tv FOX5 News This Morning FOX August 30, 2016 4:00am-4:31am PDT
live from las vegas, fox5 news this morning starts now neighbors in one valley community are at odds with a builder... they say the company's newest project is damaging their homes. how they are taking legal action. classrooms in clark county are at capacity...already! what schools in the discrict are doing the overcrowding. calling all drummers! blue man group is holding a drum- off competition in las vegas... and you could win thousands of dollars! when entries are due... and which rock band drummer will be a judge. good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning.
at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. warmer than normal temperatures will continue for the next few days thanks to high pressure. starting wednesday a trough pushes closer to the coast. that will create some breezy conditions. by thursday the low will help to push daytime temperatures down to more seasonal levels. it will cool off even more as we head into the labor day weekend. there is a slight chance of some drizzle being dragged into southern nevada friday and saturday. the uv index for tuesday is 9 or very high.
cresent hardy is recovering after having a minor heart attack. congressman hardy represents nevada's fourth district. the republican is running for re- election this year against democrat ruben kihuen. congressman hardy's communications director issued a statement saying in part. congressman hardy was recently hospitalized for a minor heart attack and has undergone a routine medical procedure. out of an abundance of caution, doctors are continuing to observe him while he makes a full and speedy recovery. we expect the congressman to return to a full schedule later this week and is expected to be in washington next week for votes when congress returns from the august district work period.
posting to social media wishing congressman hardy a swift recovery... including his opponent. state senator ruben kihuen tweeted: "glad to hear that rep. hardy will make a strong and quick recovery. wishing him and his family all the best." noise complaints about construction are nothing new in the valley. but now, some homeowners are taking legal action against the builders next door, saying the new construction is damaging their properties. fox5's miguel martinez valle has the latest.. " i just hit the floor, i grabbed my service dog and hit the floor, because i thought it was a 145 shot" " the whole house shook, and at first we thought it was an earth quake, what else would we think it would be" " she fell out of her chair, and my husband had a friend over that practically ran out of the house " a new construction project is causing quite the shake up in this southern highlands neighborhood near cactus and rainbow. and its not just noise these neghbors are worried about, they say their
" they set these blasts off the whole house shakes, i have crack on my garage floor, my patio is cracked in two spots" " we noticed that was cracked shortly after the last one which was for us, the biggest one" " it starts here and it goes all the way to the back" " theres the crack begining here, well actually begining up here..." these neighbors have tried reaching out to richmond american homes of nevada and western explosives systems, the companies they say are responsible for these damages... they were told the cracks were a result of natural settling, and they weren't going to stop the explosions any time soon. " think theyre trying to dodge a bullet and say they have nothing to do with something they know damn well they have a lot to do with" so the neighborhoods getting together, theyre meeting weekly, and taking legal action to save their homes... " we filed a lawsuit about a week and a half ago, we have not yet decided wether it would constitute a class
for a million dollars, we just want them to fix what theyre ruining" fox5 reached out to the companies involved but no one was available to comment. if we hear from them we'll be sure to update you on their response. monday kicked off the first day of school for students across the valley but some students don't actually go to class in the school building. that's because scol portable classrooms fox 5's eric hilt explains how some schools are playing catch up-- because of the overcrowding issue. the first day of school isn't just nervewracking for kids... nats it is for teachers, too. "last night i had a really hard time sleeping because i was nervous bu excited" this is nicole gladish's third year teaching at william v wright elementary school... nats -- classroom and all three of those years she's taught outside of
building .. in a portable classroom like this one. the school's short-term solution to a long-term problem with overcrowding. "one of the hardest parts of being in the portable is not having access to all the technoloogy inside, you have to walk in there but if you're in one of the pods you can easily send out kids to do vmath whereas here we dont have that opportunity" nicole's classroom is one of 28 portable classrooms at wright elementary... it even has a portable cafeteria and portable bathrooms. the school was built to hold 750 students...this year there's nearly 13- hundred. "it's over twice as many as what should be in this school" but ccsd says a solution is in sight for teachers at one of the districts most overcrowded school. a new elementary school is planned to be built just three miles away -- reducing the number of students at wright. "a school will open up just to the southwest of here that wil help us in 20-19, so we are trying to catch up now" a game of catch up that the
years. the school district spokesperson told fox5 their goal is to get rid of portables at every elementary school.. there are portables at middle and high schools as well -- but the district says it does not think it will be able to get rid of those any time soon. students at matt kelly elementary got a red carpet welcome for their first day. (applause and high fives) they were greeted by hundreds of male volunteers with the nevada youth network. the goal is to show kids that they have strong male role models in the community supporting them. nevada youth network's founder -- michael flores -- says mentorship is a critical part of a students success. he says it's time for the men to step it up.
