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department's history. some of the kids were not allowed to leave until about 5:00 this morning. fox5's eric hilt was there most of the night. but first lets go to adam herbets who is at the school with a look at what happens next. john/ christine last night the school district said their number one priority was taking care of the people who were exposed... and making sure it doesn't leave this building. now hazmat crews are trying to decontaminate the school itself... while investigators try to figure out how all of this happened. at the time we heard about it, the clark county school district called it... not a big deal. they said it was just a tiny bit of mercury... and classes were supposed to let out on time. yeah... that didn't happen. we just waited for
i expected it to be pretty sunny but then i was like oh yeah, it's been 12 hours. it's like pitch black. somewhere along the line... the story seemed to change... from a tiny amount of mercury, the size of an old school thermometer... to this. this is the largest decontamination incident ever in the history of our department. initially when we made that statement, because i actually made it... that was our initial thought. once we started to get reading school, that raised the level of concern. ccsd police captain ken young says it all started because a couple of kids were just messing around... kids have heard similar rumors. they had mercury in a plastic bag and these boys were playing around in the locker room and i think it broke everywhere police saynine students and three administrators were exposed... and they're supposed to be just fine. the damage to their sleeping schedule is worse than the mercury. it was horrible
sitting there for like 16 hours. it's like i'm mad inside and tired at the same time and angry. still -- police aren't sure how much of it was scattered through campus... which is why they had to screen almost 1300 people... one by one... some of them more than once. mercury just bounces like little beads and it gets on your foot and you could track it everywhere which is why we were very cautious about sending people home when it was potentially on their shoes i just want to commend the school. they did an excellent job. i was there most of t spirit of the kids was great. they weren't depressed or anything like that. it almost seemed like it was kind of fun parents who waited well past midnight to bring their kids home waited well past
say they are still looking for answers. fox5's eric hilt was with those parents most of the night last night, he spoke with more parents today, eric what are they telling you? they told me they are still upset, and when i asked them what made them the most angry about this ordeal they said it wasn't that their kids had to stay late as a safety precaution -- they told me the worst part was the feeling that the school district was not communicating what was happening inside the school tth hundreds of parents outside. i spoke with one parent who got to the school at noon and waited outside for 12 hours for her daughter to be released. she told me during that time she only got voice messages from the school that didn't give her much information at all. and it's not just parents who say they didn't know what was happening -- some students told me they were left in the dark too. "the only way i could figure out what was going on is i went on my phone and searched
information, there wasn't an annoucement saying hey you're going to be here for a while" "when it's getting that late and you don't know if your child is okay, you freak out" there is a meeting tonight at jacobson elementary school... that's at six and for parents who are still looking for those answers. today, ccsd admitted that communication could have been better. at 5 hear what the district says went they plan to do differently if this ever happens again.
humans when it comes to mercury exposure. while it occurs naturally in the earth, it is poisonous to humans. in the body it acts as a neurotoxin, which interferes with the brain and nervous system. as a liquid, it is highly toxic. at room temperature, it vaporizes, then fills the air with tiny, invisible mercury atoms. when inhaled, it's easily absbe the body... and can harm the brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, and immune system. toss to weather you're taking a look live at a nasa spacecraft
the "osiris-rex" is headed out on a seven year journey. the plan is to have a robotic arm it scoop up dirt from a nearby asteroid, and bring it back to earth. this will be the largest amount of off-world samples nasa has received since the apollo missions. toss to weather we'll see highs at 100 degrees or a
above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday, then stronger gusts to 30 mph for us on monday and tuesday. we'll see cooler air move in also for monday with a high of 96 degrees. tuesday through thursday our highs will be right around 90 degrees with lows in the upper 60s.
game going on inside unlv right now-- as talks center on the cost of bringing a stadium to town. developers including the sands, adelson family, the raiders and majestic realty say it's imperative that the deal is ready to be approved by the end of october-- so they can pitch it to the nfl. today's conversation centers on money... who will come up with the who will profit. the plan calls for a 750-million dollar public investment from a point-88 percent increase to the hotel room tax. a drafted bill says the public's contribution shouldn't exceed 39-percent of the stadium's total cost... which stadium proponents called 'unfair.' they also talked revenue projections-- which are based on 46 big events at the stadium per year. now the question is-- can they book that many. we have a crew inside that meeting right now and will
for you on fox5 news at 5. last night donald trump once again caused controversy with his comments about our military. in a "commander in chief" forum, trump suggested he would fire top generals. matt lauer asked the republican presidential candidate about his claim he knows more about isis than the generals. "but you're going to convene a panel of generals, and you've already said you know more about isis than those generals." (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "well, they'll probably be differ to be honest with you." this morning fox5's eric hilt asked one of trump's closest advisors some tough questions. eric sat down with donald trump, junior inside trump international hotel. 611 do you believe he knows... i believe he knows how to get it done. you believe he knows more than the generals? he could get it done with the right generals, he knows how to do that. he'd allow them to do what they need to do to make that happen, that's not what this administration is doing 218 he also said the generals were an embarrassment to the country. do you agree with that? i certainly don't
members are an embarrassment. i think he's talking about when he's talking about embarrassment is an embarrassment how much the system has become a bureacracy. coming up on fox5 news at five o'clock, you'll hear more from donald trump junior. hear his response to his father's praise of russian president vladimir putin. we'll be right
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with a high of 96 degrees. tuesday through thursday our highs will be right around 90 degrees with lows in the upper 60s. degree or two above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday, then stronger gusts to 30 mph for us on monday and tuesday. we'll see cooler air move in also for monday with a high of 96 degrees. tuesday through thursday our highs will be right around 90 degrees with lows in the upper 60s. closed captioning degree or two above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with
stronger gusts to 30 mph for us on monday and tuesday. we'll see cooler air move in also for monday with a high of 96 degrees. tuesday through thursday our highs will be right around 90 degrees with lows in the upper 60s. closed captioning will resume shortly looks like a backdrop for a really gory horror movie.
