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metro k-9 who was attacked during a standoff last week. this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas 1099's... w-2's... they're all coming in the mail.. but the last thing you need to deal with when compiling your tax documents... is filing a police report! i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. mail boxes are being broken open... and some are worried tax documents could be taken. fox 5's ophelia young is in henderson where neighbors are seeing the problem escalate. during the holidays it was package theft we were looking out for - now that its tax season - thieves are looking at the smaller doors - they know thats where the big money is garry ballestrazze visited the mailbox one afternoon last month - very confused with with what he saw. "my mailbox number 11 looks like they pried it open with some type of crowbar...they probably got about 8 of these boxes broken into."
mailbox stations in south henderson - the first concern neighbors minds - tax documents. "well of course this is the tax season time to have something ripped open." gary immediately emailed the post office - who told him to report any but... "how do you report idea waht was in tax preparer mike fairchild knows the feeling...he's had his mailbox stolen too- literally. "the entire mailbox home to get the mail and there was nothing there." he's not surprised to hear about the rash of mail thefts. while w2's can be searched online - employers are required to also send it by mail - and w2's along with retirement, investment, and mortgage interest statements show the full social security number - which is the key to... "everything! because your social security number is tied to just about everything you do credit cards bank statements your bank account your investments everything." mike's advice...use your social
before someone else does. "file as soon as you can the first tax return that gets electronically filed is the one that gets processed." he suggests direct depositing your refund - checking your credit score regularly - and watch your mail. that's task has been a little harder for gary - he's still waiting for his tax papers - at the post office. "i have to get in line and cruise through the line for 20 minutes to half hour." while he awaits the post office to fix his mailbox - broken three weeks ago. and those in the neighborhood say its the older mailboxes like the one ive been standing at - with the square doors that seem to have weaker more pliable metal. the thieves seemed to avoid the newer mailboxes with the rectangular doors - neighbors believe those mail stations are made with sturdier metal. reporting live. two people are hurt after a stabbing at an apartment complex on the northwest side of the valley.
around 5-30 this morning at "portola del sol apartment homes" -- near north simmons and lake mead. police say two people were treated at u-m-c. both are stable. police have not shared any other details about the stabbing. police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood between nellis and lamb near vegas valley drive. officers arrived around 7:20 this morning and found a man with a gun shot wound. emergency responders rushed him to the hospital .. but his condition is currently unknown there are no suspects in custody at this time... the investigation is on-going. two suspects are on the run tonight after shooting and injuring someone during a home invasion in henderson over the weekend. police say a man and woman broke into a home on west atlantic avenue saturday morning -- near lake mead and water street.. they do not think this was a random shooting. the suspects shot at a 32-year-old man several times. he's in critical condition at sunrise hospital. three children were also inside the home at the time... but they
suspects are a white male wtih short or shaved blonde hair. the female is white or hispanic with black hair.. both in their late 20's or early 30's. anyone with information about either of these shootings should call police or crimestoppers 7- 0-2-3-8-5-55-55. just a few more days to go until the nevada caucuses. the democrats are up first saturday with the republicans a week from tomorrow. the role of the superdelegates is under scrutiny after bernie sanders won the new hampshire primary... yet ended up with the same amount of convention delegates as hillary clinton.. thanks to the superdelegates. fox5's les krifaton is live at greenspun junior high where some democrats will caucus saturday- to explain how this could affect your vote. our
we are reading too much into last weeks results from new hampshire given superdelegates can change their vote at anytime right up to and including the weekend of the national convention, first off what is a superdelegate? they have the ability to commit to whomever they want but they can change their commitment anytime as well. college of southern nevada political science professor mark peplowski says regular delegates have to stick to the candidate their group voted for in the caucus process. so why let superdelegates change their vote at anytime? it's a belief in the leadership that there is a certain party core of party leaders who are more sophisticated in their knowledge of party politics, party platform and the history of the candidates that they could make an more educated and informed decision on behalf of the party. in nevada four of the 8 superdelegates are elected, two are appointed and the other two are senator harry reid and representative dina titus. erin bilbray is an elected nevada superdelegate who is supporting bernie sanders.
