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side... making it unusable... that robot costs about five-thousand dollars.. eventually sergeant kerns and k-9 nicky went in the apartment to perform a plan.... timmons still refused to exit so nicky was released to the back bedroom where timmons was yelling from... timmons suffered dog bites... but when nicky came out- he was bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds.. he left a trail of blood and was rushed to the emergency animal hospital... later during a search metro police found timmons had used a machete to attack nicky.. there were also four air soft guns which resembled real firearms.. and a cross bow with an arrow... and again i spoke with a k-9 handler tom moore who said nicky was in such good spirits today- and didn't even seem like anything had happened to him.. and if his stitches were out he'd probably be right back to work. reporting live ew ffn llv timmons is facing multiple charges..
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timmons is facing multiple charges.. including resisting a public officer with a firearm.... attacking a police animal.... and damaging and destroying state property. mistreating a police animal is a felony- and is punishable with prison time and up to ten thousand dollars in fines. two weeks ago today - the emergency call center for las vegas metro police failed - and today - it's still not known what caused it. callers endured dropped calls and long wait times... and this failure comes just two months after a multi million upgrade to the 911 system. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg has more on how the department is trying to prevent this from happening again... metro says they don't know exactly what caused the six hour crash but believe it had to do with a surge of data which flooded their system and
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metro forwarded calls to north las vegas and henderson during the outage... today we asked metro if there had been any complaints because of the failure they said there weren't any that they were of... they did say with confidence that the failure was not caused by a hack... because their firewall was still intact... currently the department is getting additional equipment... adding back up phone lines should the primary phone lines fail and they will also be setting up an offsite call center which will assist the main call center... ultimately tho they said they cannot control technology... "we cannot be sure it's technology it can fail we have improved that and we feel very confident" metro says employees have also been
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protocols... and during today's press conference they said they could not rule out employees plugging in usbs or their iphones as possibly leading to the crash of the server... metro says during the outage they don't know how many calls were made or dropped because the system lost all of that information... reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local
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metro says they are sure the crash was not caused by call volume. henderson and north las vegas police use a different emergency call system. a driver and passenger were hurt after being shot by a suspect from another car on the strip. officers responded around two a-m near las vegas boulevard and tropicana. police say there was an argument between two cars... when shots were fired from one vehicle to another. a driver and passenger from the targeted car were injured. they took themselves to the hospital for treatment... and were later released. no arrests have been made. police say the suspect vehicle was a black four- door sedan with chrome wheels. it had a man and three women inside. police now say
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driving drunk when he hit and killed a man kristoffer leigh was driving west on russell in a 2005 cadillac deville with his friend around one a-m when witnesses say he ran a red light and crashed into another driver near decatur. the 61-year-old driver of the died at university medical center. leigh and his minor injuries. police say if you there are plenty of options in las vegas to get home. drive. you can call a taxi cab, you can call an uber, call a friend for goodness don't do this because this is life changing for 2 families right now." leigh failed sobriety tests at the scene. toss to weather we'll be close to 80
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increasing clouds and increasing southwest breezes that turn in to gusts around 25 mph in the evening. stronger wind expected for thursday with southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also have a slight chance of showers for the early morning on thursday with a high of 70 degrees. for friday and the weekend we'll see low to mid 70s with light breezes and a mostly sunny skies. nascar season is here! we are just two weeks away from the racing action here in las vegas. but the focus for the sport right