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"drink and boat". jeremy roth has that and mor "take a look at this." officials in russia are trying to figure out why a siberian river has suddenly turned red. and i mean like bright red!! residents started reporting the bizarre color of the daldykan river on tuesday. russia's ministry of natural resources and environment say the color change. could have been caused by a leakage from a nearby chemical plant... but have yet to confirm. nearby city officials say any possible chemical contamination would not pose a threat to citzens.. as the river is not
oklahoma have become darlings of the interwebs after posing for a photo shoot inspired by "the notebook" you know...the nicholas sparks novel-turned- romance movie that my wife made me watch and despite what she tells you-- did not make me cry! anywhoo- clemma and sterling elmore are celebrating 57 years of marriage and photographer stacy welch-christ said she immediately thought of the notebook when she saw them together. and to no one's surprise-- the adorable photos are going super viral. uh, just park that anywhere, guy. a florida yacht owner is in hot water after beaching a 72 foot vessel along the shore on palm beach inlet. police say the owner admitted he was too drunk to navigate it to the inlet. no one was injured, the yacht's been removed, and the driver has been charged. btw, the vessel is named "time out" which is appropriate... since that is exactly what the owner got. for talat- i'm jeremy roth. it's almost flu season time. and for those who are scared of needles... you're out of luck.
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news at 4. here going on around the valley. a woman is now behind bars... after police found the body of her boyfriend abandoned near an apartment complex yesterday. 26-year-old "lahtijera howard" is now facing one count of open murder. police found the victim's body near pecos and bonanza, and say his injuries were suspicious. they noticed his car had recently been in a collision, and found that the car was also registered to howard. she was in the apartment complex, and police arrested her. police did not say
talks of a plea deal are pushing off a trial in the case of a former animal control supervisor, accused of illegally killing dogs at the boulder city animal shelter. mary jo frazier's trial was set to start next week. instead, her attorney decided to meet again with the judge on october fourth. in march, frazier pleaded not guilty to two felony animal cruelty charges. if convicted, she could spend up to eight years in prison. frazier is currently living in oregon where she moved after police began investigating the more than 90 animals euthanized in one year... without a required five-day waiting period and vet exam. a conference today highlighted the potential of recreational medical marijuana revitalizing our local economy. "were really focusing on expanding our business and creating more jobs for nevadans and really that diversity in bringing more people into the workforce here for us to thrive" dispensary owners and employees spoke on the cannabis industry and its importance
jobs would be created annually if question two is adopted by voters. this event was held at the thrive medical marijuana dispensary. many parents rely on the "flu mist" for a vaccine... so their children don't have to be afraid of a needle. but now... the c- d-c says the flu- mist is no longer effective. the mist was sprayed in a child's nose. health officials say parents should plan on getting a traditional shot this year for their kids. the american academy of pediatrics suggests everyone at least six months old get this shot by october... for this year's flu season. "back to school" means "back to the doctor" for many families. schools are a breeding ground for germs... and elementary-aged children contract a cold an average of eight to 12 times per school year! the c-d-c says some of the worst hot zones for germs are water fountains. they are dirtier than toilet seats because they aren't disinfected as often. and cafeteria trays aren't much better... they are not always wiped between meals. making sure kids
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and now... professional clowns are angry about the bad press. this story made national headlines... especially since these bad clowns are still on the run. people who play clowns for a living are worried this story will hurt business and are speaking out. a clown who goes by "sir toony van dukes" told the new york times, quote: "i wonder how the reporting on this story would go if instead of clowns, people were dressing up as aliens, witches, zombies, or doctors?" he went on to say professional clowns wk to protect their image and not frighten people. of course police in both states are aggressively looking for anyone who tries to lure a child... costume or not. some shoppers were less than impressed with a florida walmart's tribute to the nine-11 attacks... made from coca cola products. take a look at this display. a shopper posted this picture to twitter, and it spread quickly. a walmart spokesman says coca cola usually discusses display ideas with walmart... but this time, the
store management. coca cola says the display was meant to honor local firefighters. the company chose to take the display down. there is a seven story office building in the midwest on sale for seven million dollars. but there are two major reasons it hasn't sold.... it is not close to a city... and it is shaped like a basket. this building was designed for home-goods company "lonaberger". it cost 32 million dollars to build... so the buyer would get a major discount. located 40 miles outside columbus, ohio. people can see it from miles away, and it is a popular spot to take pictures. the building's seller says the inside is not basket-themed, and it will take a special buyer to take it on. apple announces
fans are wondering if they should hold off until next year to get the latest and greatest. we'll look at how far these popular products have come. not everyone is turning in their samsung phones... after reports of batteries exploding! why air officials might have some problems banning these fire hazards from planes. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
