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this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas less than two months after a multi million dollar upgrade to our emergency call center .. it fails. today - metro emplains what happened. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. two weeks ago .. las vegas metro police department's 911 center's computer call system crashed. leaving people with no answers .. and long holds. today, fox 5s cyndi lundeberg spoke with metro and joins us live from polcie headquarters with metro's explanation. they say they aren't exactly sure what caused the crash... but believe it had to do with a surge of data flooding their system.. which ultimately overwhelmed it. now in response metro says they're increasing monitoring of the system... adding phone lines and also adding an offsite call center. they also said
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that surge of data... came from inside the department.. meaning employees plugging in their cell phones or usbs to the computers handling the 911 calls... metro says they can rule out a hack... and add despite the crash they're confident in the system... "even though we do not know a definitive reason for the destruction of service we do have enough information to better prepare against any future failure of the system simply put our system is stronger as a result of a thorough look into this matter." metro did just install this new 911 system in december it cost two point three million dollars. as for how many calls were made during the
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all that data was lost. reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas . all calls during the outage were diverted to north las vegas and henderson. those departments each use a different 911 system. new at six tonight.. a man is arrested for trying to break into at least two homes on the south end of the valley. police say one homeowner shot him in the face to defend his home. we have blurred some of his mug shot picture... but we want to warn you, it is graphic. alexander gonzales faces charges of attempted burglary with a deadly weapon. metro police say he targeted at least one other
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and cactus... before homeowner who shot him. a deadly morning intersection when driver slams into another car after running a red light. it happened the intersection russell. police say the driver of a ran the red light... corolla on the driver's side. driver of the m-c. the cadillac driver and his passenger had minor injuries. "totally, totally bad choices made. we have statements they may have been at one of the local clubs prior to made some very bad there are so many town, you don't need to drive." the cadillac as 22-year-old kristoffer leigh -- failed a sobriety test at the scene. police arrested him for d-u-i resulting in death.
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las vegas strip. someone shot and injured a driver and passenger by shooting out of their car and into anothercar. it happened on tropicana going west from the strip around 2 this morning. police say there was an argument between the people in the cars before the shootings. the injured men drove themselves to the hospital.. the people in the other car took off and are still on the run tonight. police say the suspect vehicle was a black four- door sedan with chrome wheels. it had a man and three women inside. we're learning more about the moments leading up to a k-9 officer being stabbed in the head more than a dozen times... fox five's elizabeth watts is live in the fox 5 newsroom with new information about the case. this arrest report details what happened during a standoff situation- and when a k-9 was released to take down the suspect.. but ultimately was attacked with a machete. here's a look at nicky today,.. handler tom moore took this video when eight year old nicky stopped by the k-9 station to say
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metro says nicky's handler sergeant eric kerns has been working.... but nicky is out of commission while recovering. this arrest report outlines the terrible crime... it all started thursday night at an apartment near maryland and twain.. people called 9- 1-1 after hearing a man screaming for help and then hearing gun shots... police say tolavius timmons- seen here on his facebook page... refused to come out of his home during a standoff overnight and into friday morning... while crisis negotiators were trying to reason with timmons.. they sent in a wolverine robot to get a good line of communication with him and see if anyone else was inside... but investigators say he lifted up the approximately 600 pound robot and flipped it on its 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
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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.. 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. a judge
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for the 20-year- old man accused of hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl and her grandmother at a las vegas bus stop. the suspect, leonardo ruesga, faces 12 to 40 years in prison for the dui crash. the prosecutor said ruesga is challenging findings in a state pre-sentencing report.. and his lawyer was not able to make it to court today because of an unrelated trial he's involved with. ruesga pleaded guilty to the dui crash that killed 58-year-old maria garcia and her granddaughter, alyssa aisa. during a dedication ceremony for a new solar array at nellis air force base today .. senator harry reid spoke his mind. he talked publicly about the political power he thinks n-v energy has in thie state.. "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." nellis air force base is home to
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array in the department of defense -- with its new 15 megawatt array generating station. air force base leaders... n-v energy... and sun power... activated switch. the new array along with the 2007 "nellis solar star project" will megawatts. power not used will go to n-v energy .. then back into the local community. the president and c-e-o of n-v energy responded to reid's comment. "we're a regulated utility some view company as monopoly but relative to way we operate in state i view us as regulated utility." "its not about pro- solar or anti-solar its about who pays for it. its not about profit. nv energy despite what you read does not profit from any decision that puc makes on metering." energy from more than 43-thousand solar panels channel through 20 inverters to the new substation built by n-v
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still ahead tonight .. how you can own your very own tesla car ... for under a thousand dollars!! and an update from "the park".. why ship builders are involved in construction of the strip's newest green space. "it is nascar media day, all the drivers getting ready for the 2016 season and we're going to take you inside. i'm kevin bolinger in daytona beach florida, we got'cha covered, straight ahead." your fox5 weather
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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
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at six ... an updated look at the progress being made at 'the park' between new york new york and monte carlo. four new shade structures are now in place.. they are between 55 to 75 feet tall. mgm had them manufactured in europe by a specialized company. jim murren / ceo/mgm resorts international "the talented company that has created these shade structures builds huge ships. they'll provide shade and provide art and beauty to the park" hans de klerk / architectural fabricator "you're using the ship building equipment or programming to create the flat sheet materials based on s 3d form model."
