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the man accused of killing a 2- year-old in a north las vegas hit and run appeared in court today. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. he turned himself in late last week and has been in jail ever since. fox 5's miguel martinez-valle has the details of his arrest and what the victim's family had to say. the family of two year old evelyn green is in california right now... i spoke to her father, joshua green he says they are happy someone is behind bars for their babys murder... but according to daniel garcia- martinez, the man accused, the wrong person may be behind bars " the court had, reports and the allegations set bail at 750,000" daniel garcia- martinez has been in jail since turning himself in on friday morning bail that is reasonable." at his tuesday hearing the judge reduced his bail to 500 thousand... something the laywer felt was
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report shows garcia-martinez is cooperating with authorities... according to that report, police got a call from someone who knows garcia- martinez on february 9th... they aranged to speak with garcia- martinez and noticed the same van witnesses had been describing sitting in his driveway. during the interview garcia- martinez said it was a dark colored car which hit 2-year-old evelyn green. he said that car sped away and he stopped, in his van, to help the little girl and her family. he eventually changed his story in another interview with police, saying while the dark car hit evelyn first, he might have accidently ran her over after n/t being able to swerve... he said he didnt contact police because he was scared. " soon as i heard the screaming, you know, thats when it happened... i seen the mother picking her up from there, running in here. there was no other car behind there, if there was a car behind him it wouldve been going real fast. i didnt see no vehicle." neighbors say they didnt see a dark car, but north las vegas police say they can't exactly rule that out until theyre done examining garcia- martinez's van. " the family is at piece right now" as for evelyn's family, theyre in california for her funeral. after
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week for the person responsible for his daughters death to turn himself in, he says he's happy someone is behind bars for his babys death. "yes yes yes i believe justice has been done" joshua green told me he can't comment on a dark car being to blame since all he heard from witnesses and the baby's mother is that the van hit her... he also said he's trying to focus his attention on plans for the funeral. live, miguel martinez-valle, fox5 news local. las vegas. garcia-martinez is booked for leaving the scene of an accident involving death, failure to give information at the scene of a collission, and no valid drivers lisence. gunshots were fired right by the strip early this morning. this happened just before two, near tropicana and las vegas boulevard. metro says two cars were headed toward the strip on tropicana, and someone in one car shot at the other car. two people in the second car were
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themselves to the hospital, and they've been released. police don't believe this was a random shooting. "apparently there was some sort of pre-incident exchange of words prior to the shooting. the suspect vehicle was last seen westbound on tropicana. police are looking for a black, four door sedan with chrome wheels. they say a man and three women were inside that car. and an update to a story we brought you as breaking news at 11... police are looking for a person of interest in a homicide last night. this happened near lamb and karen. metro says the victim got in a fight with another man at an apartment complex, and gunshots were fired. now, police are looking for 44- year-old lacy howard to get more information about this shooting. if you know anything that can help police, call crime stoppers at 702-385-55-55. police released the mugshot of the man they say
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shot by the homeowner. we want to warn you... this picture is graphic. metro says "alexander gonzales" knocked on at least two doors near bermuda and saint rose parkway. but the homeowner was at one of the homes, and he shot gonzales in the face. police say the injuries aren't life-threatening... and gonzales is being charged with attempted burglary with a deadly weapon. a gruesome discovery was made on the side of the road today. at least four dead cats were found in bags. "are these owned animals? did they scan them for microchips? i think that's the first question most people have., were these someone's pets taht were taken or trapped " the cats were found around two this afternoon, on marion drive near lake mead and lamb. a c-s-i team collected evidence, and metro's animal cruelty team is investigating the case. police haven't said if those cats were someone's pets, or why their bodies were dumped. we're learning new details about
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durning the standoff... where a metro k-9 was stabbed nearly 15 times. police released the arrest report from the incident. and as fox5's elizabeth watts shows us... that k-9 was hacked 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 hello... 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
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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... another k-9 officer told us nicky is in great spirits... and as soon as his stiches are out, he'll probably go back to work. timmons on the other hand, is facing several charges including attacking a police animal. mistreating a police animal is a felony, and timmons faces up to four years in prison for that alone. its been two weeks... and metro police say they still do not know what caused their
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center to crash. during a press conference today metro says they are taking new steps to avoid another problem... fox 5s cyndi lundeberg was at the meeting and has more on what they think may have happenned. the february second crash lasted for six hours... and while metro says they arent sure why it happenned.. they believe it had something to do with a data overload.. so currently they are doing everything they can to lessen data coming into their system. we will coninue to work with our partners to monitor the system and implement best practices moving forward so we can serve our community to the best of our ability the metro police department said tuesday they still do not know what caused a six hour crash of their 911 call system. they believe their airbus i-p system suffered what's called a broadcast storm. jon matero president - network heroes a broadcast storm would be a lot of data purging out into the network that would cause such a clog bottleneck that it would disable the network from functioning during the february second outage calls were directed to the north las vegas
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slower than usual response times frustrated dozens including juan juarez whos home burnt to the ground... his dog was also lost in the fire. juan- i called them at 601 601 601 602 603 604 a lot of neighbos were calling and couldnt get to them fox 5 reached out to juarez... he told us he's still too devastated to talk... adding he blames the emergency call system failure in part for the destruction. juan - the fire escalated in 2 - 3 minutes metro says while weeks later they cannot pinpoint the cause of the failure... they are implementing changes to hopefully avoid another outage including enhanced monitoring of the 911 system... new protocols for anyone working inside the call center... and also reminding employees that they are prohibited from connecting outside devices ... like cell phones... to department computrs. jon it doesnt add up that a usb device of some sort would cause an entire ip server to go down the way that it did metro says they've learned from the crash saying it's strengthed the system.
