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live from las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. a murder suspect is still on the loose after escaping police custody.... tonight we hear from a man who had a violent encounter with the dangerous suspect. today is not a day off for many people around our 24-hour town. hear from people on the job today on one of the busiest holidays of the year. and a lot of folks in the valley woke up to a hazy sky. how long our city will be under an air quality advisory...and where all the smoke is coming from. this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas more than three days since his escape from police custody.... a suspected murderer is still on the run. i'm adam herbets .. john huck has the day off. i'm christine maddela. officers with the north las vegas police department tell us perez shot and killed mohammad
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week. today - we tracked down a local apartment manager who tells us he had a violent run-in with perez just a few months ago. fox-5's vince sapienza joins us now with his story. vince? christine....adam.... when i first spoke with police on friday.. just hours after alonso perez escaped.... police described him as armed and dangerous due to his violent history.... today i spoke with a man who believes he saw that violent history first hand.... and it almost cost him his life.... "just pop, pop, pop like what your general red fire cracker would sound like, is what it sounded like from in here." but from outside video surveillance tells a different story. "i thought it was all fake, to be honest with you til it was all over." scott lewis believes the man you see on this apartment security video is alonso perez. you can see the man pulling a gun in broad daylight and firing nine shots at the manager's office in late july. lewis tells me the man previously lived here at the peterson motel and apartments
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under what police confirmed to lewis was a false name. "he said he had been doing some painting and he gave me some paint supplies and plastic and tape as a gift, he was very nice, we never had a cross word." but that all changed a couple weeks later. lewis tells me the man and his girlfriend were arguing.. and as a rule doesn't let hostile people inside his office. (nats him explaing what happened) lewis did file a police report.. and fox 5 did find a case matching the description of perez and an incident on july 25th. but we have been unable to confirm this with police. when lewis saw reports of a suspect escape police custody he says he knew it was the same man who rented an apartment from him. "just blown away, it was amazing to me that the same guy on the news is the same one that opened shots at the office." "i though that he would have left, we figured he packed up and left the state, but obviously he is
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our own neighborhood." because of his experience...lewis believes perez is the most dangerous person on the street. and hopes by telling his story he will get perez back behind bars. "right now he has no concern for life, obviously for anyone else or himself." "now knowing he actually killed a man at a local mcdonalds and broke free from handcuffs, he's probably not going to go without a fight." due to the labor day holiday we have been unable to verify the man in the video is the same man wanted for murder. but the apartment manager is confident the two
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police say if you have seen this man -- do not approach him. instead call crime stoppers at 702 - 385 - 55-55 you can remain anonymous. a busy labor day weekend is wrapping up.. the l-v-c-v-a was expecting about 307-thousand visitors over the weekend. many of them are stuck in bumper- to-bumper traffic on interstate 15 heading back into california. here's a live look at the traffic going into primm.. at one point it was backed up more than 9 miles! but most locals just enjoyed the day around here.. many of them at just enjoyed the
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just enjoyed the day around here.. many of them at cowabunga bay waterpark.. that's where fox 5's kathlenn jacob is tonight's it looking out there? that's right christine, adam. this place was filled with people off of work and school celebrating the holiday. but... for some of us...the work didn't stop. in fact for some businesses... today is one of their busiest days. nobody's union here so those are the folks that are off today i think. the labor folks... because labor day was for the labor unions i believe. jonathan vitt is right. it all started with the unions... but now... it's expanded much further than just those workers... americans all
