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live from las vegas it's time for fox5 news at 11. closed captioning will resume shortly and a proposal still in the works for an n-f-l stadium in las vegas... and much discussion surrounds the 750-million dollars of public funding. we'll tell you how much of a hike hotels on the strip could see. this is fox5 news at 11. local las vegas. for a second day -- classes were canceled at walter johnson junior high school... as hazmat crews work to decontaminate the school from a mercury exposure. class is also canceled tomorrow. this is video from last night... as hundreds of parents wait for their kids -- who were kept inside the school for several hours. you can see some parents sleeping on the floor... sitting on chairs...
coming out of the school barefoot. some students weren't released until five a-m. today -- parents were invited to an informational open house at a nearby school. but -- many parents tell us they're still frustrated... and looking for answers. fox five's miguel martinez-valle joins us live with parent reaction. nat"you wouldn't release the levels to parent so how do we know that nat"you wouldn't release the levels to parent so how do we know that they were safe" "nat of other question yelling" "nat of people yelling about wanting to talk to someone else" its been called the largest contamination incident in clark county fire departments history..,
there were a lot of questions and concerns tania babajan "what about my house i have two little kids who don't go to school what if they got contaminated" tania and viro babajan's son was one of 9 contaminated... he played with mercury he found under the school bleachers on tuesday... a day before the hazmat lockdown. viro babajan " he got a headache and diariah its been three days... so i need my house checked out, i have three days" they came to the open house looking fo tania babajan "you don't know whom to talk to you don't know what's the law where to go who do i ask what to do" answers county officials don't have... nat " what you do is contact the school they'll take down the info and contact the epa" were now hearing kids touched some mercury as early as friday... we still dont know how much nat: "i mean what are their cleanup duties how come nobody ever saw this" candice jimenez "i want to find out how much was it
told about it. why are they in trouble for their actions because obviously this happened friday but none of us found out till yesterday" and while many parents left tonight with as many questions as they came with... the county and epa are focusing on health before anything else... randy nattis "we have to figure out what's important we have to prioritize our things now it's human health is priority when it happened how it happened is kinda low on my radar it's not even on my
mercury occurs natually in the earth... but is poisonous to humans. fish are usually the main culprit to humans when it comes to mercury exposure. in t 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 absorbed by the body... and can harm the brain... lungs... heart... kidneys... and immune system. we could be a step closer to getting our own n-f-l stadium in las vegas -- which could be home to the raiders. proponents of the n-f-l stadium discussed a
billion dollar project. most of the discussion focused on the public funding. they're not budging on their request for 750- million dollars in hotel tax dollars... and don't want to return any profits to the public. developers say locals do not have to worry... because the money would be financed through a hotel room tax. financial analyst jeremy aguero says visitors would see a small hike for hotels on the strip... and even smaller hike for hotels within 25 miles of the stadium... and no tax for hotels outside that radius. a local labor union says they're excited about the project creating jobs. we want to be part of it. excited to be part of new era of las vegs moving to stadium for whole team and stuff like that." "lets build it were ready for it. ya know." no decision was made today... but the committee could finalize a recommendation for the legislature next week.
