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afternoon... after a two day shutdown because of the blue cut fire. our camera was there as the first cars were led across the southbound side of the cajon pass on the i-15. a bright white concrete barrier shields traffic from the charred guardrails and burnt dirt shoulder. communities in southern california remain threatened by the fire which is only about 4-percent contained. more than 31- thousand acres have burned and upwards of 80- thousand people evacuated. we have team coverage. we begin with fox5's miguel martinez valle is live in oak hills-- where a number of buildings have been destroyed, including a historic diner. the historic summit inn stood right here off yhe 15, in what was once route 66 since 1952... now im standing on all thats left of it... ashes, broken
theodros joins us with more on the efforts to contain the flames... we travelled in and around the canyon today and the biggest issue we're seeing are hot spots that are smoldering and easily ignitable. i want you to look at the smoke building up behind me. fire fighters spent a large part of their day trying to extinguish and contain these hot of their day trying to extinguish and contain these hot spots. im told the high wind gusts are makig the task even more challenging because its helped a lot of these
angeles county's batalion chief...hes been been a fire fighter for nearly 30 yrs and says he hasnt seen anything quite like it " i've never seen fire behavior like this and fire was spotting 200 yards ahead of itself. just the winds, the intensity, flame lengths, we read about it we learn about it. to actually see it was another thing " right now more than 30 thousand acres are burned. w only 4 percent containment. we asked about the aggressive growth weve seen in the last few days- we're told high temperatures, low humidity, and dry brush are all to blame. interstate 15 is now open in both directions. but we're still seeing closures at cleghorn and highway 138.
mourning a young boy killed by a dog last night. family members say nine-year-old derion stevenson was playing in his neighborhood when he was attacked and killed by a pit bull. fox5's eric hilt is live in the newsroom -- eric what is the latest in t investigation? clark county told fox5 this morning that dog was a 3-year-old pit bull mix...and it was euthanized this morning. last night the little boy's grandmother told fox5 they hoped the dog would be put down... they said that nine-year-old darion was a sweet boy who was always telling his family that he loved them. they said he had gone outside to play and then just a half hour later they heard about
"30 minutes later the boy he was playing with came knocking at the door telling me darion got bit by a dog. so we went to where it happened...i saw a dog, big dog covered in my grandson's blood and my grandbaby on the ground" i spoke with some neighbors today -- they told me this isn't the first time this pit bull has gotten violent... neighbors told fox5 said just three weeks ago the dog bit a different child and attack another dog. we'll have more on that incident coming up at 5:00 soc the man arrested for a robbery outside a centennial hills tj maxx tuesday has a record that goes back at least fifteen years. we do want to warn you, the picture you are about to see is graphic. the suspect appears bloodied in a photo taken shortly after his arrest. jason mote is facing robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a gun.
year-old robbed a woman outside the store on durango near elkhorn on tuesday... leading people who saw what happened to see shelter in the store. fox5 found mote's criminal history goes back to at least 2001... he's been found guilty of petit and grand larceny, burglary and possession of a controlled substance.... and has violated parole multiple times. just a few small pieces of information are re-energizing a 37-year-old cold case. metro police want to give this young woman her name back. found in a vacant parking lot off sahara and las vegas boulevard back in 1979. since then, she's been known only as jane sahara doe. newly identified pollen grains taken from her clothing reveal she may have spent time in napa valley or in the central valley areas of california before coming to las vegas. these images are of the blouse and earrings she was wearing. she was between 16 and 21 years old-- may have lived in a trailer park near east lake mead or worked at a motel
boulevard. metro police believe her name may have been shauna. if you have information call police or crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. a veteran pilot is safe after ejecting from a plane that went down this morning near nellis air force base. the pilot had just finished a combat training exercise when he self- ejected on return to the base shortly before 8 this morning. he works for draken international, a company of civilian contractors who trainees by pretending to be enemy pilots. the man who has more than two decades of fighter pilot experience was alone in a skyhawk jet opposite nellis' weapons school trainees early thursday. "all these pilots are highly trained we're all former air force marine navy fighter pilots that have extensive experience in fact he is one of the most experienced pilots in our squadron." the aircraft crashed less than a mile from the northern end of
the pilot was hospitalized with minor injuries. the tip of a lifetime becomes a tender mercy for a local chili's waitress. ""omg!" (jessica) " the fox5 surprise squad goes undercover-- to lighten the load for a hardworking mother. how they coordinated their efforts to give her a very deserving surprise. a shift in focus for the clark county school district. when it plans to implement changes in an effort to redistrict its and medal of shame? how a potentially made up story about a robbery... is casting a shadow over the accomplishments of four olympians
pretty we'll pick up at least slight chances of showers and thunderstorms through tuesday of next week. friday's high of 102 will also have slight chances of showers. those chances stay in the slight category for saturday with a high of 100. better chances of showers and thunderstorms are with us on sunday and monday with a return to the slight category
their dreams. this henderson couple held strong and did everything possible for each other. jessica-- a waitress at chili's- and robert-- a wood craftsman would soon get help thanks to a former teacher who tipped off the fox5 surprise squad. closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning will resume shortly
he passed away friday evening with his family by his side. if you would like to help the reboredo family during this difficult time... we have a link to their go-fund-me page on our website david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david.
