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way to see the shooting stars is to get out of town - away from city lights. someplace like near lake mead, or mt charleston, or redrock canyon - and just look up. every year around this time, earth's orbit moves our planet rthrough dust and debris of the "swift-tuttle" comet and as that debris bounces off our atmosphere, it looks like shooting stars. now tohe high pressure returning to the desert southwest will send afternoon highs into near record territory through the weekend and the first few days of next week. it'll be around 110 sunday and monday. the record high for both days is 111. there will some potential stormclouds moving into our area wednesday and thursday which will bring high temps down a few degrees and lead to slight chances for showers thursday and friday of next week. someone found a woman's partially naked body in a
and now, we're learning who this victim is and what happened to her. we sent fox5's miguel martinez- valle to hunt for answers. he's live in the newsroom with what we know now. within the last 30 minutes friends of the woman who was found have identified her to me as wendy rodriguez, a person they describe as a wonderufl friend and family member whos life was taken too soon... they say they last heard from her last night when she went to the bank, they were searching for her until moments ago... we now know wendy was the victim of this horrible crime... police say the homeowner called to report her body after midnight... when officers went in to investigate they found rodriguez on the ground. officers tell me she was only wearing a bra and it looked like someone partially covered her with a blanket... they say it was clear there was a struggle there was lots of blood, and she had some kind head trauma...
night. and some of her friends were searching for her this morning... "this morning i got up and go my paper, and i saw all the commotion, then they tell me there was a lady in there, i never even knew there was a lady that lived there, nothing at all, it's kind of shocking to me, and then i heard there was foul play. kind of shocking to me, and then i heard there was foul play. " neighbors tell me three men live in that house, the homeowner, his 25 year-old son, and a roommate... police are talking to the roommate and the homewoner... they're still trying to get in touch with the 25-year-old. theyre calling him a person of interest... friends of the family have told me they are asking
family have told me they are asking for help with funeral expenses... more information on how you can help on fox5vegas.com ... mmv, ffn, ll . this story is still developing, and we're waiting on this story is still developing, and we're waiting on police to name a suspect... there's a forum going on right now at the "asian- american journalists association's american journalists association's conference." it features someone representing each major presidential campaign, including former president bill clinton. utah attorney general sean reyes will represent the trump campaign. and green party presidential nominee jill stein is there as well. gary johnson spoke too child protective
investigating after a naked 2 year old was found unattended at an apartment complex near twain and cambridge. fox5s abby theodros was there as cps responded to the call- she details of what's being done to make sure the child is safe. still a lot of unanswered questions tonight like how long the toddler was roaming around the complex for- but police tell me the childs pregnant mom was at a local hospital giving birth- and the boy was under the watch of someone else i want to toss to some video here of the child and a cps agent at the complex. you can see he was eventually clothed. police tell me a security guard found him a little before 10 this morning. we talked to a witness who saw the ordeal- he didnt want to go on camera but says the family moved in less than a month ago- and its not the first
young kids from that apartment unattended. anonymous: 4-5 kids. that's what i see roaming around the area... me and other people have witnessed the mom locking the children out before, and yelling at them to stay outside, them trying to get back in. her yelling and screaming. being mad about it..that was definitely a cause for concern i saw at least three cps workers on the scene through the early afternoon. one was tending to the toddler while the other two were talking with police and people at the complex. cps is now handling the case- i reached out to the department but they declined to comment.
immediate arrests were made because nothing criminal happened. the surprise squad strikes again... this time at a local albertsons. but we didn't just pick up the tab on groceries. " my mom is going to be surprised, so happy. she wants me to go to school and have a better life " see the happy reactions from families... when they get some help with school supplies. be a part of an adventure this weekend! hear how you can join one of the biggest regattas around, in this week's field trip friday. and there may be a peaceful outcome, in a debate over a popular off-road race. what race organizers are considering that will help the environment and keep racers happy. you're watching fox5 news at 4. local. las vegas
opportunity to help families get the school supplies they need this year. help supply our students-- we are partnering with subaru of las vegas, nv energy and henderson hospital...for our annual supply drive. it runs august 15th through the 17th. our goal this year is to fill three thousand backpacks for students in need. you can donate
2016 to 7-1-7-7-7. now fox5 weather 24/7 two big stories in weather today: the perseid meteor showers - and the return of the heat. first, the shooting stars. while the peak of this year's meteor showerr was last night, there should still be plenty overnight tonight. the best way to see the shooting stars is to get out of town - away from city lights. someplace like near lake mead, or mt charleston, or redrock canyon - and just look up. every year around this time, earth's orbit moves our planet rthrough dust and debris of the "swift-tuttle" comet and as that debris bounces off our atmosphere, it looks like shooting stars. now to the heat.
