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my phone, my dog, my wife, then out the door, nothing else i could do, it was moving that fast." randall pochmara and his wife woke up this morning to smoke and yelling. "somebody yelled something, my wife went out the door and they said fire." four units at the shadow woods condominiums are being called a total loss. fire crews say the cause is still under investigation. but the fire started in the apartment on the top floor next to randalls. "my mom noticed smoke and could smell it, came outside and saw smoke up from the roof, her and the family says they got out, but randalls wife, who has cancer, was sent to the hospital for smoke inhilation. "she's having chest pains and everything else, they took her to make sure because she just got done with a round of radiation, so they want to make sure nothing else is going wrong." one firefighter was also sent to the hospital after a roof tile fell on his head. "he's doing good, the tile came off, he was doing some work, caught him in the head, minor, small laceration, seems to be doing pretty good."
"high" level strucutre fire. and took nearly five hours to knock down. over a dozen engines responded with over 60 firefighters. "fires can move so quick in these apartment complexes, we want to get ahead of it, we frontload our calls and personel to make sure we're ready to go." crews say the damage incurred on the top floors is just fire. while the two bottom units have smoke and water damage. "just life i guess, it could have been worse, if we were in asleep, we would have never, it would have engulfed us before we got up." "now it's start over again, what can i do, i got her, i got my dog, got my kids, what else could i need." now according to randall... the arson investigator said the cause may have come from between the walls....but again... clark county fire department have not given a reason and say it is still under
the red cross has stepped in to help those without a place to live - after the fire. you can make a donation online. look in our links page - at fox five vegas dot com. in another fire... crews found a person dead inside a vacant home. neighbors tell fox five it was likely a squatter. fox5's eric hilt is live in that neighborhood - near sahara and lamb - with the latest. some neighbors told me they weren't surprised by this fire been struggling to get squatters out of this home for years... they say the house has been vacant for about three years now -- but squatters moved in shortly after the homeowners moved out. neighbors say they have filed code complaints and called metro police several times, but nothing ever seemed to get done. they say it was very frustrating because they knew that something bad like this fire could happen. "a lot of people are expecting the police department to do something, becuase i
any more homes go up in flames, bad enough we had this one here so close!" metro told me a vacant house is still somebody's property... and it's very hard to deal with squatters if they can't track down that homeowner. without the homeowner to let them in, they're powerless without a warrant. neighbors told me that this wasn't the only house squatters have moved into in this neighborhood, and they're concerned that this could happen again. re eric hilt fox5 news local las vegas. no one was reported hurt - after a fire at the rumor hotel. that's right across the street from the hard rock - hear harmon and paradise. four engines raced to the property just before two this afternoon - to find smoke coming from the two- story building.
hotel guests evacuated safety. the cause of the fire is under investigation. two men shot and killed outside of a north las vegas casino - were part of a large group of people who gathered there early sunday morning. north las vegas police responded to reports of gunfire - just after 4 a-m in the parking lot of the silver nugget casino. that's near las vegas boulevard and lake mead. officers arrived to find tow two men shot in the parking lot. they were declared dead at the scene. no suspects have been identified. police are still searching for a gunman - after a woman was found dead friday. police have identified jaime santana - as a suspect - after the body of cinthia wendy perez- rodriguez was discovered at a home near rancho and bonanza. her friends knew the victim as "wendy". over the weekend - they held a car wash - to raise money to help the family cover funeral expenses. about 30 people gathered to help out. "you feel like you're alone. you feel like nobody has gone through what you're going through, but that's
don't feel like they are alone," a go-fund me account has been set up to help. you can find a link to it with this story - on our homepage at fox five vegas dot com. the state is clamping down on local a loan company-- regarding a loan extension option that would force them to pay more money in interest-- than on their principal loan. nevada has ordered auto title lender "title max" to stop issuing loan extensions that the state says is illegal. the nationwide company is also being fined 307- thousand dollars and must refund customers who had a grace period deferment agreement after december 18, 2004. toss to weather we'll keep mostly sunny skies with decreasing highs as we make it through the week. we'll see a high of 107 on tuesday, then 106 wednesday and 105 thursday. we'll be around average for
people are dead... after severe flooding hits louisiana. how it's shaping up to be the worst weather event in the state... since hurricane katrina. and - the c-e-o of mgm resorts international makes a presidential endorsement... the could be catching a few people off guard. closed captioning will resume shortly you're watching fox5 news at 5.
i got shot down over vietnam and spent eleven months in a pow camp. what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured red. i like people that weren't captured. when you
fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president.
fundraiser with the state republican
party. a dinner featuring the presidential nominee is set for august 26-th at harrah's lake tahoe. trump's running mate - mike pence - will be in henderson this week. the indiana governor will hold a town hall- style event on wednesday at the convention center on water street. it starts at 2 p-m. doors open at 11. ticket information can be found online on the trump-pence campaign website. mgm resorts c-e-o jim murren says he's endorsing hillary clinton for president. in an op-ed for usa today... murren says he's a lifelong registered republican... who has never crossed the aisle before in a presidential election. he says clinton would be better for international trade - diversity in the workplace - and energy independence. nevada ranks among the worst states... for underprviledged children. that's according to a new study by wallet-hub. the online financial resource ranked all 50 states based on three factors. of those.... nevada ranked 42-nd on economic well being... 31-st in children's health...
