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all to get ready for a huge increase in customers over this labor day weekend. terribles and several other businesses i talked with said this is one of their busiest weekends of the year. they say they bring in extra workers and in this case even extra bathrooms for all the people looking to take a break from their drive on i15. drivers i talked with who were stopping in said that traffic this afternoon was actually not as bad as they thought. many said left early to prepare for crowds of people on the road, and they're hoping they avoid the gridlock all weekend. "were really hoping i keeps up because the game starts at 7:10 tonight so we are just praying that we don't run into bumper to bumper." coming up at 5 see how some drivers are using their phones -- not behind the wheel of course -- but to make sure they
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and even find some bathrooms like these on their weekend road trip. one of the things we're most excited about this cooler temperatures! it will be much easier to spend time outside, maybe catch a game... fox5 chief meterologist ted pretty joins us now from peter johann soccer field, where unlv is about to play a major game! closed captioning
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closed captioning will resume shortly here's something you don't see every day... unless you're on fremont street or the strip... a man walking around a neighborhood in a thong was caught on camera... and a concerned citizen sent us the video so we sent fox5's miguel martinez valle digging to find out, is this even legal? the definition of indecent exposure in nevada is pretty broad... and while this next story doesn't fall in the realm of criminal... i'll warn you... you may wanna watch it like this (peeks through hands)
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looked like a g- string, like almost half naked." curtis danner had a pretty rude awakening... " he pulled up next to my car, his engine woke me up" he looked out his window, and... bam.... talk about a site for sore eyes... " he walks back into this sewar area for about a minute and thats when i started recording to see what was gonna happen next." donner doesn't see this every day, so he had a number of concerns... " you have to pass a school everytime you exit this community, so that number 1, and number 2 what is this guy doing?"" bridge " i don't know the answer to that... what i do know is that walking around in public in skimpy underwear, while frowned upon socially... isn't actually illegal... " although not seen on many men, it is legal" so where do we draw the line for indecent exposure? well... there are body parts you can't show in public. " which most police officers
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and your nipple areas for females, this does exclude breastfeeding." still, in situations like this one, where no laws are being broken... police say its better safe than sorry... give them a phone call " we may come out, it may not be criminal in nature, however we will come out there" as for donner... he's hoping this wanna be victoria's secret model... stays away from his neighborhood... " he had no regard for any kids or people walking their dogs out here, its all in public" ... you can wear almost anything on public property... but once you s foot on private property... specially a school. it can turn criminal. and business can refuse you service if you don't meet their dress codes... mmv, ffn, ll a first offense
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gross misdemeanor... and a second can be a felony. the e-s-a or education savings account program remains tied up in court-- which changed the plans for teachers and parents in clark county. fox5's kathleen jacob talked to one teacher who is out of a job because of the drawn out decision. guys.. charlie marvin w work at david o'mckay academy... and her kids were set to join her at the school. but they were dependent on that e-s-a funding... and as time went on... and it started looking like the funding wasn't going to happen...charlie knew she had to make other plans. she knew she couldn't afford the private school fees without the help of e-s-a...and so did so many other parents. enrollment at david o'mckay academy was not what they were hoping for. the school hoped the promise of e- s-a funding would draw more people to enroll... but as that promise slipped away so
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more students. charlie could see the writing on the wall. she resigned before she was let go... but in the past few weeks she says david o'mckay academy has had to downsize substantially... more than a dozen teachers let go. it put a lot of pressure on us. i can't imagine the amount of families that were affected by this. we all had an expectation to be able to have the nevada school choice thanks to senator scott hammond to be able to put our kids wherever we felt was the most comfortabl our families. the school has two campuses... but only one is being used right now. both the school and charlie are hopeful that the the funding will come down soon. the school says a decision could be made as early as next week on e-s-a funding... and no later than next month. live in the newsroom... kathleen jacob fox 5 news. local. las vegas. and just a little background... e-s-a funding has had a court injunction on it since january. some argue the funding is
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will hurt public schools already struggling with funding. millions of samsung phones are being recalled... because the battery can explode! we met a local woman who says this happened to her. " "it made a loud pop and there was a high pitched squeal and just firework flames like shooting out of the side of the phone." " hear what samsung is doing to make this right for their customers. a vacant apartment building goes up in flames... and squatters may be to blame! hear what witnesses saw right as started. and be the first to get breaking news and weather alerts with our fox5 app. it's free in mobile stores. you're watching fox5 news at 4. local. las vegas
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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(scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam! see what spam can! do... at spam.com metro police investigated two deadly shootings last night... that happened within four minutes of each other. the first shooting happened just before eight, near paradise and twain. metro says officers found a wounded man in an alley. he was taken to sunrise hospital, where he later
