tv FOX5 News This Morning FOX August 19, 2016 4:00am-4:31am PDT
live from las vegas, fox5 news this morning starts now "everything i've ever done is up in smoke right now, everything i've ever owned is gone. it's pretty devastating homes and lives being destroyed in a massive california wildre an update on containment efforts. this would have been preventable if you kept the dog in a safe place and secured the dog this child would be here now thats what they have to pay for civally and criminally a nine year old child attacked and killed by a pitbull. the consequences the owner of that dog could be facing this morning. the ccsd is one step closer to reorganizing... the next step on the agenda... and how soon the
county school district. good morning i'm alyssa deitsch in for dave today and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning. first - cassandra jones joins us with a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. more potential for showers or thunderstorms for the las vegas valley friday although most of the active weather if it develops will be east of the i-15 and in our local mountains. officially las vegas picked up .08" of rain thursday although some areas picked up more. the moisture sitting over mohave county in arizona is expected to remain in place through part of the weekend. the
burned through more than 35 thousand acres of land. high temperatures, low humidity, and dry brush are all to blame for fueling the fire. the fire forced the evacuation of at least 82 thousand people. but not everyone is willing to leave all they know behind. brian smith: we're fine this is the third time so i think we're smart in our decision to stay and we'll continue to do that until it's a true threat "mb: in 26 years i've seen fire behavior. i've never seen fire behavior like this. and fire was spotting 100, 200 yards ahead of itself. " more than 15 hundred firefighters are now battling the fire. the blue cut fire is 22 percent contained this morning. traffic is once again moving smoothly through cajon pass. the i-15 has reopened to drivers in both directions. it was temorarily shutdown due to the blue cut fire... new white barriers are now in place.
were damaged by the fire. the fire destroyed dozens of buildings... one of them is the historic summit inn off of the 15. fox5's miguel martinez valle spent the day there speaking to those affected by the wildfire. the historic summit inn stood right here off the 15, in what was once route 66 . i'm standing in what was one of the store houses for the summit in and even though it's destroyed it's the only part of the building left standing... the historic summit inn, one of the last gems from famous route 66... is no more the restaurant and convenience store meant different things to different people... to former owner cecile stevens the inn was his baby... cecile stevens , former owner "i've been through every foot of this building i know where every light plug is every panel" stevens sold the restaurant not
holds on to what was. "so we're here but we're just going to have to think of the memories we have here " to manager michelle keeney the inn was her home... michelle keeney, manager summit inn "everything i've ever done is up in smoke right now, everything i've ever owned is gone. it's pretty devastating she was on the clock when the blue cut fire started, and had to get everyone out. michelle keeney, manager summit inn " i went back to the restaurant oft all the customers and employees out, came back grabbed a few things and i left myself " she looked back to watch 24 years of hard work burn. to neighbors like roger flynn the inn wasnt just a landmark, it was a gathering place... roger flynn, local " if we had any concerns or a public meeting it was always at the summit inn" bridge: "the summit inn stood here since 1952 now i'm standing in its ashes. all that's left debris, shards of glass, and a few mugs" cecile stevens , former owner " i didn't expect to see this this is more than i thought this is terrible" the new owners are planning to rebuild
whom the inn meant so much, this fire didnt just take a building, it took a part of history i spoke to the current owner of the summit and she says she's planning to rebuild this place keeping the same route 66 historic essence that made it so popular mmv ffn ll if you would like to help the summit inn owners rebuild... they do have a go fund me page. you can find a link to the page on fox5 vegas dot com. we have breaking news right now... coming in from new jersey. take a look at this scene from downtown newark. two new jersey transit buses collided. we are getting reports that one person has been killed. nine others are being treated for minor injuries. its not known now what caused the crash. a famiily is in mourning. trying to understand how their nine year old son who was playing outside with a friend. got attacked and killed by a pit bull.