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opening in april... just a few days before the nearby t-mobile arena makes its debut. "the park" will also feature street performers and restaurants. the arena opens april 6th with a concert featuring the killers and wayne newton. (( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon with 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
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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. we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon with increasing clouds and increasing southwest breezes that turn in to gusts around 25 mph in the evening. stronger wind
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southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also alight 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. closed captioning will resume shortly
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here! and it's just two weeks until nascar weekend here in las vegas. but the focus for t is in daytona for media day. fox 5's kevin bolinger is there with the story. 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 stations where the drivers are doing interviews, step and repeat just like the oscars. martin 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 and he's been getting a lot of interview requests. and come on back in the main room, you can see the working area and on the stage is the national media doing live interviews. denny hamlinbeing
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speak. and on the other side, the social media aspect 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 questions. nascar drivers are getting 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 tie. nascar sprint cup series champion: it certainly was a huge . coit 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
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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 b and lost the championship due to a five dollar part. so there's a lot of motivation to get where things won't bite us. 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 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. now is your chance for your family to own a tesla! seriously .. you and your child could own a tesla. radio flyer, which
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and tricycles, announced on its website that it will begin shipping mini tesla model s cars ... for kids. but consider the savings over a real one.. the kids version will run you around 5-hundred dollars.. the real one .. for adults .. runs at least 70-thousand. the kid's tesla includes working headlights, a "spacious interior" and a trunk in the front of the car. it can also reach a top speed of six miles per hour. pre-orders are now open. next -- more candidates are heading the valley looking for your vote! where you can watch senator ted cruz and jeb
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hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike
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[ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. presidential candidates are crisscrossing south carolina ... ahead of this saturday's republican primary. fox news correspondent, peter doocy, is in washington -- with the latest from the ca 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: "never seen a human being much ..." cruz says: "he
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conservatives to the court, given that for 60 years of his life he described himself as very pro-choice ..." this, while the er unleashes new attacks on his other rival ... jeb bush ... who was joined by his brother -- former president george w. bush -- for the first time on the campaign trail last night ... both bushes -- responding to trump with some strong words of their own. g.w.bush says: "the strongest person isn't the loudest person in the room ..." jeb bush says: "the says we don't need to increase spending on military- guess he thinks he can use his real estate skills to bring weapons meanwhile, the democrats are getting ready to caucus this saturday in nevada ... with the clinton campaign hoping to slow down the momentum of her rival -- bernie sanders -- following his landslide victory in the new primary. clinton says: "we have work to do ... and i know very well both my campaign more importantly my presidency ... "
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newly released poll, senator sanders is actually tied with clinton in south carolina at 46- percent each among white voters. however, clinton ntl lead among african american voters ... 63 to 23-percent. in washington, peter doocy, fox news. here in southern nevada .. be ready to see many more candidates over the next week. republican presidential candidate ted cruz is planning at least eight campaign events in nevada leading up the state's caucuses. the texas senator's blitz starts with a sunday afternoon rally in pahrump. then a rally sunday night at six at the henderson convention center. he plans on also holding rallies on monday and tuesday .. the day of the gop caucuses. jeb bush will also be here campaigning.. speking at the southern hills republican women's luncheon a week from tomorrow at the revere golf club in anthem. this saturday is the democratic caucus.. we will bring you a special edition of fox5 news at five.. saturday night.
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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 starting at 10. still ahead - youre chance to live out your hollywood dreams.. double-oh-seven style.. how you can ride away with his
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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.
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, it's about robberies, it's about pimps showing up robbing the dates. new tonight at ten. in a special report last night... we showed you the dark side to sex trafficking. tonight... police say there is actually a new trend... called "trick rolling". learn more about this and why its becoming even more dangerous here in the valley. boxer manny pacquiao causing qutie the social media storm... after his comments about gay marriage. why he's apologizing for what he said about homosexuals... you can ride like double-oh seven... if you're willing to pay for it. james bond's most recent ride is set to go up for auction this week. the aston martin d-b-ten super-car was created solely for the latest bond film "spectre." it's expected to sell for more than two million dollars. aston martin says the car could hit a top speed around 190 miles per hour.
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actually drive the car on the road. it isn't street legal since it was only built for the movie. thanks for joining us.. "more access" is coming up next. now on "more access" -- a private performance as rascal flatts prepares for a second vegas residency! "more" is there as the country super group arrives! then -- another headliner does a surprise performance on the grammy stage. and the a-lister
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a post-grammy party! how much more vip do you need to get? (laughs) and as britney week continues -- only "more" is with britney's dancers who reveal what the pop princess is really like! plus -- ronda rousey's shocking personal crisis. ronda says: i was sitting in the corner and was like, 'what am i anymore if i'm not this?' and i was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself. in that exact second i'm like i'm nothing what do i even do anymore. the ufc star opens up in an interview you'll only see on fox5. "more access" starts now. get more las vegas. more. more! i love to get more. when i'm in vegas i love to get more! (( bang! )) from child star to music mogul... but what britney spears is really like behind the scenes? tonight a rare look at the entertainer from those who know


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