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has been arrested, and they have not released any suspect information. and police say just minutes later, a man was accidentally killed in a separate incident. metro police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound near lake mead and m-l-k. he was in a car near a basketball court. police talked to the person they say pulled the trigger... but metro believes this shooting was an accident. the district attorney will decide if charges should be filed in this case. this is metro's 113th homicide investigation this year. a vacant apartment complex is completely destroyed after an early morning fire, and investigators say squatters might be to blame. here is a look at the aftermath of the property near sahara and las vegas boulevard. witnesses told fire officials they saw someone crawl out of a second story window, jump to a roof on the first floor and run away from the scene. investigators found a man that fit the description few hours later a block away from the fire. "tim symanski: we
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at that location. we found that person they were suffering from 20 percent second degree burns from the waist up. the person was kind of incoherent but he told us he was involved in a building that was on fire " the man was later taken to umc for his injuries. investigators say theyre still looking into the cause of the fire. fox5's abby theodros talked to the property owner who says he's done everything to keep squatters out. she'll have the full report at 5. fire crews were sent to investigate a suspicious fire early this morning. they now say it was arson. north las vegas fire says it happened at a church on lola avenue...near the silver nugget casino. a reverand at the church tells fox5 she thinks it was vandalism. she says someone threw something with liquid at the door and through the window....and that may have caused the drapes to catch on fire. the fire caused about 10 thousand dollars in damages. attorney's for
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trying to get him out of a las vegas jail. "alexander montagu- manchester" has been behind bars for nearly three weeks. his attorneys are worried about his medical condition. they are asking for montagu- manchester's release as a medical necessity today. the duke was jailed for filing a fake police report that violated his terms of release from a burglary charge. he denies committing any crimes. samsung is officially recalling its "galaxy note seven" phone... after some customers complained the phone's battery exploded while charging! according to the smartphone company... it know of at least 35 cases of this battery problem, including one we told you about here in las vegas. samsung told the wall street journal it estimates about 24 out of every million phones is faulty. yesterday we spoke to a local woman, who told us her phone burst into flames by her bed. " to me this is a big issue. it could have burned my house down and i could have lost
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animals. " alicia edwards suffered burns on her fingers. she submitted a claim and was given the same phone model. samsung estimates it will take about two weeks to replace the phones. they will give customers a new and improved phone, and a 25 dollar gift card or bill credit. it's a great weekend to catch a soccer game! fox5 chief meterologist ted pretty is getting a head start. he is checking out what's going on at peter johann soccer field. closed captioning
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closed captioning will resume shortly we'll drop below the 100 degree mark to start your labor day weekend with 98 saturday. the big drop in our highs will be sunday and labor day itself with highs around 90 degrees. we'll also see gusty southwest wind to 30 mph saturday through monday. as you head back to work, we'll stay in the mid 90s with a
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the debate continues on football player colin kaepernick's decision to sit out during the national anthem. and now, his nevada alma mater is weighing in. what u-n-r says will happen, to a display honoring the football player. "closed captioning
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"you piss me off... i'll open up an 8 billion car of whoop (bleep) and serve it to ya and that's all i've got to say about that." that's stone cold steve austin talking smack to donald trump... which got me thinking... what's more bruising... wrasslin' or politics??
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answer the question... you might want to look away if you're eating right now... that is stone cold's elbow... with an alien growing out of it... the former wwe star showed this thing off on his twitter page... stone cold says it's bursitis... the result of a lot of elbow smashes during his career... he says a lot of wrestler's get this... as bruising as politics can be... i'm guessing trump's elbow doesn't look like that. speaking of delivering pain... an 8 year old is out golfing... at the same time... some guy is flying a drone... i think you can see where this is going. (girl knocks out drone... ) that's little ruby cavanaugh... and ruby just killed a drone... first off... great shot kid!! my favorite part is she runs over and starts apologizing to the drone guy... ruby cavanaugh... remember that name... she's a star.
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anchor makes a bet on air... she lost... she lost the bet... and she lost her hair. josina anderson is her name... she works for espn and this is what she normally looks like... this is what josina looks like now... here's the deal... she made a bet on air... mark sanchez would be the starting quarterback for the denver broncos... if not... she'd shave her head... she clearly lost... so she went on espn looking like this... it's pretty obvious she's just wearing a bald cap... gutsy move. one of the
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people is back in the spotlight. the stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault, is out of jail. we'll look at what is next in this case... and the consequences happening because of it. and beekeepers face a huge unexpected loss because of the zika outbreak. why millions of bees are dead in the south. " do what you want to do football, any other sport that you need to to, if disabled, because anything your mind to, you can do it.". and we'll meet a young football player who is overcoming a major physical challenge... to hit
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i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib
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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 with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin. warfarin interferes with vitamin k and at least six blood clotting factors. xarelto? is selective targeting one critical factor of your body's natural clotting function. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, in compare in reducing the risk of stroke. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking you may bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto can cause serious, and in rare cases fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto
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or symptoms. do not take xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. to help protect yourself from a stroke, ask your doctor about xarelto. there's more to know.