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today the drivers did interviews for fox 5's kevin bolinger was there and has more from daytona beach florida. kevin: welcome to nascar media day. we want to give you an idea of how this thing works. we've got the red carpet set up for the tv drivers are doing interviews, step and repeat just like the truex junior doing television right now. over on this side is the print guys, now talking to the defending champ kyle busch out of las vegad getting a lot of interview requests. the main room, you can see the working area and on the stage is the national media doing live interviews. denny hamlinbeing interviewed as we speak. and on the other side, the of it as drivers have been tweeting throughout the day. it is quite the scene but it needs to be as nascar has built a grand launch to kick off the 2016 season. questions...questio ns and more
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inundated with everything from the standard to the absurd. dale earnhardt, junior: i probably have eaten liver before. i don't know. here in dayton talk isn't just about sunday's big race, but the series championship. and kyle busch continues to bask in last season's title. kyle busch/defending nascar sprint cup series champion: it certainly was a huge accomplishment for me, my team, my family. it certainly means a lot to win a championship and from here on out to be known as a sprint cup series champion means a lot too. of course jimmie johnson has 6 titles. but after a two year draught he's focused on number 7. jimmie johnson/6- time sprint cup series champion: for me the drive is as intense as it's ever been. in '14 we just didn't have the speed and that was a tough pill to swallow. last year we did a nice job and lost the championship due to a five dollar part. so there's a lot of motivation to get where things won't
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kevin: of course the big race is this sunday. the dayton 500 begins at 10am and you can see it right here on fox5. the super bowl of nascar in the very first week. we're going to preview the daytona 500 tomorrow. for now that's the latest from daytona beach florida, kevin bolinger, fox 5 news, local las vegas. during nascar weekend in las vegas...fox 5 will once again bring you the emmy winning speedway saturday night. we'll have feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know to get you ready for the race at the las vegas motor speedway. it's saturday march 5-th at 7 p-m. a war of words today... over the ongoing solar power battle here in nevada. coming up - how senator harry reid called out n-v energy... at an event with company officials in attendence. and... nine events - over four days. how one presidential candidate is storming nevada - leading up to the caucus. you're watching
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the nevada presidential caucuses are just days away... and yet another candidate is coming to town. and he's not alone. senator ted cruz... will join conservative television commentator glenn beck for what is being billed as a "community fireside rally". it takes place sunday... from six to eight p-m... at the henderson convention center on water street. beck endorsed
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month. it's just one of at least nine campaign events cruz plans to hold in nevada through the day of the caucus. they include pahrump on sunday... and then on monday - summerlin at the durango hills community center - followed by elko and reno. on tuesday - the day of the caucus - he heads to fernley - minden - carson city - and back to las vegas at the heinrich y- m-c-a near valley view and alta. information on all these events can be found on cruz's campaign website. jeb bush will also be in nevada. the former florida governor is planning a sunday evening town hall meeting in sun city summerlin. then on saturday... he'll attend a luncheon inside buckman's grille at the revere golf club henderson. bush will then hold an event at a school in reno - tuesday. ticket information is on his campaign website. the nevada presidential caucus for the republican is one week from today... while the democrats hold their caucus a few days earlier on
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the candidate are also targeting south carolina. peter doccy has the latest from the campaign trail. after repeatedly clashing during last weekend's debate in south carolina ... the war of words between donald trump and ted cruz is clearly not letting up ... trump says: "ted holds up the bible, and then he lies about so many things ... " cruz says: "he supported hillary clinton, he supported john kerry, he supported chuck schumer, he supported harry reid ... " this, while the front-runner unleashes new attacks on his other rival ... jeb bush ... who was brother -- former president george w. bush -- for the first campaign trail last night ... responding to trump with some strong words of g.w.bush says: "the strongest person isn't the loudest person in the room ..." jeb bush says: "the leading candidate says we don't need to increase spending on military- guess he thinks he can use his real estate skills to magically bring to light the weapons needed to keep our troops safe ..."