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country...have the day off to celebrate. "i'm very grateful because it allows us to have the opportunity to spend time with our family." but... there are those select few places where labor day is just another day on the job. "making fantastic chicken for everybody in henderson who's not working today, laying by the pool." the chicken shack doesn't close its doors... in fact... they had a line all day. it seems to be just another normal day here in las vegas. restaurants aren't the only ones that don't take a break. cowabunga bay sees one of it's busiest days of the season today. every holiday people come in and they're all happy because they're like 'oh my gosh, it's a waterpark. we're all together." so we get like the friendliest customers and it's just so fun to work with everyone. the waterpark has about 28 hundred visitors today... so they have more than 120 employees working hard on this holiday. i don't work all day, there's still stuff to do at night. so i love actually letting these families have fun and being part of that experience for them to make it more fun for them. and it's t hard workers that family's like the croppers appreciate the most. thanks for working so we can play. thanks for working hard. i know its probably time they want to spend with their families but we really appreciate
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all of the people working today that i talked to did seem to have that great attitude about it. so even though it was just another day on the job... and they had to watch other people celebrate... they stayed positive. reporting from cowabunga bay... kathleen jacob... fox5 news, local. las vegas. it might be a little harder to breathe in las vegas these days. the valley has been under an air quality advisory this labor day weekend. it's all thanks to wildfire smoke coming from california. the clark county department of air quality issued a warning sunday. it warns of high levels of ozone and smoke through today. the haze isn't keeping people from celebrating labor day outdoors. fox five chief meteorologist ted pretty - joins us live from sunset park - where the sun has been
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a woman is injured after being hit by a car late last night. police say it happened around 11-30 p-m near lake mead and martin luther king boulevard. they say the woman was hit while she was crossing the street. police say the car that hit her was going a very low rate of speed at the time of the crash but the driver did not stop. the woman had minor injuries but is expected to be okay. a mobile home is destroyed early this morning... and firefighters are trying to figure out what happened. the clark county fire department got the call around 5-15 near fremont and charleston boulevard. fire crews say a lot of smoke and fire was coming from a double wide mobile home. the blaze was put out in about 20 minutes. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. no one was hurt and fire crews have not said how much damage was done. they say the mobile home was vacant.
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setting off pipe bombs around bullhead city. philip krikorian was arrested sunday - after a person saw his pickup truck and tipped off the police. witnesses say they saw that truck driving away from an explosion set off last month. so... police served a warrant at his home - and found bomb-related materials - and a gun. police say they questioned the man about a different pipe bomb that went off near his home last year. he was described as uncooperative with investigators... but he was not considered a case. the first woman elected to the clark county commission has died. thalia dondero was the first elected clark county commissioner in 1974 and served for more than two decades. during her term....she oversaw a mccarran internation airport explansion and flood control projects. she was later elected to the nevada system of higher education board of regents and served on the las vegas valley water district board. dondero was 96 years old.
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reid had this to say about dondero's passing... from her tireless work to improve education for nevada her vital role in expanding southern nevada's economic and recreational offerings... thalia was a one-of-a- kind advocate for the silver state and its residents. olive garden is getting in on the labor day celebrations. what the restaurant chain is doing to thank first responders all over the country. plus... animals in northern nevada are testing positive for the what officials are recommending to keep horses safe
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. there's a race going on right now. the world's clean energy super power's either going to be
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from 500 million solar panels installed by the end of my first term, to precision manufacturing. we'll beat the competition and create new high wage jobs. we can do this, millions of jobs right here in america.
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new at six tonight.... six horses in northern nevada tested positive for the west nile virus. the nevada department of agriculture's animal disease lab says they tested positive for the virus within the last two weeks. a state veteranarian says horse owners should vaccine their animals to fight against the disease. a coast guard helicopter crew has rescued three fishermen whose boat broke down during hurricane hermine. the men realized they were in trouble as the storm tossed around their 60- feet ship in virginia over the weekend. the rudder was damaged and then the boat started taking in water. the heavy seas kept the coast guard from towing the ship. a chopper crew finally flew in and was able to hoist the sailors and their dog one by one with a rescue basket.