returning to the desert southwest will send afternoon highs into near record territory through the weekend and the first few days of next week. it'll be around 110 sunday and monday. the record high for both days is 111. there will some potential stormclouds moving into our area wednesday and thursday which willri temps down a few degrees and lead to slight chances for showers thursday and friday of next week. closed captioning will resume shortly our crews are
we're following breaking news-- we're following breaking news-- police are involved in an active standoff situation right now near tropicana and lindell. officers are communicating with the person. we're told that person is armed with knives... the swat team and negotiators are there... and we have a crew headed there as well. we will update you as soon as we know more... but avoid that area for now... again it's on tropicana near lindell. laughlin is the place to be this weekend... especially with those hot temperatures! check out the bullhead city river regatta in this week's "field trip friday"... and how you can be a part of it! and the list of names for our hockey team is narrowed down. future fans tell
it's field trip friday! and we're headed to laughlin! fox5's ken smith shows us the excitement ahead of the 10th annual bullhead city river regatta. safety tips life vests- uscg approved life vests must be worn at all times while on the water. stay hydrated- remember to bring plenty of non- alcoholic beverages for the float. dress accordingly- apply sunscreen and plan to re-apply ever two hours. wear a wide brimmed hat, tightly woven clothing and sunglasses. shuttle buses- all participants must be
get a ride to the event. at the end of the float, all participants must be in line by 5pm to get a ride back. 9boat docks- stay clear of all boat docks and obstacles. the river can have a dangerous undercurrent. bullhead city is a popular event destination due to it's central proximity to las vegas, phoenix and southern california. across mighty colorado river is laughlin, nevada a ga bullhead city is a popular event destination due to it's central proximity to las vegas, phoenix and southern california. across the banks of the mighty colorado river is laughlin, nevada a gaming town of over 8 casinos and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. ming town of over 8 casinos and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. 2016 official river regatta kick off party friday night (aug 12, 2016) on the beach at harrah's laughlin starts at 8pm no cover charge!! featuring the 2016 ms. river regatta bikini contest on a
they start at 45- bucks. bullhead city, arizona is about an hour and a half drive from las vegas. there were concerns about the 20th annual "best in the desert vegas to reno race" this year.... because part of the course is through a but it looks like there will be a compromise. off-roaders race 640 miles from alamo to reno. last summer, president obama designated the "basin and range national monument." enviromentalists are worried about hundreds of trucks and four- wheelers tearing through this area. but supporters of the race say it's a 40 million dollar boost to our state. the b-l-m is considering an option where racers will only go 35 miles per hour through the monument, and passing won't be allowed. the race starts
our hockey team is one step closer to getting a name. and these are the likely contenders... the vegas desert hawks the vegas red hawks.... or the night hawks. paul dondi desert hawks, desert hawks for sure. dan bollinger the nighthawks seems generic to me, i'd like to see something like scaliwags, scavengers, i'd like to see something with an edge to it the las vegas franchise wasn't able to get the rights to the name "knights." owner bill foley did buy th names "vegas red hawks dot com" as well as "vegas desert hawks dot com." that purchase was made at the beginning of last month. foley says he won't say anything until a reveal party later this year. a monkey was discovered on a flight to las vegas... and after seeing this video, we have a better idea of what this looked like! " "how does that
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week. the latest crash involved a woman who was in a crosswalk... but not walking at the right time according to police. this happened just after nine last night near eastern and saint louis. metro says the woman is 37 years old, and she was hit by a dodge magnum. police tell us the driver stayed at the scene, and that person didn't see the woman crossing the street. police don't believe the driver was impaired. this is the 65th fatal accident so far this year in metro's jurisdiction. some much needed changes are coming to boulder highway. it's the deadliest stretch of roadway in the valley. a man was killed wednesday night trying to cross boulder highway. n-dot says they'll be installing lights to crosswalks so drivers can see people walking at night. crosswalks down this stretch give you thirty seconds to cross... so we put it to the test... so here we are in our 30 seconds boom right to the other side could we have walked faster yes but we are very able bodied pedestrians are
the median if they run out of time but erin breen of "the vunerable road users project" says... they often don't. n-dot says they'll be starting a three million dollar upgrade to boulder highway next summer. motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for teens between ages 14 and 18. that's according to sunrise hospital. they're fighting that statistic by hosting a trauma talk. teens from all over the valley were invited to see what happens when you get in a crash. they watched live crash demo and toured the hospitals intensive care unit-- they also got to experience impaired driving. the event was hosted by trauma services at sunrise hospital. "the most important message that we're giving the kids today is when you get in any vehicle put you seatbelt on, where it the correct way that you're supposed to. never ever drink and drive nor get in the vehicle with someone who has been drinking. including their parents."