twenty five thousand jobs. that's how many jobs nevada's created in clean energy. that's how many nevada jobs joe heck puts at risk... when he
votes big oil's way. joe heck's taken hundreds of thousands in big oil money... and voted their way... protecting billions in tax breaks for oil companies. and threatening nevada's solar economy. twenty five thousand nevada jobs at risk. lcv victory fund is responsible for the content... of this advertising. (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
galaxy note seven phones... after the company admitted a few of its phones have exploding batteries. but not everyone is exchanging their phones, and now the f-a-a wants to keep these smartphones off airplanes. aviation officials are coming up with a plan for the note-sevens... and what to do if a passenger has a defective phone. the problem is... the consumer products safety commission hasn't actually recalled the phones... samsung is doing this on its own. so it isn't illegal to sell them, and they can still appear on planes. the f-a-a may start requiring passengers to show t-s-a agents they have the improved phone... so a fire hazard isn't brought onboard a plane. apple took a big risk with making major changes to its new iphone, and called it "courage." but some of its customers are calling it something else. here's cnn's jeanne moos with some of their reactions. if apple has its way, you can kiss your headphone wires goodbye. gone the way... (nats) of the tethered telephone. because the new iphone 7 has no headphone jack.
wireless future.' meet airpods. wired said they look "like a tiny space fisherman hooked your lobes." "priced at just $159" (nats) no more dancing with flopping wires like in the old ipod ads. "are ya ready?" "you want to say goodbye to these things?" "no no i like them." iphone fans of all ages.... "i am gonna miss the headphone jack.' we're resistant. "if it's not broken, just leave it." "i find the wireless a pain in neck cause you gotta charge them.' but the new air pods supply 5 hours of listening on a single charge. those watching the iphone 7 unveiling got a charge out of james corden... (nats) singing carpool karaoke while pretending to transport apple ceo tim cook to the event. presenters extolled everything from longer battery life to better cameras to water resistance
dunk in the toilet...while jokesters mocked apple for its air pods, and created parody products like the apple pencil..."writes on things" "instant recharging". this is no parody, apple introduced two new iphone colors... "here is a second new black. we call it simply "black." wires and headphone jacks..."only 90s kids will remember." "infrared sensors determine when airpod is in your ear. "one more thing to worry about." the apple event ended with a performance by the shy-to-show-her- face sia. (nats) unfortunately we couldn't sia whether or not she was wearing air pods. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. we'll see highs at 100 degrees or a
closed captioning degree or two above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday, then stronger gusts to 30 mph for us on monday and tuesday. we'll see cooler air move in also for monday with a high of 96 degrees. tuesday through thursday our highs will be right around 90 degrees with lows in the upper 60s.
the hand-me- downs. one mother has never told her littlest girl she wears outfits once seen on her sisters. but now that she is six, the time has come! see how this little girl handled the shocking news. i pledge allegiance, to the flag [continues in background] they're bringing drugs, they're brigning
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really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood ncer screenings. congressman heck even threatened to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood.
way... to a massive asteroid. we'll take a look at the launch - from less an hour ago - and the importance behind the mission. and... the money has run out... to pay the pension for a mining union. should the federal government have to bail them out? six-year-old kate from the u-k has long believed her clothes come from a fancy boutique called "l'attic". her mother decided the time had come, to tell kate her clothes were actually hand-me-downs from her sisters. ""l'attic isn't a shop my darling. what is it? it's the attic?
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behind the wheel. plus - how soon before a vote? another meeting among government leaders - weighing the pros and cons of an n-f-l stadium - here in las vegas. this is fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas no school today and no school tomorrow for students and staff at a junior high school closed because of mercury exposure. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. the ordeal started just after 11 yesterday because of student who brought it on campus... and tonight it is still not over. our team coverage includes the decontamination process-- what is still being done at the school-- the headache for parents-- and the communication -- or perhaps lack thereof-- that they received from the district. fox5's eric hilt will explain more of that in a moment... but we begin with live coverage from fox5's adam herbets. hat we're looking at today is the most calm this campus has been
parents were mad. the kids were tired. they were supposed to be off at about 3:00 pm... but the screenings didn't finish until about 5:00 am.... and that was shocking to a lot of people just because thats so extreme, but also because at first the school district came out and said. this is no big deal. th amount of mercury that got spilled. the kids will get out on time. dont worry. its just as if a thermometer broke... no problem. well, it ended up being a big problem. 9 student, 3 administrators were exposed, theyre going to be okay... but now the fire department is saying this is the biggest exposure they have ever seen in the history of las vegas. that sounds a little bit bigger than a broken thermometer... and as kids got out, they told us about the rumors they have been hearing about how