more the message than the messenger she says most superdeleges follow the popular vote. last week bernie sanders easily won new hampshire but walked away with the same amount of delegates as hillary clinton. she thinks too much is being read into the superdelegate's role right now. these superdelegates they unpledge, they don't have to stay committed to who they are. i think that should have waited until closer to the convention a good example of how the superdelegates can tip the scales happened in 2008 when then senator hillary clinton had majority of the superdelegates heading into the national convention only to see them leave her and back then senator barrack obama. state senator ruben kihuen (key/win) another elected nevada superdelegate doesn't think that will happen again. i do feel all of that work since last year is going to payoff on saturday and that she is going to win not only the popular vote but the delegate vote too ruben kihuen who is not only campaigning for clinton he's also campaigning for himself running
district four says this week what's most important is getting people out to caucus in support of the democrats super-delegates in nevada... three backs sanders... four are uncommited. nationally - according to "the delegates back clinton - while less than a half sanders. democratic presidential candidates are and nail. hillary clinton campaign here in nevada .. today in reno and elko.. "at the end of the day, we can have our disagreements, that's part of the american experience, but ultimately we have to come friends, we've got to work together " over the weekend .. clinton was also holding rallies in
summerlin.. she also spoke at a local church and stopped in to a sandwich shop in china town. "real change never takes place from the top on down." (cheering) after spending the weekend also here in the valley .. today bernie sanders campaigned in michigan. here .. he also spoke at the same church where clinton talked. sanders also held a rally yesterday at bonanza high school. republican candidates will also be back in the valley over the next week. so jeb bush has announced he will be speking at the southern hills republican women's luncheon a week from tomorrow.. this is also republican caucus day. he will be at the revere golf club in anthem at 11 a-m. a k9 dog injured in a standoff last week, is at home tonight after undergoing life saving surgery. the picture we're going to show you might be disturbing to some ... but metro police shared it on facebook to show you the damage they say this
on the k-9, last week . a suspect used a machete to stab and cut 8-year old "nicky" at least a dozen times while trying to take down an armed suspect. it was at the end of a 12 hour standoff near maryland parkway and twain on friday. police arrested the man who attacked nicky .. he remains in custody tonight. in north las vegas .. two k-9 officers will receive new bulletproof vests. the dogs were in the running for the "20-16 national k-9 photo contest" to raise awareness for law enforcement needs. k-9 officer boris reached sixth place to win a k-9 storm patrol swat kevlar vest. the three-year- old pup is a rookie in the department. k-9 bobby will also get his own vest thanks to a donation. he's been with the department since 2009. paul manteufel / nlv police "these dogs are such a valuable comodity, they go in there and do such a heavy load for us and if we can protect them as much as possible by providing these vests for em." each of these
cost around 25- hundred dollars.. an expense many police departments do not cover. ahead , the fight over the u-s supreme court heats up today inside the u-s capitol. but outside .. winter's chill is leaving a mark on the east coast.. who's seeing record low temps and heavy snow. here in the valley .. the winter warm-up has many people sniffling and sneezing as plants begin to bloom. what you can do right now to avoid allergies. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. someone just got a free 6" subway sandwich. just text offers to 782929 to sign up for weekly text offers. and you'll get a free 6-inch sub when you buy a 30-oz. drink just for signing up. if you're going to say "better ingredients. better pizza." you better deliver. which is why i'm introducing our new papa's quality guarantee: love your pizza, or get another one, absolutely free. for just $9.99. online only. at papajohns.com they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in
and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. winter in las vegas ... you really can't beat it. there's still snow on the mountains and now heat in the valley. but that also means allergies. this week, many trees and flowers will begin to bloom. the "allergy and asthma center" recommends preparing now for spring allergies. here's one tip many of you can use.. joel katz md director, allergy & asthma center "use air conditioning in car and at home. when
without air condition pollen counts can be ten times higher than outside. if exercise do not do early in morning areas saturated between 5 to 10 am." and here's another piece of advice.. wash your hair at night to get the day's pollen out of it.. especially uif you use hair products that pollen sticks to .. this can be especially bad in bed when your face rubs up against your hair. because of our spring-like weather .. many of you got outside to enjoy it. temperatures topped out in the mid-seventies today.. meaning parks like sunset were packed. add to that some people had the day president's day ... and schools were meant many people were outside to soak up the sun. "it' beautiful. it's great. vegas in february, can't beat it, can't beat it at all." over the weekend.. and today .. red rock canyon was also packed. the b-l-m waived fees for the 3-day
(( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty we'll stay in the mid-70s for tuesday with very light breezes and only a few clouds. wednesday afternoon we'll start to see changes with strong, southwest gusts to 35 mph and a high of 80 degrees. that high would be one degree shy of matching a record high of 81 set in 2014. we stay gusty with 35 mph southwest gusts on thursday and a slight shower chance. we'll drop into a the 60s with a high of 68 degrees on thursday afternoon. we waste no time
the 70s with mid-70s friday through the weekend. we'll stay in the mid-70s for tuesday breezes and only a wednesday start to see changes with strong, southwest gusts to 35 mph and a high of 80 degrees. that high would be one degree shy of matching a record high of 81 set in 2014. we stay gusty with 35 mph
closed captioning will resume shortly taking a look at the weather on the other side of the nation.. it's a frigid, wintry february night in virginia. after dealing with cold temps, residents are now struggling with snow. the national weather service says some parts of the east coast, including roanoke, could see half-a-foot or more of snow. president barack obama has ordered flags to be flown at half- staff to honor supreme court justice antonin scalia.