could face some serious criminal consequences. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg has more on dog owners responsibilities, to keep people safe... alvina mason- i just wish i told my grandbaby he couldnt go outside alvina mason choked back tears describing what happened wednesday afternoon... she told me darien stevenson was on his way to a friend's house when the dog attacked. darien's friend came running to tell her. that's when she ran to find the pitbull mix named left eye on top of the boy. alvina mason- i seen a dog covered in my grandsons blood and my grandbaby on the ground nine year old darien died at sunrise trauma. i didnt know what to do the dog looked like it was going to attack me we went back to the neighborhood where left eye lived... one neighbor, who didn't want to talk on camera, told us they filed a police report three weeks ago, when left eye attacked their child... and their dog. another neighbor says she saw that attack. maritza cardona- we hear someone
and little dog fox 5 legal analyst bob massi says investigators will have to verify the claims left eye has attacked before. bob massi- we have knowledge this same dog bit another child a few weeks ago is another layer here that could impact both civally and crminally we found left eye's owner on facebook... we also found a post showing the woman tried to eye" last year. she wrote, "i need 2 find this goofy loveable dog a good loving home." we also called metro police. they told us officers were called to the same neighborhood in january because someone reported dogs running loose- including a dog who looked like left eye. bob massi- if you kept the dog in a safe place and secured the dog this child would be here now thats what they have to pay for civally and criminally county officials tell fox5 the dog was euthanized thursday morning. but for derione
enough. alvina mason- he tell me 50 times day i love you alvina mason- i feel like im dreamin fox five called animal control to ask about the dog's past, but they wouldn't comment on any previous report. they told us metro police is handling the investigation. the shocking image of a victim of war. a young boy who's home was blown up while him and his family were still inside. is sending shockwaves around the globe. the little boy-- named omran daqneesh.... appears to be just four or five years old. clearly in shock from what he has just endured. he sits on a chair inside an ambulance -- officials say this picture was taken shortly after the attack on his town. after three straight days of russian airstrikes. the united nations is now calling for a new cease fire in syria. to allow for
"de mistura says: "no humanitarian aid is reaching anywhere syria at the moment." " the u-n says no aid convoys have reached syrian war zones since before august. two military planes go down in a span of 24 hours... the first, happened on thursday morning.... after a training exercise near nellis air force base... the pilot ejecting himself before the crash. "all these pilots are highly trained. we are all marine and navy fighter pilots that have extensive experience in fact he is one of the most experienced pilots.. is one of the most experienced pilots in our squadrants " the pilot of the craft was taken to the hospital with minor injuries... but was released shortly after. officials say he was flying alone. other planes involved in the training were able to make a safe landing. the second aircraft, also on a training mission went down at ten
training range. four crew members were taken to the hospital with minor injuries... an investigation is underway... we will have live coverage on this for you coming up at 5 am. a reorganization plan is approved 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. 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 also be in order for the superintendent and principals. the recommendation is to carry out the plan districtwide beginning with the 2017-18 school year. people around the world are calling a few u-s olympic swimmers, "liars"... after officials in rio find holes in their claim about an armed robbery. the latest on the investigation. many of us kringe when we hear someone cracking their knuckles... after the break...
robbed at gun point in rio.... may be just that--a story. officials in brazil are now calling swimmer ryan lochte and three of his teammates-- liars. after surveillance video surfaces--casting doubt over the accuracy of their story. mary moloney explains. the news of four american swimmers -- robbed in rio at gunpoint -- cast a shadow over the olympic games. (ryan lochte/ olympic athlete): "they pulled out their guns. they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. they got down on the ground. i refused. i was like we didn't do anything wrong....then the guy pulled out his gun he cocked it put it to my forehead...he took our money, he took my wallet." but police now say the stunning story is just that -- a story. (nats) "whhhhaaatttt" sunday -- gold medalist -- ryan lochte -- and three of his teammates -- gunnar bentz, jack conger and jimmy feigen -- partied at a club. afterwards -- surveillance video shows the swimmers at a gas station. rio officials say the olympians were
vandalized the business - then made up a cover story. police pointed to lochte as the principle troublemaker. they say he got into an angry confrontation with security guards. as the swimmers attempted to leave the gas station in a cab -- police say one security guard pulled a gun -- forcing the athletes out of the cab and on the ground. police defended the guard. eventually -- the police say the athletes paid for the damage and left. while sourmers weren't on their best behavior -- they say the athletes believed they were being robbed at gunpoint. because they say -- they couldn't leave until they gave up their money. lochte's attorney saying they are victims. but, police say one of the swimmers is cooperating...and lochte is the one who created the lie i'm mary moloney reporting. experts say the developments in this incident-- could lead to a p-r nightmare for lochte... costing him major endorsements. fortune magazine estimates ryan lochte earned two-point-three million dollars
now fox weather 24/7 with cassandra jones more potential for showers or thunderstorms for the las vegas valley friday although most of the active weather if it develops will be east of the i-15 and in our local mountains. officially las vegas picked up .08" of rain thursday although some areas picked up more. the moisture sitting over mohave county in arizona is expected to remain in place through part of the weekend. the difference in our forecast friday for potential rainfall is that there is no real triggering mechanism for rain so anything that does fall will be more terrain driven meaning closer to our local mountains. the uv index for friday is 9 which is very high.