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by an advisory board for the clark county school district. it now needs to get approval from the department of education.
the plan calls for a different management structure and culture for the district than the one that exists today. it also specifies that frontline staff, parents and community members make decisions... putting schools at the heart of the school district's operation. changes would
pretty. this is fox5 news at 4. local las vegas. erratic and unpredictable. those words summing up the blue cut fire that's torched more than 30- thousands acres... forced more than 80-thousand from their homes... and continues to be a challenge for firefighters. we have team coverage of the fire's destruction. let's go live to fox5's miguel martinez valle where an historic diner is only a memory. the historic summit inn stood right here off yhe 15, in what was once route 66 since 1952... now im standing on all thats left of it... ashes, broken glass, and some bowls... the the insert as a restaurant and a convenience store it was right next to a gas station place between
favorite visiting place for elvis presley or as some kind of landmark showing you where you are along the desert highway because of its giant red sign but the blue cup fire completely destroyed the building and the home connected right next-door to it and leaving behind rubble ashes and memories " i didn't expect to see this this is more than i thought this is terrible i've been through every foot of this building i know where every light plug is" members of the community were telling me that the summit in was a meeting place for them where they would discuss important community issues, the general manager of the restaurant she lives right next- door and she was home when the fire was going when they were forced to a back you ate she said she had to run into the restaurant get everyone out lock the doors and only now is she
destruction that happen this is just one of the countless structures and buildings and homes that what were destroyed by the fire now fox5s abby theodros joins us with more on the efforts to contain the flames... tens of thousands of people have had to leave their homes because of the fire. shelters are providing evacuees with everything they need to make it as comfortable a stay as possible. there are three evacuation centers at the moment.
community and the salvation army have helped with donations-- but the red cross still needs more to feed and and house everyone. for some evacuees... the shelter may turn out to be a more permanent living arrangement "as the fire progresses and the evacuations are lifted and people find out whether their homes are damaged or not, that when we're probably going to get more people, when they find out that they have to or they're not able to go back in their homes and they have to evacuate to some place." if you want to help... we've added the red cross disaster relief page to our links section at fox5 vegas dot com. while thousands have left their homes-- others are sticking it out, despite advice from officials. fox5's abby theodros continues our team coverage. she joins us live with the latest from fire
david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt nothing to say..."trage.d then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims. that's according to brazil police... and new video only raises more questions about their claims that they were robbed. scott mclean with the story. brazilian police say that four american swimmers who reported being victims of armed robbery in rio de janeiro, are not victims at all. police say surveillance video and witness statements contradict the athletes' account of what happened, saying no violent robbery took place. authorities accuse the athletes of vandalizing a gas station bathroom, and say they offered to pay for the damage. police confirm a gas station security guard did point a gun at one of the swimmers, but said that it was probably justified. police say it would be dignified for the athletes to apologize, but did
swimmer ryan lochte has already returned to the u-s as recently as wednesday maintained they were robbed ... (matt lauer, nbc anchor): "there is skepticism that you made this story up along with these other swimmers to cover up some other form of embarrassing behavior. he strongly denied that, said it's absolutely not the case." the other three swimmers are still in brazil...the swimmers' lawyers say they are cooperating with police. it's unclear when they will be allowed to return to the u-s. im scott mclean, reporting.
carey and civic center drive.. and it's still an active scene. we have a crew on the way to gather more information-- and will bring you the latest ahead on fox5 news at five. two things cost you more on the weekends-- moving and marrying. now a small but growing number of couples are choosing thursday to say "i do". the average cost of a wedding in the u-s is nearly 33- thousand dollars -- but that can be significantly higher in some cities. simply changing the wedding date from traditional weekend dates, can bring considerable savings to couples. according to the knot....nearly 6- percent of couples got married on thursday last year -- that's up from 4-point-3 percent in 2014. we'll pick up at least slight chances of showers and thunderstorms
high of 102 will also have slight chances of showers. those chances stay in the slight category for saturday with a high of 100. better chances of showers and thunderstorms are with us on sunday and monday with a return to the slight category on tuesday. highs will be in the mid to upper 90s sunday through tuesday. closed captioning
by surprise.. the other takes a monstrous shape! jeremy roth has today's take a look at this! a texas family is recovering from minor injuries after lightning struck their patio just feet from where they were unloading their car. the video is a little choppy but you can see the flash of the strike... forcing the family to the ground, clutching their ears. they suffered some minor burns from the incident, but everyone is ok. as if lightning isn't scary enough.... check out this monstrous lightning strike unmistakably-- like a tyrannosaurus rex. the national park service posted the pic on their facebook page. it was captured at blue mesa in arizona's petrified forest national park. well, the forest isn't the only one that's petrified. and from one scary clip to another.... watch a virginia cop get in formation as he dances to beyonce's hit "formation" in full uniform...at beyonce's hit "formation" in full uniform...at a back to school event. (nats) the event collects school supplies for students and the
won the lip-sync contest. hey...points for effort and all that... but maybe don't quit your day jo--- ok- he redeemed it. that split was legit!!! for take a look at this, i'm jeremy roth. thanks for joining us.. fox5 news at 5 o'clock is strai ahead i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years until i learned more about once-daily xarelto... a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto? significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people
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"he come tell me 50 times a day he loved me i love you granny, i love you granny, i'd be like okay, darion, i love you too." a neighbor's dog mauled and killed a young boy. we now know the fate of the canine. we also talked to the victim's grandmother. it's an interview you'll see only on fox five. and - a military jet crashes near nellis air force base. how the pilot was able to escape - with only minor injuries. 5. local. las vegas those stories in moment - but first - the threat of rain hangs over the valley. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. let's check in with fox five chief meteorologist ted pretty - with a quick look at the forecast. toss to weather we'll pick up at least slight chances of showers and thunderstorms through tuesday of next week. friday's high of 102 will also have slight