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district address. fox5's les krifaton joins us live from the newsroom with more on his address. for a school district that doesn't rank very high nationally there has been plenty of progress under the leadership of superintendent pat skorkowsky. his state of the district address gave him plenty to brag about today. i am going to bring out the newest edition of the cimarron- memorial memorila family and that is the queen of hearts so can we bring out the queen of hearts? if this robot built by cimarron students is any indication things are looking up for the school district. pat skorkowsky was more than excited to brag about this accomplishment to start his state of the district address. out of 646 teams and 34 countries we had the number 2 robotics team in the country. his theme this year is leaping forward and that's what he said happened over the past year. 3 ccsd schools were named by the u.s. department of education as being among the top 335 schools in the country. the ranking is based on academic achievement. the only district that had more
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miami-dade in southern florida. among the other accomplishments, improving college readiness and the graduation rate from 2014. looking ahead, skorkowsky wants to build on past successes. he says one way to do that is to provide more learning for children at the kindergarten level thanks to some help from the state. finally every student in the student in the state of nevada will have a full day of kindergarten experience which is huge. thanks to state funding those full day classes will begin later this year along with other programs that include hiring more and attracting better quality teachers with higher pay starting at $40,000 a year. we're actually going out to teachers who have 1 to 3 years of experience and teachers that have 29 plus years experience and actually getting them because those are the teachers who would be willing to move as for his vision for the next school year continue to improve reading proficiency, diminishing the achievement gap, increasing the graduation rates, getting family and the community more involved in their neighborhood schools, continuing to improve student safety and happiness and
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and while we have seen alot of improvements under pat skorkowsky the ccsd ranks low compared to other districts across the country, but at least it's moving in the right direction. it seems like school board members like skorkowsky's progress... last week they gave him a new two year contract a southern highlands preparatory school teacher who pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate texts to one of his students - is now facing new charges .. involving a student at jack lund schofield middle school.. a different location where he was also a long term sub. that's where fox 5's ophelia young is tonight with the story. that's right... ryne brinks worked here at schofield middle school before southern highlands prep. after a parent learned about brinks first charges - they called ccsd police - and another 13
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porn. three months after being bailed out of jail for his first case - ryne brinks was behind bars again in january of this year - this time for more serious charges. after hearing about the first case on the news - a mother and her 13 year old daughter attending schofield middle school came out saying brinks had a four month relationship with her too. the student told police brinks began with messaging her on instagram on the last day of school last year - and that the messages eventually became sexual. the girl admitted she and brinks exchanged photos and videos of different body parts, including his penis. she also explained how brinks would inappropriately touch himself in phone conversations with her. the girl admitted telling each other they loved each other multiple times.
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suddenly stopped contacting her around the time he started a new job at southern highland prep academy - thats when she told police she realized he used her in quote any way that he really could, he wanted to use as much of me that he could in the time he had so he did it." apparently at southern highlighds - brinks had moved on - texting another 13 year old - a charge to which he pleaded guilty this week. the las vegas township justice court explains - in exchange for that guilty plea - the pornography charges related to the schofield middle school student may be dropped. fox 5 visited the address listed under ryne brinks name to speak with family. "knock" nobody was home. brinks is scheduled for sentencing june 8th. in interviews with police - brinks admitted the relationship with the girl at southern highlands was inappropriate but didnt think it was illegal. the arrest report with the girl here at schofield middle school - did not include comments from
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repportingl ive. southern highlands prep academy fired brinks in early october. the parent from schofield middle school approached police later that month. the driver accused of d-u-i in a deadly crash on boulder highway last year pleads guilty. 22-year-old seong lee pleaded guilty to two counts of d-u-i resulting in death. police say he was behind the wheel in the march 5th crash that killed 18-year-old gabriell thomas and 17-year-old kamesha gilmore. in the arrest report, lee admitted to drinking several beers before driving. he was also out on bond for another d-u-i charge. a judge says lee will not be eligible for probation. he's due back in court the middle of april. new tonight at six.. hundreds of construction workers have walked off the job at the tesla motors manufacturing plant east of reno .. this according to their union. they are protesting the increased hiring of out-of-state workers for less pay.
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spokesman says approximately 350 plumbers, carpenters, electricians and others walked. one worker said the work is increasingly being done by crews for a non-union, new mexico-based company. tesla said in a statement it's in compliance with state requirements. it's nascar week here in the valley .. and there are a few events and one major change you need to know about.. first .. the change. according to the las vegas motor speedway .. there will not be a hauler parade down the strip this year. in a statement, the speedway says this is because the trucks are coming in from atlanta. there are several family fun things going on at the speedway. on wednesday, speedway children's charities is hosting a driver and memoriabilia auction. up through saturday you can pay to take part in the richard petty driving experience. and then before sunday's big race, you can walk the track! for die-hard fans-- you can also check out stratosphere pole day on friday. the boyd gaming 300 is on saturday. and as we mentioned, the big kobalt 400 is sunday.
