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tv   FOX5 News This Morning  FOX  September 9, 2016 4:00am-4:30am PDT

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live from las vegas, fox5 news this morning starts now classes are cancelled again at a local middle school following a mercury spill. what emergency response teams are doing today to make sure nobody else gets exposed. another meeting over the proposed n-f-l stadium gets heated. why proponents now pushing to keep any potential profits from the public. las vegas' first bike share program debuts this fall. a sneak peek at the new option to get around town. good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning.
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with a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. triple digit temperatures return the next few days as a ridge holds on bringing us quiet weather until sunday afternoon. a low meandering off the california coast will shift creating breezy conditions by the afternoon. a trough from the pacific northwest starts to slide down the coastline overnight sunday and that will usher in much cooler temperatures for our area beginning monday. the uv index for friday is 8 or very high. (students names called out)
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(students names called out) emergency response teams are working around the clock to clear away a mercury spill at walter johnson junior high school. classes are cancelled again for a second day. this scene started
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after a teacher alerted school administrators that a student was playing with the substance. that's when things got serious. the school was placed on lockdown... with more than a thousand students still inside. 9 students and 3 administrators were initally exposed to the substance. in all, more than 12-hundred students were checked for mercury exposure. finally... 17 hours later the final student was released to their anxious parents. we're learning the students may have been exposed to the mercury sooner than initially thought. last night enraged parents demanded an explanation from the school district about its response to the incident. fox5's miguel martinez-valle spoke with parents who still say they aren't getting any answers.
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county fire departments history.., so naturally 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 for answers 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 what staff were told about it. why
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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 radar it's not my job" miguel martinez valle fox5 news local las vegas>> if your child is a student at walter johnson and you think they may have been exposed... you are being asked to put the clothing they wore that day in a bag and bring it to the school today. the items will be tested this weekend. 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 the body -- it acts as a neurotoxin -- which interferes with the brain and nervous system. as a liquid -- it is
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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. in world news, north korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear warhead. this is the fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test so far. in italy... a cat was just recovered from the debris of last month's deadly earthquake that rock the cat only suffered a fractured jaw. since the quake hit two weeks ago firefighters have rescued more than 900 animals. almost 300 people lost their lives in the devastation. here at home... the homicide suspect who escaped from north las vegas police last week is being held on one-point-seven million dollars bail. police just released this video of alonso perez's escape. they say perez broke his handcuffs before
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climb through the ceiling and out of the roof of the building. perez was located and taken into custody tuesday night. perez was orginally arrested on august 27. police say he shot a man outside a valley mcdonald's... after the victim didn't hold the door for perez' girlfriend. a court date is set for september 22-nd. a woman is in jail, accused of killing her boyfriend at the couple's apartment complex. 26-year-old "lahtijera howard" faces one count of open murder. police say her boyfriend's body wednesday afternoon near bonanza and pecos. authorities believe he may have been hit by a car. investigators say the victim's car appears to have been in some sort of collision. the coroner is still determining how the victim died. the push continues to bring an n-f-l stadium in las vegas. on thursday, an oversight committee met to discuss a proposal for the one-point-nine billion dollar project. most of the discussion focused on the public funding. stadium backers are not budging
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750-million dollars in hotel tax dollars. and don't want to return any profits to the public. if approved, the money would come from a hotel room tax. financial analyst jeremy aguero says the tax would apply to hotels within 25 miles of the stadium. a local labor union says its 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 "lets build it were ready for it. ya know." the committee could finalize a recommendation for the legislature as early as next week. we want to know your thoughts about the proposed 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?" you can find it under the news
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bike-sharing is booming around the country. but its not always easy to lug around that helmet. so one company is changing the game. "eco helmet" has created a foldable bike helmet out of paper. its coated with corn-based wax to make it waterproof. inventors say the helmet can withstand the impact of ten pounds of weight dropped on it from three feet. it does not meet u-s safety standards... but the company hopes to change that soon. las vegas is getting ready to welcome its very first bike sharing service. transit district says the first phase will roll out downtown. the goal is to increase transportation options in the city. "b-cycle" will install the bike share system. it has a huge network across the country they plan to open 18 stations here in las vegas. right now, there is no exact launch date for the service. but we know its close! on monday, the r- t-c tweeted out this photo... showing off the bikes.
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earlier this year to pick 5 bike share stations in the highlighted downtown area. for more info on bike sharing visit the r-t-c's website. a warning from the f-a-a coming up... the popular item now being banned from flights. a coast-to-coast tour is bringing historic planes from world war two to the valley. where you can the family can take a trip
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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, 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 panini collection.