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department uses was purchased in december for more than two million dollars... jon- it kind of baffles me that they spent so much money and youd think theyd be prepared for this type of scenario jon theres a lot of things that could have been done to prevent such a thing from happening its technology it can fail its our hope that weve taken all precautions to prevent that jon matero from network heroes says there are likely two reason the 911 system crashed... the first one was a problem with the i-p server.... the other is whats called a loop back issue... so someone from inside the police dpearment plugs a cable back into the network or hub... so data is being fed from the server... back into the server and utlimately causes it to crash... it overloads itself. matero says there is software to prevent that... reporting live cyndi lundebreg fox 5 news local
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metro says they do not believe the crash was caused by a hack... or too many calls coming in at once. we asked them how many callers were affected february second.. .they told us all that information was lost during the failure. some tough words from senator harry reid, on n-v energy. how he called out the company during a solar dedication ceremony... and what n-v energy has to say about it. "it is nascar media day, all the drivers getting ready for 2016 season, and we're going to take you inside. i'm kevin bolinger in daytona, we've got you covered straight ahead " your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. reid didn't hold back on how he feels about n-v energy... at a dedication ceremony for a new solar array at nellis air force he called n-v energy a "monopoly", and needs to be made to help people purchased solar for their homes. ""the present system should let people put solar on roof. let them do so." " reid joined air force leaders, n-v energy officials, and sun-power executives to flip the switch on the new solar array. n-v energy president paul caudill told us he disagrees with reid's remarks. "some view the company as a monopoly, but relative to the way we operate in the state, i look at us as a regulated utility. " the two arrays will produce 28 megawatts for the base. the extra power
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grid, and back to the local community. 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 those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also have a slight chance of showers for the early morning on
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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 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. closed captioning will resume shortly it's nascar season! there's just two
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will resume shortly it's nascar season! there's just two weeks until the biggest racing stars take over the las vegas motor speedway. today, we heard from some of those drivers at nascar's media day event in daytona beach, florida. fox5's kevin bolinger made the trip out there and has more on what the drivers are looking forward to. kevin: welcome to nascar media day. we want to give you an idea of how this
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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 interviewed as we 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
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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 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
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from daytona beach bolinger, fox 5 news, local las vegas. nascar weekend will once again emmy winning speedway saturday night. we'll have feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know to get you ready for vegas motor speedway. it saturday march 5th at 7 p-m. nevadans aren't making it easy... when it comes to predicting who will win our state's caucuses. we'll explain why it's so difficult to poll people in our to the rest of the country. and how a u-f-c a difficult personal situation, into something that can help others. you are watching fox5 news at 11.
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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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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child 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,
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there's a week until the republican caucus... and just 4 days until the democrats' vote for their candidate. both parties are making sure people know what to do when its their turn to caucus. " 2:46- i know normally in caucus the turnout tends to be lower than in regular primaries, but we hope this one will be
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(55). " the nevada republican party hosted a training event for the latino community tonight. they made sure everyone knows where to go on caucus day. the r-n-c has permanent staff members focusing on latinos, since their vote is especially important this election season. presidential candidates are visiting as many nevadans as they can, before they vote in the caucuses. senator ted cruz and conservative personality glenn beck will hold a community fireside rally. it's sunday from six to eight p-m, at the henderson convention center. cruz is holding nine events here in nevada through tuesday, the day of the republican caucus. and on tuesday, jeb bush will meet supporters at the southern hills republican this is at the revere golf club in anthem. it starts at 11 a-m. this saturday is the democratic caucus.. we will bring you a special edition of fox5 news at five.. saturday night. we'll have live coverage of the
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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. it's tough to predict the outcomes of nevada's caucuses... because there's not a lot of polling our state. according to the wall street, just seven polls have been conducted among democrats, and only one of those was this year. there's a lot of reasons nevadans haven't been polled. one is how transient our state is. most people don't have land lines anymore... making it harder to get ahold of anyone. and according to some polling companies, some nevadans are cynical when it comes to political calls, and they'll refuse to answer questions. it's also tough to find an agency or institution willing to pay for polls in nevada. a local food bank has been struggling for weeks, after thieves steal food meant for kids. and tonight, we have an update on that bank's future. what's happening to it... and how the children will be
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cliven bundy must stay behind bars. a federal judge ruled he would be held without bail -- calling him a danger to the community. this comes after he was part of a group of armed protesters led by his sons -- who took over a national wildlife preserve in oregon.
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released ahead of the trial because there's a risk he wouldn't show up for future court dates. bundy's charges come from an armed 2014 standoff. federal officials tried to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch northeast of las vegas. we have an update to a story we brought you last week... about thieves stealing from a food bank helping out a local middle school. sadly, bailey's community nest is closing its doors. "we're not particulary happy about it. but we can't afford someone coming in here and taking things from our clients, from people who really need it. " the organization posted several videos on its facebook page about the closure. it says the decision to close was a mutual one. bailey's community nest helped students and the community near baley middle school. its had a rash of thefts in the last several weeks that depleted its food supply. three square will continue to help the people who depend on the
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u-f-c fighter ronda rousey made a brave admission while speaking to ellen, here on fox5. she said her loss to holly holm was so difficult, she considered ending her life. " i was in the medical room, down on the corner, and i was like, what am i anymore if i'm not this? i was litterally sitting there and like killing myself and and that exact moment i'm like nothing. like what do i do anymore?" rousey says what helped her get through was the support of her boyfriend travis browne. ellen thanked rousey for sharing her story, saying it could help others who are struggling. rousey says she is choosing to be undefeated in her life struggles. ufc president dana white believes rousey could return in the octagon in november. boxer manny pacquiao is backtracking... after making disparaging remarks about the l-g-b-t community. the eight time world champ told a filipino news station, quote, "if we approve of male on male, female on female,

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