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we're feeling a cool down from those triple digit temperatures. there has been a little bit of haze - but plenty of sunshine. let's check back in with fox five chief meteorologist ted pretty - live from sunset park. closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning
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closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning closed captioning will resume shortly we will stay very close to average over the next few days before warming back up into triple-digit territory for next weekend. the average high for this time of year is 97, we'll be between 96-99 through friday. for saturday and sunday, we'll see highs at 101 and 100. right now it looks like southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday and monday. overnight lows warm back up to the mid and upper 70s for the weekend and into
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police officers and paramedics are enjoying free salad and breadsticks today-- all thanks to olive garden. the restaurant chain made it a labor day tradition to thank our first responders for their work in the community. they've served over ten thousand free meals in the 15 years the tradition has been going on... it all started in 20-02. olive garden workers deliver and serves the food wherever they are. "just to do one little thing out of the year, is such an honor to help out th us everyday, the ones that are out there risking their lives everyday" more than 800 olive garden restaurants participated all over the country. some people are getting rid of anything white after today... but this doesn't have to be a fashion faux-pas! the "no white after labor day" rule started in the early 1900s. if you wore white in the summer, it meant you were wealthy enough to afford lighter fabrics. white was
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summer only, and dark colors were for winter. it makes sense... white reflects the sun and black absorbs it. but of course these days you can wear whatever you want... and here in las vegas, it will still feel like summer for a little while! 64 days to go until election day ... and the presidential candidates are entering the home stretch. we've got the latest from the campaign trail. and don't forget to download our free fox five app for the latest breaking news... weather... and traffic updates. in football going for two can be risky. in pizza? it's a sure thing. now get two medium two toppings pizzas for just $6.99 each. that's right just $6.99 each. better ingredients. better pizza.
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labor day marks the unofficial end of summer, a time when most americans enjoy a cookout, a day at the pool ... or just a day relaxing on the sofa.
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relaxation for presidential candidates ... or their running mates. here's kim hutcherson. both republican and democratic presidential tickets -- making appearances in must-win ohio. their planes sat just a few hundred feet apart at the same airport. donald trump and running mate mike pence held a round-table meeting in brook park. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "it's just a great place. and it's been abused, like every state. it's not like "ohio" -- every state has been abused by incompetent leadership." trump ... claiming that the media was biased in favor of his opponent. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "the media is very protective of crooked hillary. very very protective." hillary clinton flew to ohio with the press. (hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee) "i think it's pretty cool, don't you? you're supposed to say yes." she's been criticized for holding few press conferences.
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questions at an event at the national association of black journalists convention in early august. some felt that it didn't qualify as a press conference. clinton's running mate -- tim kaine -- appeared at a labor day event in pittsburgh before heading to ohio. (sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential nominee) "and he wants you to hire him to be president of the united states? he thinks we're chumps." and senator bernie sanders stumped for clinton for the first time on labor day at the afl-cio labor day breakfast. (sen. bernie sanders/(i) vermont) "donald trump said 'you know, wages are too high in america.' now i don't know what world that billionaire lives in." the candidates' labor day events clear evidence we're in the final stretches of what's been a very long campaign. reporting. for most of us... labor day munchies mean hot dogs out on the grill.... but it's also a national holiday cheese lovers can get on board with! celebrating a holiday for those who appreciate
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here's a look at some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. a u-f-c fighter is a champion to one local family... after she stepped in to help a little girl -- who broke her arm on a hiking trail in mount charleston. we hear from the child and her family about the rescue. and call her "supermom"! a single mother dresses up as a dad... to make sure her son doesn't feel left out at school. why she says it if the labor day grilling doesn't do it for ya... munch on some pizza! today --september fifth -- is national cheese pizza day -- a guilt-free day to have a cheese pie. other pizzas don't count though-- just the one without toppings. some believe the origins can be traced to ancient greece and rome... ...but the pizza as
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thanks for joining us.. access" -- they've given us great music - but imagine dragons love "giving back" just as much. tonight a look at how the vegas band is helping local families with their incredible foundation. then - she always looked good strutting to catch that morning train but did sheena easton fake her choreography? i call it the flick and wiggle. that was the only choreography i could pull off! our fun interview with the singer and her confessions of her 80s pop stardom! plus, he's the fresh prince's right hand man! but what confession did d-j jazzy jeff just admit to more? i used to be... my wife got me out of that and they've


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