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large crowds in 3 states protest pipeline bismarck, n.d. (ap) -- hundreds of people have gathered in three states in a show of solidarity with protesters trying to halt the construction of the dakota access pipeline that will move oil from north dakota to illinois. the omaha world-herald reports members of four nebraska native american tribes participated in a demonstration in downtown omaha against the to pick 5 bike share stations in the highlighted downtown area. for more info on the r-t-c's website. a warning from the f-a-a coming up... the popular item now being banned from flights. a coast-to-coast tour is bringing historic planes from world war two to the valley. where you and the family can take a trip through time, next. today a federal judge is expected to rule on whether construction on an oil pipeline in the midwest will continue. several native american tribes are opposed to the project, saying it could threaten tribal lands. fox's patricia stark has more on the tribes' request.
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cummings says: "now mainstream is seeing it for the first time because it's time for us to expose ourselves and to be vigilant and to be visible," governor jack dalrymple's move to bring in the national guard comes after clashes between native americans and construction workers. dalrymple says: "i encourage everyone who demonstrates against the dakota access pipeline project to do so in a respectful and lawful way." the standing rock sioux tribe says their land is sacred and would be equivalent to digging up a cemetery. matich says: "if you go up there, it is very hard to leave." the natioal guard however won't be confronting the protesters. dalrymple says: "the guard members will serve in administrative capacities and assi security at traffic points." the governor wants to ensure the peaceful protests don't get out of control. lrymple says: "we are also committed to protecting the constitutional rights of those who want to assemble peacefully and lawfully." (on-cam tag) a u-s district court ruling is expected friday that will determine if construction will continue on the pipeline project... after a temporary stop. in new york,
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now fox weather 24/7 with cassandra jones triple digit temperatures return the next few days as a ridge holds on bringing us quiet weather until sunday afternoon. a low meandering off the california coast will shift creating breezy conditions by the afternoon. a trough from the pacific northwest starts to slide down the coastline overnight sunday and that will usher in much cooler temperatures for our area beginning monday. the uv index for friday is 8 or very high. the f-a-a is warning airline passengers to stop using the samsung galaxy note 7 in-flight
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passengers to stop using the samsung galaxy note 7 in-flight after reports the device can catch fire. the agency says dont put the phone in your checked bags either. the device is being recalled for having batteries that can catch fire and explode. fox's josh cascio spoke with a florida man who says he left his galaxy 7 charging in his jeep before it caught fire, destroying his vehicle.
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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 to burn down my 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 to let another samsung product in my house." he says he's gotten the run-around from the manufacturerand wasn't aware of the recall. officially, the
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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>> vintage aircraft are on display at the henderson executive airport right now. the airport is hosting the "c air force airpower history tour." it's a traveling museum of military jets - dating back to world war two.... among them.... the b-29 superfortress bomber - like the one that dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki - effectively ending the war. guests are able to take a close look at the planes - and learn about history. "it's immense fun but it's also an immense responsibility to psas on american history to people who might not know it or particularly care but america saved the world 75 years ago from a bunch of
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admission is ten dollars for adults and five for kids. the exhibit is open through sunday. the most popular circus in the world is hiring! and the global search for the new ringmaster is making a stop here in las vegas. a look at the wacky auditions, next. a sold out show leads to an encore performance. when you can buy tickets to see the rolling stones in vegas
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satisfaction. im about to get some satisfaction. you got to get some satisfaction..." "the rolling stones" are adding another show here in las vegas. a sold-out show is already planned for october 19-th at the t-mobile arena. so the stones decided to add another show on october 22-nd. tickets go on sale
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the search is on for the next ringmaster of the "ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus extreme". "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. looking for someone engaging... contemporary... and energetic. circus directors say it's not an easy decision because the ringmaster sets the tone for the whole show. "i like tosay being a good ringmaster is kind of has an elemnts of different things part broadway star part newscaster part stunt man it's like willy wonka meets indiana jones. you have to sell the product an dsell the adventure and daring of the acts." the final
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month. they'll head out on tour with the circus for eighteen months. online applications are still being accepted. we have a link on our website at fox five vegas dot com. behind the walls of this beautiful church in chicago circus performers are training for their moment in the spotlight. "aloft aloft" is a circus school where performers... beginners and advanced... train for aerial and circus arts. "we're really lucky because we have some 38 foot points here which is almost unheard of in any circus school in the united states." some of the trainers are world-class performers. the school offers classes in trapeze, trampoline, pole acrobats and so much more. next stop... bennu!
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launched a bold new mission in outer space. what they hope to bring back to earth. senator harry reid receives a personal invitation to the white house. what he will be discussing with president obama
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say about his father's latest controversial comments. emergency response teams continues to mop up a mercury spill at a local middle school where more than a thousand students were quarantined for almost a day. schools are breeding grounds for germs. how your child can avoid getting the "back to school bug." 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...
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triple digit temperatures return the next few days as a ridge holds on bringing us quiet weather until sunday afternoon. a low meandering off the california coast will shift creating breezy conditions by the afternoon. a trough from the pacific northwest starts to slide down the coastline overnight sunday and that will usher in much cooler temperatures for our area beginning monday. the uv index for friday is 8 or very high. good morning.

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