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live from las vegas. with emmy award winner john huck. cyndi lundeberg. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 4. local las vegas. thank you for joining us on fox5 news at 4. here's what is going on around the country. hu hermine slammed into florida's panhandle... and ruined several roads and businesses. "(mayor rick kriseman, st. petersburg, fl): "quite candidly this is one of the worst we've seen in this city in a long time." " thousands of people don't have power, and you can see there is a lot of damage left behind. the storm isn't over yet. hermine has been downgraded to a tropical storm, and it is headed up the east coast. forecasters warn the storm will be dangerous and it will affect
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millions of honeybees are dead in south carolina... after an aerial pesticide spray was used to control mosquitoes that might be carrying the zika virus. "i was angry that day. i mean, it just didn't make any, i just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that we spray poison from the sky." beekeepers say they were not warned about the spraying...and that they're devastated from the loss. the e-p-a warns those concerned should bring grills...pets...and kids toys indoors during the sprays. idea the pesticides were going to be sprayed. honeybees are the world's most important pollinator of food crops -- and they are dying at alarming rates due to the extensive use of herbicides. fewer bees mean a smaller food supply. a former stanford university swimmer who received a 6 month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconcious woman... is out of jail three months early. brock turner's case sparked outrage around the world.
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next for turner. just after six a-m local time friday... former stanford university swimmer brock turner walked out of the santa clara county jail. he'd served three months of a six- month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. (sheriff laurie smith/santa clara county) "he should have never been in our jail, he should have been in prison. but, this is the end of it for us, yes, he's been released from custody." turner was arrested in january of 2015 and charged with three felonies. he was convicted on in march. but instead of the six year sentence recommended by prosecutors, santa clara county judge aaron persky sentenced him to six months. turner found himself in the national spotlight -- and the subject of protests -- when his victim's heart- wrenching impact statement went viral. (kamilah willingham/harvard law school rape survivor) "to read that victims words and to see that brock turner only got three months for violating her so egregiously
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protests... and their could be other consequences. (michele dauber/stanford law professor) "we believe that judge persky is biased in cases of violence against women and we do not think he is the best we can do for a judge in santa clara county. we believe the voters will agree with us so we are going to be working toward his recall. turner will have to register as a sex- offender. now, he's expected to return to his family's home in ohio. i'm kim hutcherson reporting the judge in this case requested to be re-assigned to the court's civil division last week. there were many calls for his resignation after the ruling. the university of nevada reno is defending colin kaepernick's decision to sit out the national anthem... his alma mater says memorabilia of the star's career with the wolf pack will stay at the reno- tahoe international airport.... even though passengers and people in reno are complaining about it. the unveristy's president says the
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remodeling in a few months... until then he says it will remain intact, as is. one high school junior isn't letting a disability hold him back. he's living out his dream-- playing on his high school varsity football team. "damon hodges" was born with club feet. he had to get both of them amputated when he was two years old. growing up... damon always wanted to play football. he spoke to the head coach-- determined to earn a spot in the line-up. now... he plays lineman. he does the same warm-ups and workouts as his teammates. "he said 'coach, i wanna play football' and it's like well we've got a lot of hurdles but this dude gets up everyday, does everything you ask him to do. shows up." "when i first was born they told me i wouldn't be able to walk but now i'm playing football and they told me i couldn't do a lot of things but now i'm doing everything they told me i couldn't do." damon plans on staying on the varsity team through his senior year. his message to everyone-- especially amputees-- is you can do anything you put your mind
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some people are going beyond sneaking a peak at their partner's phone... to catch them cheating. those who really want to know... are turning to drones! who is offering their aerial sleauthing services... and why it is not legal. and here's the perfect job for someone really young at heart! hear how you can get paid to watch kids' shows all day long. you're watching fox5 news at 4. local. las vegas
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list
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it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. four years ago i was diagnosed with breast cancer but early treatment saved my life. so i'm really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood which thousands of nevada women depend on for cancer screenings.
