to be able to take time out to bring magic into the life of a child, it's priceless, it's something we'll all remember, we've already discussed it, it's not going to be a one time thing for us. we will be a part of make a wish for a long time. " ariez' mother tells us she received a kidney transplant last summer... and her father was the donor. the family plans to go to london in march. now fox5 weather 24..7. with chief meteorologist ted pretty plenty of sun over the next week and
a warmer morning in store for us friday with 38 degrees, then mostly sunny with a high of 58. we'll see full sun and highs at average and above for the 61 on saturday, then 66 on sunday. a little warmer into next week as we'll see 68 monday, then around 70 degrees tuesday through thursday. plenty of sun over the next week and temperatures increase as a result. a warmer morning in store for us friday with 38 degrees, then mostly sunny with a high of 58. we'll see full sun and highs at average and above for the weekend. we'll see 61 on saturday, then 66 on sunday. a
there's just a few days left to get in your pre-race practice runs. fox5 and our take 5 to care partners are teaming up with goodie two shoes for the big game 10k run festival... and we hope you'll join us! and run or walk with us sunday- february 7th in downtown las vegas. registration includes entrance to health expos, a tailgate and a big game viewing tailgate and a big game viewing
to register, visit fox5 vegas.com and click on take 5 to care. more zika virus cases are reported here in the united states. the efforts to prevent an epidemic... and what health officials say it does to unborn babies. "(robert espinal, employee) "i see the boy take the gun. he says give me the money." " shock in a grocery store... as a young boy aims a loaded gun at an employee.
it was hillary clinton verses bernie sanders tonight on the debate stage in new hampshire. and it didn't take long for it to get heated. the candidates sparred over wall street, their credentials, and who's the more progressive candidate. sanders spoke about not having a super pac... and clinton distanced herself from wall street money. healthcare was also a big talker... with both candidates passionately arguing their points of view. "the republicans want to repeal the affordable care act. i want to improve it. i want to build on it, get the cost down, get the prescription drug cost down. senator sanders wants us to start all over again."
committee. that committee wrote the affordable care act. the idea that i would dismantle health care in america while we're waiting to pass a medicare for all is just not accurate." " this was the final debate before votors in new hampshire head to the polls. president bill clinton is making a second stop in las vegas this election season... to rally support for his wife. he'll be in las vegas tomorrow, speaking at a brotherhood of carpenters event. then saturday, he'll head to pahrump to speak at manse elementary school. both of these events are open to the public. clinton was in las vegas just two weeks ago. lawmakers interviewed the former pharmaceutical c-e-o who hiked the price of a life-saving drug. but they had a tough time getting answers out of the man social media dubbed "pharma-bro". "chaffetz says: "..what do you say to that sick, old, pregnant woman who might have aids, no income and she needs daraprim in order to survive. what do you say to
make that choice. her? the advice of fifth amendment privilege against self incrimination and respectfully decline to answer your question." " martin sckreli the house committee hearing... but that's about all he did. year-old's company raised the price of a drug that treats h-i-v patients from 13 dollars to seven-hundred dollars a pill. the zika virus continues to spread, both in the u.s. and abroad. dianne gallagher has the latest on how u.s. are trying to stop it. (gov. rick scott, (r) florida) today florida has 12 zika cases. we have to ensure that florida is safe. just like in a hurricane, you're going to prepare for the worst, hope for the best. florida is not alone in dealing with zika, it's been confirmed in a number of states. texas actually created a task force to help deal with it and the world health organization said last week that he
so rapidly in central and south america, it estimates four million people could be infected in the next year. zika virus is mosquito-born but the first case transmitted in the u.s. did not come from a mosquito. (dr. christopher perkins, dallas county health and human services) in dallas county we have received confirmation that it was spread otherwise, through sexual activity experts say the infection by itself is not dangerous but there is an alarming link to a condition called microcephaly, in which women infected while pregnant can give birth to babies with small heads and underdeveloped brains. (seema yasmin, m.d.) that's the important thing to remember. this isn't a huge health concern for the majority of people but we do know for pregnant women this could be something very concerning. so concerning, the c.d.c is telling women who are, or could be pregnant not to travel to zika-affected areas or have unprotected sex with men who have. delta and united airlines, along with the department of defense, are allowing pregnant employees to opt- out of assignments in those places. at the epicenter of the outbreak, summer olympics host, brazil. as the country prepares for carnival this week, it's also finalizing a public
more than 200- thousand troops. in washington, i'm dianne gallagher. nevada health officials say so far,here are no reported cases of the zika virus here. a florida grocery store cashier was held at gunpoint... and police say it was an eight- year-old boy aiming the gun. "(eboni alls, mother) "when i grabbed my purse, it was so light. i'm like i knew i was missing something. i said where my gun? the first thing i thought was i hope jaden don't have my gun." " investigators say the boy stole the loaded gun from his mother, and took it to a grocery store. he pointed it at an employee and demanded money. several employees grabbed the child and called police. the boy is getting a mental evaluation, and police haven't charged him or his mother yet. downtown visitors are showing some love to a popular statue. the efforts the community is making, to restore a work of art... and raise money to
visitors are making a popular local statue after it was damaged by vandals. " it's great to see everyone come out and put new locks on it and support the american heart they're doing it. it's great. " locket" sculpture outside container 2013's "life is beautiful" festival. last month, one of the metal grates featuring the locks was