las vegas sands want to prepare their pitch for the n-f-l's consideration. we want to know your thoughts about the n-f-l stadium. head to our website fox five vegas dot com... to answer a new poll. "do you support partial public funding for the proposed n-f-l stadium?". it's located on the news page. bail is set to one- point-62 million dollars -- for the homicide suspect who escaped from north las vegas police custody on friday. this bringth total bail for alonso perez up to one-point-seven million dollars, for charges in two cities. police released this video yesterday of that escape. they say alonso perez broke a set of handcuffs... climbed a chair... and got out through the roof of the building. a court date is set for september 22-nd. perez was orginally arrested august 27. police say he shot a man outside a mcdonalds... after the victim didn't hold the door for
a woman is arrested after police found her boyfriend's body near an apartment complex. 26-year-old "lahtijera howard" now faces one count of open murder. police say her boyfriend's body was found yesterday afternoon near bonanza and pecos. his injuries were suspicious. investigators found out the victim's car had been in a collision... and that it was registered to howard. she lived with her boyfriend in the complex... and was taken into custody. police have not said how the victim died. we've heard stories about the samsung galaxy note sevens exploding. now -- one man claims the smartphone destroyed his car. "it was very surprising to me how quick the dash caught on fire. once it got the dash the airbags started exploding. what he says he was doing with the phone -- when it exploded... and how the company responded when he made them aware of what happened. second star to the right... and straight on 'til 50! "star trek" celebrates its 50- th anniversary. how the show is
the chef-inspired panini collection from subway is grilled right before your eyes, in our new panini press. but...let's start at the beginning the new salami caprese panini starts with genoa salami, thick-sliced fresh mozzarella, creamy pesto, and italian bread. then it's pressed and grilled to cinematic perfection to get a golden brown crust and meld the flavors in melted cheese. oh, here's the best part. the new chef-inspired now playing at subway. wells fargo says it has fired more than five- thousand employees over the last few years because of
accounts. california and federal regulators fined the bank 185- million dollars. they say employees created phony pin numbers and fake email addresses to enroll customers in online banking services. the accounts earned the bank unwarranted fees... and allowed wells fargos employees to boost their sales. wells fargo says they'll compensate customers who had to pay fees or charge for the accounts. the federal aviation administration warns travelers about using samsung galaxy planes. the f-a-a urges passengers to not turn on these devices or charge them while on a flight. this comes a week after samsung issued a recall about their galaxy note seven. the smartphones went on sale three weeks ago. the f-a-a says the note seven should not be placed in checked baggage either. the device is being recalled for having batteries at risk of catching fire and exploding. more than 35 incidents have been reported... including a florida man who claims his jeep was engulfed
shows us how it happened. dornacher says: "it was very surprising to me how quick the dash caught on fire. once it got the dash the airbags started exploding. wasn't a regular vehicle to me i'd done a lot of modifications to it and really enjoyed this vehicle." it's hard for st. pete's nathan dornacher to see his family's beloved jeep like this. it's even harder - when you consider what sparked it. dornacher says: "that's the last thought in my head a brand new device something as simple as a phone is going tour car, my house or hurt a family member." that phone one of thesea samsung galaxy note 7one of the newest to hit the market. dornacher says: "i converted from apple phones back when some of the first note were out had every new note since then." it was charging in the suv when it blew up like a ticking time bombhe'd only had it 4 days. dornacher says: "i dont think i'm going
my house." he says he's gotten the run-around from the manufacturerand wasn't aware of the recall. officially, the company says there have only been a small number of battery cell issues..35 as of september 1st. samsung has stopped selling the phone and is offering replacements....sayi ng "the safety and satisfaction of our customers is samsung's top priority" dornacher says: "was enjoying it - was enjoying up until this point." he knows he's lucky no one was hurtincluding his 8 year old daughterwho often had the phone in her tiny hands now fox5 weather 24..7. with chief meteorologist ted pretty we'll see highs at 100 degrees or a degree or two above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with
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. we'll see highs at 100 degrees or a degree or two above friday through the weekend. afternoon southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday, then stronger gusts to
"what is aleppo?" this morning -- libertarian presidential nominee gary johnson was asked that question about syria on m-s-n-b-c. jeanne moos shows us how other presidential candidates have made similar mistakes. we dare you to try and look away even if you've seen it ten times already. ( msnbc anchor ) "what would you do if you were elected about aleppo?" ( gary johnson ) "...and what is aleppo?" ( msnbc anchor ) "you're kidding?"