casting new light on some age old advice about cracking your knuckles! it says it's good for you! researchers looked at ultrasounds of 400 people's knuckles.. ashe being cracked. and found those who cracked their knuckles had more flexibility after doing it. scientists say that happens because when you crack your knuckles you are pulling apart two surfaces of the joint. which brings down pressure in the joint. and allows the gas in the fluid to dissipate. the lower pressure allows for more flexibility! uber is going
the popular car service will start using self-driving cars in that city over the next few weeks. the company is using cars made by volvo and ford as part of the innitiative. but... a human driver will still be on hand as back up during the rides great news for those looking to buy a home. mortgage rates are still historically low. the average for a 30-year fixed rate ticking down even lower this week. it now sits at 3- point-43 percent. people are not only noticing, they're taking advantage of the slump. experts say refinancing applications for home mortgages jumped ten percent last week alone. a new report shows people are going to some pretty extreme efforts to land a job. and job seekers are pulling some pretty over-the- top stunts to get noticed. one candidate had a priest call the hiring manager to put in a good word. another candidate even mailed a potential boss some money.
fashion line to the valley! gold digger by kanye west the rapper is opening up pop up shops all over the country this weekend... and one of the spots is here in las vegas. the exact location will be announced 24 hours in advance on west's website. he's selling his "life of pablo" merchandise through sunday. for more inofrmation, just go to our we fox5 vegas dot com. the life is give attde taste of great music...
this year, the festival will come with a "taste of las vegas" culinary experience. the culinary village will feature more than 40 different food venders... including eats from celebrity trucks... and grill masters. there's something for every foodie-- from vegan options to seafood... mexican... hawaiian and much more. las vegas headliner carlos santana announces he's forming a new band. but it's not just any band -- it's a jazz-rock supergroup. it's called "mega nova". his wife cindy blackman will be on and herbie hancock on keyboard! the group makes its debut at the hollywood bowl next wednesday. we may even see a cameo when santana returns to the house of blues here in las vegas next month. it's 'kudos' for
time hollywood classic! fox's jonathan hunt gives us a preview of these movies and more in what's new in theaters. (take pkg) (snd: ben-hur) an epic-scale action-adventure joins the summer box office as jack huston leads the remake of 'ben-hur'. the film is the latest from husband-wife producing duo mark burnett downey. (snd: kubo and the two strings) for an animated adventure there's 'kubo and the two strings'. big stars voicing the film include charlize theron and matthew mcconaughey. the story follows a boy searching for his father's magical suit of armor to take on his enemy. (snd: war dogs) jonah hill and miles teller lead the true story, 'war dogs', about two guys from miami who end up becoming
dealers bidding on military contracts, and even getting a $300 million deal... before their 'hustle' catches up with them. (snd: suicide squad) plus audiences can still check out the anti-heroes currently topping the box office in 'suicide squad'. (snd: sausage party) and the raunchy r- rated animated comedy "sausage party' is looking to serve up a fight for at it's second week of release. (snd: sausage party) in hollywood, jonathan hunt, fox showing appreciation for those who protect and serve our community. how one middle schooler is rewarding police officers -- for their hard work. and.... be sure to check out our fox5 mobile app... for all of your up to date news and weather. it's free in any app store.