government buildings and military posts are to remain that way until he is interred.. all government buildings .. including schools were closed today, so their flags were not out. this was our flag here at fox 5 flying at half staff. officials say scalia died in his sleep while on a hunting trip in texas. he was discovered saturday morning after he didn't show up for breakfast at the ranch where he was staying. scalia was 79 years old. a political tug- of-war is already brewing over when to start the process for choosing scalia's replacement ... president obama said he will announce his choice in due time.. speculation has already begun about who might be president obama's third appointee to the high court. steve hayes / weekly standard "perhaps a moderate. perhaps a former senate colleague from the republican side. somebody who the media would then say, 'boy, these republicans are awfully obstructionist in their approach to the president.'" on the steps of the supreme court .. candles, cards and
the 79-year-old. scalia was the first italian- american appointed to the high court ...and the longest serving member on the current bench. tonight in our fox5 news special report we're talking about the dark side of our city. the ever present, yet changing world of sex trafficking in las vegas. last year our city welcomed a record setting 42 million tourists. but with more tourism, comes more sex crimes. it's been a rough life. none of it was worth it. none of the parties, none of the money was worth it. (butt with) it affects everyon in this community, a parent, a worker, an employee, you have contact with them, involved, engaged with them every day. the fox5 news two part special report "devils in paradise" tonight at ten and eleven. coming up .. pope francis takes his massage to the
narrator: for speaking truth to power in china... women's rights are human rights. narrator: and having the fortitude to keep government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. planned parenthood action fund endorses hillary clinton. just like the league of conservation voters for her bold plan to attack climate change. and the human rights campaign fund... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper, but will
never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent can't wait. a single mom who desperately needs a raise can't wait. a student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress right now for people and families who need it. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. reportedly avoided paying taxes in europe for the past six years.
commissioned by the european parliament. it accuses the furniture giant of funneling money through a couple small european countries between 2009 and 2014. ikea claims it is committed to manage its operations in a responsible and sustainable way.. and it pays taxes in full compliance with national and international rules and regulations. ikea will soon open its first store here in the valley in a couple months at durango and 215. in australia -- police carried out a massive drug bust... seizing one billion australian dollars-worth of a methylamphetamin e known as "ice". in the u-s .. it's worth around 700-million dollars. federal police say the liquid drug was found hidden inside thousands of silicon bra inserts, in a shipment traced to a hong kong storage facility. police also found the drug hidden inside art supplies. authorities have arrested and charged four people over the haul. continued his trip to mexico today..
thousands. the pope spoke to the indigenous community in chiapas. he spoke about environmental issues .. and what he said was the need to act now to protect natural resources. this is pope francis' first trip to mexico .. the pope first met with a russian orthodox patriarch in cuba before arriving in mexico. in cuba .. operators of a small factory hope their business has international implications. the obama administration has approved the first u-s factory in cuba in more than half a century. a two-man company from alabama has been given permission to build a plant. assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in cuba. cuban officials already have publicly endorsed the project. the partners said they expect to be building tractors in cuba by the first quarter of 2017 at the latest. next - the most successful high school team in history. what the girls of this swim team just did that has them at the
flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i
decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders
case against him... before arresting state. and how it will hold up in court. few powerhouse teams.. but only one has a team like this.. this is amazing ... the girls swim high school in their 30-th straight national championship! which means the team has been winning tournaments on all levels since 19-86! thanks for joining us.. "more access" is coming up next. now on "more access" -- gimme more las vegas! and only more is pop star! in her first and only las vegas t-v interview... the headliner flips for her sweet valentine! thank you! this is have to dip! then - last night's season premiere
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