"no." it instantly gave birth to #what is aleppo. granted, 11 out of 14 people we asked on the street. ( woman on street ) "what's aleppo? i wouldn't know." couldn't identify the syrian city at the epicenter of the refugee crisis. ( reporter ) "what is aleppo?" ( man on street ) "i have no idea." ( man on street ) "i don't know, but i know the libertarian candidate got it wrong, and i don't know it either." ( woman on street ) "one of those animals?" ( reporter ) "not an animal." speaking of animals, someone tweeted, "donald trump probably wouldn't kn between aleppo and alpo." ( jeannie moos / reporter ) "...but when you're criticizing someone for screwing up, you better be sure you don't screw up yourself." a former u-s ambassador to iraq called libertarian johnson, "aleppo johnson," then proceeded to mischaracterize aleppo. ( christopher hill / former u-s ambassador to iraq ) "...the capital of isis." actually the isis capital is raqqa not aleppo. the new york times made the same
correction to the correction. candidates hate what they consider to be "gotcha" questions, though then-governor bush gave as good as he gotcha. ( reporter ) "can you name the president of chechnya?" ( george w. bush ) "no, can you?" ...but what happened to johnson wasn't a "gotcha," it was more like what happened to sarah palin. ( anchor ) "do you agree with the bush doctrine?" ( sarah palin ) "in what respect, charlie?" ...and when herman cain was asked if he agreed with president obama on libya. ( herman cain ) "ok. libya." the silence was deafening. ( herman cain ) "i got all this stuff twirling around in my head." what wasn't twir perry's head was the third department he would eliminate... ( rick perry ) "...and what's the third one there? let's see." gary johnson said he first thought "aleppo" was an acronym. "i blanked." ...but trying to guess could be worse. ( woman on street ) "would it be a disease?" one tweet framed johnson's gaffe as if it were jeopardy. "a three-word sentence meaning 'end of campaign.' johnson: 'what is aleppo?' trebek, sighing, 'that is correct, gary.'" jeanne moos, cnn... ( gary johnson ) "...and what is
...new york u-f-c fighter nate diaz found himself in some controversy... diaz found himself in some controversy... after vaping right after a fight here in las vegas. but now -- he may be in the clear... at least from one agency. plus... it can be a hassle to carry your helmet when you're just renting a bike. what a company has created to make it more convenient... especially when and download our free fox five app for the latest breaking news... weather... and
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conference here in las vegas. ""what exactly are you, for the record, smoking? this is tru, the tru company, cbd. it helps with the healing process and inflamation and stuff. " the nevada state athletic commission will not give diaz a penalty for using the vape pen... since it happened after the fight. but -- he may still be penalized by the united states anti-doping agency and the u-f-c. the official rules state cannibis cannot be used six hours before or after a fight. diaz has never failed a pre or post drug test during his 12-year fighting career. former n-f-l quarterback tim tebow has been signed to a minor league contract with the new york mets. the 29-year-old will start his professional baseball career in the mets instructional league in port saint lucie, florida. tebow won the 2007 heisman trophy at the university of florida. during his career
played for the broncos and jets... then joined the patriots and eagles in the preseason last year. and amazon wants to make sure football fans have everything they need on game day! they're teaming up with the san francisco 49-ers for a delivery service. fans tailgating at levi's stadium can make orders for food... drinks.... and other items from the online retail site. then -- the orders will be delivered right to the parking lot in an hour or less. the service is available to members -- who pay an annual subscription fee. bike-sharing is booming around the country... but there's not always an easy way to carry a helmet. well -- one company has changed that. "eco helmet" has created a foldable bike helmet out of paper -- and coated with based wax to make it waterproof. the invention was designed to be bought from a vending machine at a bike-sharing station. the helmet is said to withstand the impact of ten pounds of weight droopped on it from three feet. it does not meet
the company hopes to change that soon. a show has boldy gone where no show has gone before. "star trek" turns fifty years old today. how it continues to leave an impact on fans... and we have from some of the cast about the show's success. plus... if you want to join the circus -- this might be your chance. what it takes to audition for the ringmaster of "ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus"... and how much time is left to
into five more t-v shows and thirteen big screen films. actor william shatner -- who played captain james kirk -- told c-n-n he didn't think the series would become so successful. "no more than you and i saying this interview would be so special. that 50 years theyll hold it as exampe of great interview. does that sound a little far-fetched? i think impossibility. and thats what we thought. if you suggested we would be talking about star trek if suggested back then we would consider them slightly addled." las vegas is home to the annual star trek convention at the rio. there was also a long-running star trek experience at the westgate... formerly known as the hilton.
rock band "the rolling stones" will be satisfied with this announcement. the group says they're adding another show in las vegas. "i cant go no satisfaction. im about to get some satisfaction. you got to get some satisfaction..." a sold-out show is already planned for october 19-th at the t-mobile arena. today -- the stones added a second and final show on october 22-nd. tickets for that show go on sale next friday. the search is on for the next ringmaster of the "ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus "and now a man ferocious feline introducing the king of the jungle. yells." that's a look at one of the auditions. hundreds of hopefuls tried out for the top spot here in las vegas. each person had to sing two songs in front of a group of circus directors. the company is looking for someone engaging... contemporary... and energetic. circus directors say it's not an easy decision as