the country where they had a lot of men show up and welcome the kids back especially in troubled areas and that's what we're trying to do today." the volunteers are asked to come back to the school at least one day out of the year to spend time with the kids... read a book... or just hang out. 11 years have passed--- since hurricane katrina hit louisiana.. the hurricane devastating new orleans and the surrounding area.. forcing many from their homes. led some of them here to the valley.. see how they were able to overcome tragedy .. the first day of school is in the books . but -- police saw dangerous driving in school zones. and many drivers were ticketed! how the rules in school zones are
the city of new orleans remembers the devastation caused by hurricane katrina. " may the victims' interred here and the city that refused to accept demise, take pride in remembering eleven years later and saying still (audience says "rise")oh you gotta rise. " the category three storm killed more than 18- hundred people. and displaced more than one million people in the gulf region more than 80 percent of new orleans was underwater, stranding tens of thousands of people. on monday. new orleans officials and community leaders gathered for a wreath- laying ceremony at the katrina monument. it's where nearly 100 unidentified victims of the
"so, i do think it's very important that we come back here every year. not just to call and to pledge allegiance to these individuals who were left behind. but, just to say that we're all part of the human family and that, whether it be on the battlefield or on the peace field, we really never leave anybody behind. " katrina is considered one of the most devastating hurricanes and the most expensive natural disaster in u.s. history. the damage was estimated at 108 billion dollars. many of the people who evacuated the following the storm--- ended up calling las vegas home.. coming to the valley for a fresh start. one family found a new home here and opened "t-c's rib crib". the family patriarch invited his family to all join him here in the valley and together they opened t-c's on the west side on durango near spring mountain. "we invited our family to come because they were so displaced. they came. they stayed for awhile, but they still wanted to go back, but they
for us to open and become a thriving bbq restaurant. " even now .. some of the family is still sending money back to other family still in louisiana .. and now dealing with another round of flooding that hit the region over the last couple weeks. now fox weather 24/7 with cassandra jones warmer than normal temperatures will continue for the next few days thanks to high pressure. starting wednesday a trough pushes closer to the coast. that will create some breezy conditions. by thursday the low will help to push daytime temperatures down to more seasonal levels. it will cool off even more as we head into the labor day weekend. there
the first day of school in clark county -- many drivers were given tickets for being unsafe in school zones. fox five's adam herberts explains the new rules. the first day of school is already stressful enough for the kids in the classroom. i needed to learn lots of things and try to make new friends. it was hard. ...but before you even get that far, man, it's tough just to get to school on time... especially because these roads lot. maybe it's a traffic jam? or maybe it's just a red light not working. i don't even know. i just don't even know! to make matters worse -- the police say there have been plenty of crazy parents trying to beat the system... no no warnings today. everybody's getting a ticket. it's important as a parent that you have a conversation with your child. and really the age doesn't matter. the schools say every year they spend the whole summer getting
still chaotic every time. they say it's okay if mom and dad want to walk to their little one to class... but they still need to park in a legal parking spot. i'm pretty sure it happened all over town. because they've pretty much been sticklers in this area since she's been going to this school. we had to come this way... another third school. now the police say -- please. educate yourself on the new rules. set a good example for your kids. and just try make life a little easier for everyone else on if you're not sure if you're supposed to stop. stop. because you're certainly not going to get in trouble for that. and police want to remind drivers of the rules in school zones. stop completely at crosswalks. and wait for the kids to get on the sidewalk. do not make u- turns. do not pass any cars in any lane. make sure to park in a legal parking
and what if i told you... that i'm jack. whaaaat?!! no way! no! didn't see that coming, did you? porter ale cheese sauce, grilled onions, and bacon on a artisan potato bun. jack's new brewhouse bacon burger, new from jack in the box. hey, where did jack go? he was just here. wilder has died. the comic had a career that spanned several decades. more's sean mcallister-- has more on his life and legacy. you could say it was mel brooks who first saw something funny in actor gene wilder. his breakthrough role as the neurotic accountant "leo bloom" in the 1968 brooks' comedy "the producers," earned wilder an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. ("the producers") "no! no! don't hit. it doesn't help. it only increases my sense of danger."