was to put their cell phone in place they can't reach them when driving. we told you earlier this week about a "therapy monkey"... hidden in a passenger's shirt, on a flight from columbus ohio to las vegas. now, we're seeing that monkey for the first time. lisa rantala shows us surveillance video of the critter at security checkpoint. (nat sound) soothing sounds at john glenn international.. hoping to lead to a smooth flight. (reporter) "where are you guys going to?" (ellis brown/frontier passenger) "orlando." but those frontier passengers leaving for vegas tuesday.. (reporter) "what would you do if you saw a monkey on a flight?" did not start their vacations with the same r and r. (melissa mcclaran/passenger ) "we saw a monkey and it may have gotten loose on the plane." we just obtained this screening video from john glenn international at the tsa checkpoint b. tsa says the passenger presented the monkey to them and carried it through their detector.
animal was about to board. (tyra west/passenger) "how does that happen? how do you get a monkey on a plane?" frontier airlines called police to meet them at their vegas gate. they say a passenger boarded the plane with the monkey in a duffle bag.. (nat sound) and slid that bag underneath his seat. during the three hour flight, the attendant spotted the monkey's head popping out of the passenger's shirt. she asked for papers on the animal. the passenger said no. (ellis brown/frontier passenger) "it's just a monkey. let it ride." and frontier did, ne flight, since the monkey had been behaving. once at the gate, vegas police say the passenger showed all documents proving the money was a therapy animal.. so he was never placed under arrest. (reporter) "would you know to let the airline know ahead of time before you did?" (ellis brown/frontier passenger) "yeah, i would do that." emotional support animals need i-d vests or emotional support animals need i-d vests or patches on their carrier in order
they need a photo i-d card stating they are a certified emotional support animal. a document from a legitimate registry company is required. and airlines also need a letter from a psychiatrist or another mental health professional stating the passenger needs to have the animal as a companion. hackers have an easy way of getting through to your phone. and it involves charging stations and victims desperate for extra power. we'll explain this unnerving technology... and the information hackers can get from you. and a mother finds out through social media... that anyone can watch her children through her home surveillance system! the mistake security experts say they see too often. you can get all of
but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half a million dollars
to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. joe heck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible
plenty of us are relieved when we find a charging
port when we need it the most. but you might want to think twice about using it... this can be an easy way for hackers to get your information. " if you think of this as the malicious attacker trying to do this, he's essentially casting a net trying to catch people in it. so a place has more people in it trying to get power, the more likely they are to fall into that net. it's an opportunistic attack. " security researcers discussed "video jacking" at def- con last week here in las vegas. here's how it works... you plug your phone into a charging station...
hacked it. you'll get a message on your phone asking if you trust this device... most people say yes. but this will allow a hacker to see whatever is on your screen at the time... including passwords, credit card information, and whatever else you are doing. security experts recommend not using charging stations at all, since you don't know if they have been hacked until it is too late. a nanny cam is hacked in houston... leaving a live stream of two little girls' bedroom... exposed online. the mother of eight year old twins installed these cameras in the girl's bedroom. an oregon woman posted a screenshot of the live stream as a warning to other parents. the mother says a hacker got into the system when her girls were playing a video game. the live stream was accessable through an app called live camera viewer. "if you don't change the default settings, then they're the same way they came from the manufactuer
those devices which means there are thousands of people around the world that know what that user id and password is. the mother says she has made several changes to her system to keep her family safe. the average price of a home here in the valley rose up to two hundred thirty six thousand dollars last month. but that's pocket change compared to san jose. the median price for a single family home topped a million dollars! it's the first time it's ever happened in a metropolitan area. that's according to the national association of realtors. a san jose real estate agent says a surplus of buyers and very low inventory could be to blame for driving prices up. if you've missed getting deep-fried twinkies at fremont street experience... you're in luck! and you don't have to have a deep fryer to enjoy them! hear where you can find the treat... and what's going on with "swedish fish oreos!" from pirates to puppies... there's a lot to check out this