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available for all of these events. if you are driving to the speedway .. make sure you bring your parking passes. the speedway reccomends using the las vegas boulevard entrances to get to various lots .. but as you can see on this map, the lots normally used for 'exotic racing' and drag strip parking are also open .. and you can get to those from the 15 at the speedway exit. and after the race ... crews will be trying to get as many people as possible out to las vegas boulevard .. but remember .. depansing on what exit you use you can only go one way on teh boulevard. if you park in the northwest lots .. you will use the same exits you came in from to get back to the 15. all of this and much more about parking and the new shuttle buses from the strip and downtown can be found at fix 5 vegas dot com. fox5 is covering every exciting moment... from stratosphere pole day to the kobalt 400. this year's "speedway saturday night" special will feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know to get ready for racing's biggest weekend.
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saturday, march 5th at 7 p-m. ahead tonight .. why one of google's self driving cars just got into a crash. and .. how the driver of this truck ended up dangling over a freezing cold river this morning. but first ... this little guy doesn't know it yet .. but he won't have another birthday on this date .. for four more years. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next you're watching fox5 news at 6.
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live from las vegas. you're watching fox5 news at six. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 6 o'clock. local las vegas. today is leap day .. once every four years february has an extra day ... just to help keep the calander correct with the earth's roation around hte sun.. today, some people also celebrate the rare leap birthday. and that now
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"messiah" ... he is latoya rogers fourth boy. and he came about a week early. "it was kind of one of those things you think about and you just be, wait a minute, what's tomorrow? is tomorrow the 1st or the 29th? and by it being leap year today's the 29th." messiah was born a little over 7 pounds .. and healthy. his 3 brothers spent the morning with mom and messiah and are looking forward to celebrating his birthdays .. at least every four years. (( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty we'll stay close to that 80 degree mark for the workweek with changes ahead for the weekend. saturday and sunday we'll see more southwest gusts 25-35 mph with a slight chance of
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afternoon. shower chances continue on monday with a high of 65 degrees. average highs range from 66 to 68 this week and through the weekend.
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that 80 degree mark for the workweek with changes ahead for the weekend. saturday and sunday we'll see more southwest gusts 25-35 mph with a slight chance of showers on sunday afternoon. shower chances continue on monday with a high
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average highs range from 66 to 68 this week and through the weekend. closed captioning will resume shortly a u.s. navy seal was awarded the medal of honor this morning. u.s senior chief special warfare operator edward byers is only the fifth navy seal to receive the award. back in 2012, byers helped with the rescue of an american civilian being held hostage by the taliban in afghanistan. the pentagon says he used hand-to-hand
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used his own body to shield the hostage. but the rescue also resulted in the death of a member of the navy's seal team six. byers performed c-p-r on his teammate for 40 minutes in an attempt to save him. a frightning scene in denver as a truck dangled over the edge of an interstate above a cold river. police say it appears the driver swerved to try to avoid hitting something in the road and instead went up and over the wall. the driver was able to get himself out of the vehicle and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. but police did ticket the driver for careless driving. a google self- driving car struck a municipal bus in a minor crash - in what may be the first case of one of the company's autonomous cars hitting another vehicle. the self-driving car was being tested by google when it hit the bus on valentine's day. google has been testing s-u-v's near its silicon valley headquarters. google wrote its car was trying to get around some sandbags on a city street when its left front struck
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the bus. google added its car's safety driver thought the bus would yield. no one was injured. hulk hogan's lawsuit against web site gawker over a sex tape went to trial today in florida. hogan is suing gawker media for 100-million dollars for publishing part of a sex tape in 2012. hogan's legal team argues gawker violated hogan's privacy by publishing the footage and initially refusing to take it down. the clip was taken down under a court order. tough-guy actor george kennedy, who won an oscar for his role in the 1960s classic "cool hand luke," has died. his grandson says kennedy died yesterday of old age in boise, idaho where he moved with his late wife in 2002. after the success of "cool hand luke," kennedy became one of hollywood's most recognizable supporting actors. among other memorable films he was in were the "naked gun" spoofs and "airport."