caught the acting bug by doing theater. his professional relationship with brooks was akin to lightning in a bottle. he earned his second oscar nod, this time for best adapted screenplay for their parody "young frankenstein." ("young frankenstein") "it could work!" his role as a hard-drinking gunslinger in "blazing saddles," also helped to cement wilder's meteoric rise to stardom. ("blazing saddles") "yeah, but i shoot with this hand." perhaps th that endeared the witty actor to many across generations is "willy wonka and the chocolate factory." (singing) "in a world of pure imagination." his private life became public with his marriage in 1984 to "saturday night live" star gilda radner. sadly, after two years of marriage radner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died three years later. wilder dealt with his grief by establishing "gilda's club," a home away from home for patients and families.
richard pryor for a string of successful comedies, including "silver streak," stir crazy," and "see no evil, hear no evil." by the 1990s wilder remarried and kept his career going with various projects. however in 1999, the performer was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. with the help of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, wilder made a complete recovery. acting took a back seat in his life, and except for a few small t-v roles, he focused his energy on writing. in 2005, h his memoir "kiss me like a stranger: my search for love and art." gene wilder will be remembered for his wit and warmth, and his memorable performances that were simply unforgettable. taylor swift reports for jury duty in nashville... the superstar fulfilled her civic duty.... answering questions...
dismissed due to her own pending sexual asault case.... where a radio host allegedly groping the star during a a meet and greet back in 20-13. looks like swifties made the most of the stars court appearancethoug h... posing for selfies with the star... and getting autographs. strip headliner mariah carey's sister is arrested in new york state. alison carey was taken in for prostitution charges friday.. police reportedly set up a sting operation after she advertised her services online... sources say the sisters have been estranged for years. "the blue man group" is looking for talented drummers. it's part of their first ever drum- off competition right here in las vegas. "blue man group drum off is here. spins the drumstricks. entries due by midnight friday september 30" the resident crew the resident crew at the luxor wants creative and innovative drummers to sign up. they'll face off for a grand prize of six-thousand dollars! video submissions are now open... but
by september 30- th. the final round takes place on october 22-nd at the container park in downtown las vegas. the judging panel features the killers drummer ronnie vannucci new rules are in place for anyone who flys a drone how these new regulations-- could generate more than 82- billion dollars and create more than 100 thousand jobs over the next 10 years... dreaming of taking a trip--- but don't have the money to pay up front. one website has a deal to help you pay for your
caught in another sexting scandal. why his wife is finally saying enough is enough. more on the final image, that crossed the line. taking that dream vacation has never been so affordable... how setting off into the can now be made in monthly payments. apple is holding it's annual launch event. and many speculate that's when the company will be debuting the new iphone. when and where it's all going down. good morning i'm maria silva. i'm dave hall. now it's time to get a first look at your fox5 weather 24-7 forcast... meteorologist cassandra jones joins us now.
normal temperatures will continue for the next few days thanks to high pressure. starting wednesday a trough pushes closer to the coast. that will create some breezy conditions. by thursday the low will help to push daytime temperatures down to more seasonal levels. it will cool off even more as we head into the labor day weekend. there is a slight chance of some drizzle being dragged into southern nevada friday and saturday. the uv index for tuesday is