children's education. that led nevada to be ranked 45th... or the sixth worst state overall. the worst ranked state for underpriviledged children was mississippi... although it was out-ranked by the district of columbia. the best state was new hampshire. "take 5 to care is sponsored by nv energy, subaru of las vegas and henderson hospital." it's the day we've been waiting for. a chance to help valley kids get the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. fox five's christine maddela is live at subaru of las vegas - near sahara and lindell - where the donations have been coming in today. closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning
two weeks from today... kids will be heading back to school. which means it's time for our annual supply our students drive. today, we are live at subaru of las vegas collecting school supplies for some of the valley's most vulnerable students. the drive runs through wednesday. we are looking for backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons... anything you can think of to help these kids be successful in the classroom. keep in mind...backpacks are always the number one need. you can find a full list on our website at fox five vegas
two weeks from today... kids will be heading back to school. which means it's time for our annual supply our students drive. today, we are live at subaru of las vegas collecting school supplies for some of the valley's most vulnerable students. the drive runs through wednesday. we are looking for backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons... anything you can think of to help these kids be successful in the keep in mind...backpacks are always the number one need. you can find a full list on our website at fox five vegas dot com.
some of the worst flooding since hurricane katrina has forced tens of thousands of homes in southern louisiana. will carr is in baton rouge with the latest on severe weather... that has already left at least six people dead. southern louisiana remains in a state of emergency tonight as crews continue to rescue stranded residents .. (raw- by helicopter .. military vehicles large enough to drive through swamped neighborhoods.. and by boat. this man jumping in to save a woman and her dog as their car was swept away. crews have rescued tens of thousands
residents so far .. including .. claire desoto .. her family .. and their three dogs .. de soto says: "i'm heartbroken. i'm heartbroken. it's my home, this is where i grew up. my grandmother and my grandfather and my aunt lived in that house. just trying to cope with it." others still refuse to leave their homes despite repeated pleas by authorities .. vinson says: "any opportunity to get out, whether it be the high water vehicles or boats, they need to get out. this is going to be a long term thing. the river has yet to crest, it's only going to get worse. they really need to take heed and get out at every opportunity they get." more than 10 thousand residents remain in shelters .. area hotels are sold out .. and flooded interstates have snarled traffic .. president obama has issued a disaster declaration for the area but right now all eyes are on the
now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty we'll keep mostly sunny skies with decreasing highs as we make it through the week. we'll see a high of 107 on tuesday, then 106 wednesday and 105 thursday. we'll be around average for friday through the early part of next week. average high this time of the year is 102. we'll see mountain shower chances on wednesday and beyond in the slight category. those same slight chances will be with us east
we'll keep mostly sunny skies with decreasing highs as we make it through the week. we'll see a high of 107 on tuesday, then 106 wednesday and 105 thursday. we'll be around average for friday through the early part of next week. average high this time of the year is 102. we'll see mountain shower chances on wednesday and beyond in the slight category. those
to track down suspects... in a pair of robberies o the weekend. metro says two men who robbed the hooters casino around 10- 15 sunday morning remain on the run. police released this video today... from surveilance cameras on the casino floor. a fox5 viewer ... tells us a man waited until the ticket redemption machine was opened up... then pulled out a gun and took the money. police are also seeking a man who held up a sandwich shop in the west valley. it happened at the subway - near charleston and hualapai. metro says the person pointed a gun at an
demanded money. he ran off with two -to-three hundred dollars in cash. if you have any information on either one of these armed robberies - call police or crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. using a needle and thread is old hat for clothing designers showing off their newest duds at magic. the twice annual clothing convention is going on this week at mandalay bay. buyers and store operators are checking out the latest in shoes and apparel. one of the newest trends-- come in the form of 3-d printed clothing. not only does it help designers eliminate subcontractors and distributors... it makes the designing process much easier too. "it allows them to do a little bit more with a little bit less and the rapid prototyping is nice because they came it if it's not quite right, go back to their computer redesign it very quickly and reproduce those materials and get it just the way that they want it." those particular 3-d printers use filaments.. and can be loaded with up
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live from las vegas. your only choice for live local news right now. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 5:30. local las vegas. thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. marijuana laws are changing in many states-- but what will it take for federal laws to follow suit? supporters of medical marijuana are slamming a decision by the justice department... to keep the drug under a "schedule one" classification. that means it's in the same category as heroin... and labeled as having no accepted medical use. drugs like cocaine and prescription painkillers - such as percoset and oxycontin - are
a "schedule two" narcotic. nevada is one of 25 states allowing medical cannabis - even as it continues to be restricted by federal law. "there a million plus patients in these states that are using it on a consistent basis to help with hiv and aids and glaucoma, and cancer and ptsd, even just general pain." nevada voters will face a ballot initiative in november - to legalize marijuana for recreational use... making in the situation even more confusing here - if it passes. fox five legal analyst bob massi joins us now - for "inside the law". our legal analyst bob massi is here with more. closed captioning