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i hope the women of nevada remember that when it's time to vote. netflix is hiring! and this job is perfect for anyone who still isn't ready to grow up. netflix needs what it is calling a "kids content tagger." this person will get paid to binge-
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shows and movies. the content tagger then decides what categories to put each show in. it is also a part- time, work-from- home job, so you don't even have to leave the couch! fan favorite "blue bell ice cream" has a new flavor, that might inspire a camping or hunting trip. you're looking at a tub of "camo and cream" ice cream. it combines three flavors... pistachio almond, milk chocolate, and cream cheese. the flavors are swirled together in a camoflage paer blue bell says it decided to have a little fun and add on to the camouflage trend. the new flavor is already in stores in limited quantities. some people are so suspicious of their partners cheating... they are using drones to try and catch them in the act! according to family law specialists... worried partners either fly the drones themselves, or use private investigators to do it for them. but under new federal regulations... catching cheaters with drones will be tougher. you can't use a drone to spy on
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forget about spying on the "other" person. and using a drone to follow anyone without their knowledge is considered stalking... and that is illegal in most states. if you are on the fence about taking a quick trip this weekend... maybe cheaper gas prices might talk you into it. we'll look at what you can expect at the pump... and how law enforcement will keep a closer eye on holiday drivers. your fox5 weather
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we sent him here to fix it. but congressman joe heck became part of the problem. wall street invested over a half-million dollars in congressman heck's campaigns, and heck supports their agenda -- privatizing social security, handing wall street billions in fees, but risking our retirement in the stock market, cutting benefits, putting wall street ah n heck -- what's wrong with washington.
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out this weekend,
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for the traffic. but on the plus side... gas prices will be cheaper! mike doria shows us what else you can expect this labor day weekend. closed captioning
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let's check in on the weather now
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the weather now with ted pretty! he joins us from the peter johann soccer field, where the unlv mens soccer team is about to face cal state fullerton. closed captioning will resume shortly we'll drop below the 100 degree mark to start your labor day weekend with 98
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saturday. the big drop in our highs will be sunday and labor day itself with highs around 90 degrees. we'll also see gusty southwest wind to 30 mph saturday through monday. as you head back to work, we'll stay in the mid 90s with a few more clouds moving through on thursday and friday. closed captioning
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we want to tell you about some breaking news, north las vegas police say a homicide suspect has escaped police custody. police are looking for 25- year-old "alonso perez". they say he was taken to the north las vegas detective bureau and placed in interview in handcuffs. a detective stepped out of the room, and police say perez was able to break free. he stole a white 2016 ford f-250 pickup truck and took off. we are gathering more details on this story, and will bring you more updates at 5. a boston sports anchor decides to get the hands-on experience... when an alligator is brought on the show. and it doesn't take long for this situation to get crazy! why this gator got spooked in the studio... and
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(vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew.
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fox5 news coming up at 5 o'clock. the world continues to mourn comedy great gene wilder. now - two of his classic films - are returning to theaters - this labor day weekend. plus - a high school bans the american flag during football games. but - students aren't buying the excuse - given by administrators. and - school is back in session... and unlv fans are fired up. we'll celebrate a big football win last night.... by the rebels. animals can make live t-v interesting! one boston anchor bravely decided to hold an alligator during one segment... and this is what happened. "anchor wrestles alligator " w-b-z-tv sports anchor steve
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with an animal expert... leading a segment with an animal expert... when the alligator in his arms started acting up. the reptile was apparently spooked by a nearby crocodile. but the gato no match for the anchor. burton held firm until another handler could take over.
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we begin fox5 news at five with breaking news-- a homicide suspect escapes police custody. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. police in north las vegas say the man they arrested today for a man's death over the weekend-- managed to get out of handcuffs and a police station interview
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tonight he's on the run. this is 25-year-old alonso perez. he's believed to have shot and killed 31-year-old mohammad robinson at a mcdonald's on las vegas boulevard and pecos saturday night. police say a detective stepped out of the room and perez turned the handcuffs until he broke free. he escaped the building and later stole the white 2016 ford f-250 that you see on your screen. it has nevada license plate 2-6- c-8-1-9. police believe perez is armed and dangerous-- so if you have seen him, call north las vegas police immediately at 702-633-9111. it's expected to be a busy holiday weekend - here in las vegas. the roads will be packed over the next few days. right now - we are taking a live look at interstate 15.... near the california state
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fox five's eric hilt will join us in just a moment... with more on the holiday traffic. but first - let's check in with fox five chief meteorologist ted pretty.... who's kicking off weekend - with some unlv soccer fans. we'll drop below the 100 degree mark to start your labor day weekend with 98 expected on saturday. the big drop in our highs will be sunday and labor day itself with highs around 90 degrees. we'll also see gusty southwest wind to 30 mph saturday through monday. as you head back to work, we'll stay in

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