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democrats are getting ready to caucus this ... with the clinton campaign hoping to slow down the momentum of her rival -- bernie sanders -- following his landslide victory in the new hampshire primary. clinton says: "now, in the contest for democratic nomination, we've spent a lot of time debating about banks and wall street, and these are important issues ..." according to a newly released poll, senator sanders is actually tied with clinton in south carolina at 46- percent each among white voters. however, clinton holds a substantial lead among african american voters ... 63 to 23-percent. in washington, peter doocy, fox news. this saturday is the democratic caucus.. we will bring you a special edition of fox5 news at five.. saturday night. live coverage of the results and the candidates local caucus headquarters. the republican caucus is just a few days later-- tuesday february 23rd.. and we'll have live coverage of this tuesday night
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senator harry reid.... calls out n-v energy.... for its influence on a recent solar power rate hike.... that caused solar power companies to leave the state in recent months. "its not basically. it is a monopoly. its nothing that's new. its a monopoly" "they need to make that decision. because the present system will not work. they should let people put solar on roof. let them do so." senator reid made those comments... with officials from n-v energy in attendence - during a ceremony to dedicate a new solar power generation station at nellis air force base. the 15 megawatt array is the largest of its kind in the department of defense. it will join a 2007 system to generate 28 megawatts. power that's not used will go to the n-v energy grid... then back into the local community. we'll have n-v energy's response to senator reid... later tonight on fox five news at six. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted
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we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow increasing clouds southwest breezes that turn in to in the evening. stronger wind expected for southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also of showers for the early morning on thursday with a high of 70 degrees. for friday and the weekend we'll see low to mid 70s with light breezes and a mostly sunny skies. we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow
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increasing clouds and increasing southwest breezes that turn in to gusts around 25 mph in the evening. stronger wind expected for thursday with southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger thursday. we'll also of showers for the early morning on thursday with a high of 70 degrees. weekend we'll see light breezes and a
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dollar loan center.. became close friends after they both received some heartbreaking news on valentine's day five years ago. since then they've been facing life's struggles together. but when a particular problem got too big to handle - that's when one of the friends decided to call the fox5 surprise squad for a special valetine's day delivery! cassandra jones: we received a letter from miss dickenson telling us about her friend mrs. nyberg. it turns out that she's at her house right now trying to help her with the same problem she's hoping the fox five surprise squad can fix. are you miss dickenson? well, i'm cassandra jones with the fox five surprise squad. it's nice to meet you. miss dickenson: it's nice to meet you. cassandra: hi! miss dickenson: this is for you. cassandra: hi mrs. nyberg, my name is cassandra jones and i'm with the fox five surprise squad. mrs. nyberg: i do something wrong? cassandra: no, no, no, no, no, no. your friend actually wrote a letter about you. she wanted to do
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you. we brought you some flowers. and can you tell us a little about your guys' friendship together? mrs. nyberg: we know together. long, long time. miss dickenson: maybe twenty years i think we were together. cassandra: can you guys talk about what happened on valentine's day five years ago? miss dickenson: they let us go for the imperial palace. that was our last day of work, five years ago. valentine's day. mrs. nyberg: then she always come take care of me. my husband passed aways long, ng time ago. cassandra: so he passed away a long time ago and we hear he was a veteran? mrs. nyberg: he served thirty-five years. cassandra: we also have something else for you. we want to go ahead and open that up. (aww) this is a two hundred and fifty dollar smith's shopping spree, but we know before you can go shopping. we know you've had a little problem with your fridge. mrs. nyberg: no cassandra: no? miss dickenson: yeah, it's gone out.
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she hasn't had one for about a week and so it really needs to be taken care of. cassandra: so we're going to take a little walk right over here. mrs. nyberg: that's nice. i love it. i love it. i love it. cassandra: that is a brand new refrigerator for you. mrs. nyberg: oh my god where i can i do it. cassandra: we have these big strong men over here that are going to do it for you. are you happy? are you excited? are you surprised? mrs. nyberg: happy, happy. i think i dreamed yesterday of something like this. like this. miss dickenson: you dreamed it? mrs. nyberg: yes, it's true! i'm not joking. darren petty: we got the old refrigerator out and we're going to put the new one in. and hopefully she'll be set to go for a long time. the two of them definitely deserved to have a happy valentine's day and this is a great surprise. miss dickenson: i have called several people because i can't do it myself. and you know, you always call people that you never know if they're ever going to show up or do anything for you and you are the only ones that have shown up. so, i
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happy so much. squad also gave $100-dollar smith's for being such an inspiring friend. there's much the second half of fox5 news at 5. the road to recovery... after being attacked by a machete. an update on his condition - and how the suspect was taken into
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live from las vegas. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place
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to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. we're seeing our first video of a k-9 officer who was attacked by a machete last week. fox five's elizabeth watts is live in the newsroom with details on how he's doing - and more on the suspect behind bars. nicky is doing well after being stabbed nearly 15 times with a machete. here's video of the k-9 who visited the k-9 station to say hello today. metro says nicky's handler sergeant eric kerns has been working- but nicky is out of commission while recovering. metro police say thurs at a standoff at an apartment near maryland and twain nicky had to go in after a man... the suspect had several dog bites but nicky had been

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