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coming up .. the vatican addresses the priest sex scandal the day after hollywood honors the film about the journalists who exposed it. and it's a fight to the end on the campaign trail.. what the candidates are hurling at each other with just
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at a high school near cleveland- ohio left four students injured. witnesses say someone opened fire inside madison high school's cafeteria. a local sheriff's official says two male students, 14 and 15 years old, were hit by gunfire. another two were injured by shrapnel or trying to escape. all four are expected to recover. police arrested a 14-year-old boy.. but have not release a motive. the catholic church sex abuse scandal thrown back into the spotlight with a vatican official speaking out. a big admission from a top vatican official. an australian cardinal says the catholic church made errors concerning its sex abuse scandal... telling a government commission investigating the priestly abuse of children he was not testifying to quote, "defend the indefensible." george cardinal pell / vatican treasurer and australia's highest ranking catholic "the church has made enormous mistakes and is working to remedy those, but the church in many places, certainly in australia, has
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the scandal is highlighted by the film "spotlight," which details a boston globe investigation into the abuse of children by priests. "spotlight" won two oscars at the academy awards last night, including best picture. a new cnn/orc poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton are ahead in their respective republican and democratic contests. in fact, 70-percent of the people polled said trump and clinton are now likely to earn their party's presidential nominations. scott mclean takes a look at the race and breaks down the latest numbers. a day before super tuesday, marco rubio is giving donald trump a taste of his own medicine, calling him a con man with a spray tan and small hands. (sen. marco rubio, (r) presidential candidate) we are not going to allow a con-artist to take control of the party of lincoln and reagan. but the mud- slinging may be all for nothing. a new
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that trump is running away with the race with 49- percent support among republicans. rubio is not even close. looking to close the gap, rubio's schedule is packed today -- five events in four states. donald trump has only two. (ron brownstein, senior editor, the atlantic) donald trump is poised to do something that neither mitt romney nor john mccain could do. he is poised to win on both sides of the republican's geographic and demographic divide. (hillary clinton, (d) presidential candidate) tomorrow is super tuesday. and, on the democratic side, hillary clinton looks all but unstoppable coming off a big win in south carolina. heading into the super tuesday contests, clinton's popularity among african-american voters is expected to help her in the southern states. bernie sanders says he has a shot in minnesota, colorado, massachusetts, oklahoma, and vermont. (sen. bernie sanders, (d) presidential
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you're going to see us doing, and i think the polls indicated much better among the african- american community outside of the deep south. but nationally it will be an uphill battle for sanders. clinton leads at the academy awards.. but before the big show ... there was the not so nice razzies. what movie took home bottom honor this year. well what's better than winning an oscar? finding a feinberg! that's the best i can do. you can now assume the position it's fine. oh thank you! of course jason's joining us tonight for a special edition of tonight at 6:30. we've got all the oscar highlights covered plus a few very cool vegas connections you may have not noticed. also britney's shocking confession about a boy band, and it is not nysnc, which means is it a slam on j.t., her ex- boyfriend? and, mariah is carried literally to the stage. find out what happened to our big headliner over at caesars palace with some newly leaked video. what was the oscars stance again? we'll see you
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some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. the driver accused of d-u-i in a deadly crash on boulder highway last year pleads guilty. tonight the mother of one of his victim's tells us-- justice will never be served. the elvis exhibit has left the building... westgate and the group from graceland-- parting ways.. suddenly. now some fans are all shook up. finally tonight .. the other side of oscar weekend .. the razzies. and the winner is ... "fifty shades of grey". it won this year's top razzie, they are awards to celebrate supreme underachievement in cinema. 50 shades took home the worst picture title. but the movie kind of swept the night ... dakota johnson was named worst actress, and jamie dornan -- worst actor. other razzie winners this year include johnny depp for his work in "mortdecai..." adam sandler in "the cobbler" and
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in "hot tub time machine 2" and "vacation." thanks for joining us.. "more access" is coming up next. nonow on "more access" -- ((chris rock nats)) chris rock gets raves as he dives into the diversity debate... while the oscars also give us shockers and one stunning performance! ((gaga nats)) tonight - the moments people are talking about tonight and the fun vegas connections you may have missed! then - from carrot top to reba, how our local headliners got in on the oscar fun. and elvis hasn't just left the building, he may leave vegas! we'll explain. then - what's happening here! ((mariah wheeled)) why is mariah being 'wheeled' on stage at caesars. plus - ((word up)) oh yeah, we're ready to get funky tonight as cameo makes
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getting the first hand scoop. your access to las vegas entertainment starts now get more las vegas. more. more! i love to get more. when i'm in vegas i love to get more! (( bang! )) it's the tv moment everyone is talking about tonight - and it didn't even happen talking about tonight - and it didn't even happen on the oscar stage! welcome to more access, i'm rachel smith..and check out my special guest. yep, skipped my nap to be here to fill in for sean who's off tonight. and happy to be here as it's a "huge" night for entertainment! of course we're talking about the academy awards which gave us surprises, snubs, stunning performances and a host not afraid to dive right in to the diversity debate. the oscars also included a few

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