"making a murderer" on netflix. coming up at 5... we'll tell you about a conviction... overturned by a federal judge. a voter forum at caesars palace... represents parties large and small in the presidential race. how third party candidates are hoping to compete with the star power of bill clinton and - how some newly hatched baby sharks in las vegas... are paying tribute to olympic champions. the treat that made the now
property "mermaids" famous... is now available in the freezer aisle... at walmart. the retail giant started selling the hostess products on thursday at some of its stores. a spokesperson says a nationwide rollout will happen on august 16. the deep-fried twinkies come in two flavors: original golden and chocolate. and if deep fried frozen twinkies aren't your thing... there's always the "swedish fish oreo!" you're looking at oreo's latest creation. the cookie tastes like the popular gummy treat. this is a limited- edition flavor, and you can only find it at smith's. some people are actually buying the oreos, then re-selling them on amazon and ebay for more than
two big stories in weather today: the perseid meteor showers - and the return of the heat. first, the shooting stars. while the peak of this year's meteor showerr was last night, there should still be plenty overnight tonight. the best way to see the shooting stars is to get out of town - away from city lights. someplace like near lake mead, or mt charleston, or redrock canyon - and just look up. every year around this time, earth's orbit moves our planet rthrough dust and debris of the "swift-tuttle" comet and as that debris bounces off our atmosphere, it looks like shooting stars. now to the heat.
returning to the desert southwest will send afternoon highs into near record territory through the weekend and the first few days of next week. it'll be around 110 sunday and monday. the record high for both days is 111. there will some potential stormclouds moving into our area wednesday and thursday which will bring high temps down a few degrees and lead to slight chances for showers thursday and friday of next
here's what's going on this weekend. it's "disney day" at discovery tomorrow! kids can design their own wand or hook, team up with the lost boys, or make their own batch of "frozen" snow. families can also keep their eye out for hidden mickeys for a chance to win a family four pack of museum tickets. everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite disney costumes. the event goes from ten a-m to five p-m. wet-n-wild is hosting a "back to school bash". it's tomorrow afternoon starting at 4 p-m there will be a concert at the wave pool featuring pop singer jordan fisher... who
"grease live". if you can't make this back-to- school party, wet-n-wild will also hold a "high school neon night" on august 25th. and here's an interesting combination... dogs and wine! you'll find both tomorrow night at "one drunk puppy." it's a wine tasting event that will benefit the animal foundation. "one drunk puppy" is at the silverton, and it starts at 6 p.m. some local sluggers already have plans this weekend... punching their ticket to the little league world series. the kids from mountain ridge are playing in the semi-finals of the western regional tonight at 6:00... if they win tonight... they play in the finals tomorrow... if they win tomorrow... they're off to williamsport, pennsylvania and the little league world series... we'll show you how the boys do tonight on fox5 news at ten. a car thief suspect gets both a judge and the internet's attention, in the best way possible. what he did... that made the judge make this
crimes... the first is a crime against humanity. the second is a crime against dancing. this is calvin griffith... twerking... in a florida courtroom... as for why he's twerking?? only calvin really knows... the judge wasn't amused... it was his bond hearing and the judge hit him with an 18,500 dollar bond... griffith is
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"i am the one candidate who does not take money from corporations, from lobbyists or from super-pacs" bill clinton is the headline name... at a presidential forum at caesars palace. but the event is also giving third party candidates - a moment to shine - ahead of the november election. this is fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas a woman is found dead... half naked... in a pool of blood... at a home near rancho and bonanza i'm christine maddela. i'm dave hall in for john huck tonight. police say the woman did not live in that home -- and this evening they have identified a suspect. jaime santana is 25-years-old. he's believed to be driving the victim's car. fox5's miguel martinez-valle joins us in the newsroom with the latest developments. friends of the woman identified her to me as wendy rodriguez, they still cant believe this happened... as for police, they
house... have been cooperating with them. " i talked to her every day, she was teaching me spanish, we would always joke around" police are looking for jaime santana... the 25- year-old they suspect killed wendy rodriguez... rodriguez had been missing since last night... " she went to the bank on cheyenne and rainbow, to get some money and that was the last time anyone had heard from her" bank on cheyenne and rainbow, to get some money and that was the last time anyone had heard from her" friends and family are now mourning someone they call wondefrul... police are looking for santana, who they say drove off with rodriguez's car.... a blue scion " they can't find him, can't get ahold of him, he's the only one with access to the house besides the other two" police say the homeowner called them when he found her body after midnight they found her half