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the day today, they've been asking any parents who might be concerned to bring in their kids clothes to get them screened. nats/ there was no information given! that is why we are here! this meeting was supposed to make people feel better... and, that didn't happen. especially because for the first time, investigators found out the problem might have been around a lot longer than they thought. nats/ why did you allow the kids back to school on wednesday if the spill happened on tuesday? nats/ this is -- this is wrong. (butto) nats/ i am here to tell you that this did not happen on tuesday. he touched it on friday. oh. thank you. nats/ why are they not here talking to us?! snes/ i'd like to thank you all for being here today in the middle of this challenging situation here at johnson middle school. well -- the
finally talking now -- not to parents at that meeting... but to our cameras, the next day. nats/ why do we have to watch the news?! snes/ we understand the frustration. we're equally as frustrated because we don't have the answers to the questions that they are putting out there. he says, they're in the process of making personal calls to parents... but at this point he says people need to be patient. nats/ hold on! hold on! that's a tough sell for a lot of parents who feel like they've been left in cold, and in the dark these past few days. every parent has a right to be angry, but they also have a right to listen to explanations and trying to understand how we don't all have the information to the questions that they're asking right now. the e-p-a is just trying to keep everyone calm... even though it's not scientifically possible to prove when the mercury on campus. epa/ we have a lot of training. unfortunately this is probably my 10th one doing it in elementary schools and middle schools.
nevada has had its share of incidents involving mercury and kids. a spill at a school happened back in 2003 in gardnerville. according to firefighters there... a boy brought four lipstick-sized vials of dental mercury to "pau-wa-lu middle school." investigators say the boy shared the mercury with kids on the bus and in the locker room. the epa says a total of 61 kids came in four classrooms came in direct contact with the mercury.... but the way the fire department's hazmat team dealt with decontaminating those kids was very different from the protocol at
high school. "the students were separated by sex our female firefighters and officers were able to basically strip them naked, decon them, take all of their clothing and personal property cell phones backpacks, tennis shoes gym clothes all of those items were placed into special bags and taken away from them. " the kids were then wrapped in blan on a bus to a fairgrounds about four miles away where their parents were able to pick them up. the school was closed for four days, and it cost 100 thousand dollars to clean it up. and it turns out... it isn't too hard to get ahold of mercury. coming up at five... we're going to show you how easily kids can buy it online. there's a big change coming to the clark county school district... the clark county school district... today lawmakers voted to give more
and work to reorganize the nation's fifth largest school district starts now. fox5's eric hilt was at that meeting and joins us here in the studio to break down what will happen with the district. the new plan will work like this... --each individual school will set up a volunteer board... --that board will be made up of teachers, parents, support staff and even a student. --it's that board that will hold meetings and decide on a budget for the school. the plan was approved unanimouy, there are still some worries. nats -- all in favor? "aye" and just like that -- after months of debates, forums, discussions and questions -- the nation's fifth largest school district will undergo a big change. "until the final vote was taken today it wasn't time to move forward, now it is time to move froward, and quickly" this afternoon, a 12 member
approved the ccsd reorganization plan, which will take power from the district and give it to individual schools. "it's taking it from a top down model, to a bottom up model" a model that ccsd superintendent pat skorkowsky says will require work from the district -- and involvement from the parents. "hopefully the parents will notice the openness that schools will be getting into and will make sure that they're getting involved and getting engaged in their child's work. they dont have to be an organizational team member to be engaged in their child's school" after nearly three hours of discussion -- the vote was unanimous...but doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of concerns. lawmakers said they're worried about how open the volunteer board meetings will be, how schools would get parents involved in the school and even the process about how we got to this vote. the plan will be implemented by the 2017 school year but --- says schools will need to know thier budgets by mid- january so work on getting the
starts immediately. how will the district decide how much money schools get? the district will decide how much each school gets based on how many students there are at the school. it would be a weighted amount...so schools with special needs students, gifted students, english as a second language students and students in poverty would get more money. police are looking for a gunman they say shot a man this morning, then took off. this happened near desert inn and maryland parkway. witnesses told metro two men were arguing in an apartment complex courtyard, possibly over money. police say one of
shot the other man. he was rushed to sunrise trauma, where he died. police believe the men knew each other before the shooting... but they don't have many details on the suspect they are looking for. if you have information that can help police, call crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. toss to weather weekend heat with us saturday and sunday afternoons with 102 expected
mid 90s monday, then highs around 90 degrees through the end of the week. southwest gusts begin on sunday to 25 mph, then to 30 mph for monday and tuesday. the average high for the weekend is 96 degrees, then down to 95 for most of next week. a protest is starting to form near the bellagio... over the dakota pipeline project. you're taking a
are expected to turn out to this protest, which will go until seven tonight. right now,there are about 30 to 40 of them, along with some metro police officers. this afternoon... a u-s judge denied a request to halt construction on this controversial pipeline in north dakota. more than 200 native american tribes are opposed to this project... because it passes near lands that are considered sacred. the world will remember the events of nine-11 this weekend. and here i vegas... a beautiful memorial is now on display, thanks to caring volunteers. we'll show you this huge tribute that honors every single victim. and get all of your latest headlines and weather alerts with our fox5 app. it's free in mobile
danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. d by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. danny tarkanian's out for himself, not us.
"about 10 seconds of bagpipe nats " the new york police department remembered its members lost on nine-11 today... as well as those who died later from illnesses related to the terror attack. sunday marks 15 years since nineteen men hijaacked four u-s planes, and crashed them into the world trade center, the pentagon, and a field outside shanksville, pennsylvania. memorial services are being held around the
here in the valley, an impactful memorial has been set up to remember the nearly three- thousand people killed. fox5's alyssa deitsch shows us how a local cemetary is remembering each life lost with a field of flags. the healing field is a field of american flags.... 2,996 of them. each one represents a victim of 9/11. the general manager at palm northwest is here. a memorial service will be held on september 11th at are available for purchase, along with several items in a silent auction that will end on september 11th. proceeds will benefit the firefighters of southern nevada burn foundation, supporting our local heroes and the work they do for our community. please join us for this remembrance of those fallen. the flags will be out here until the 16th... so if you can't make
now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty weekend heat with us saturday and sunday afternoons with 102 expected both days. we'll drop down to the mid 90s monday, then highs around 90 degrees through the end of the week. southwest gusts begin on sunday to 25 mph, then to 30 mph for monday and
let's start with a man who had a very serious problem... everytime he rolled his kayak... it spilled his beer... so guess what this guy did?? he used his fermented brain to figure it out. here's my man zet... yes his name is zet... watch what he does... he simply rolls over... puts the beer on top... switches hands... and rolls back up... not one drop of his beer is spilled... a lesser person may have quit... but not zet... he is truly a great man. legalized pot is spreading across america... and it's not just humans who are smoking those fatties... look who else we caught in the act. a spider... a stoner spider... some spiders catch bugs... this one is catching a buzz... here's the story
some guy was smoking a joint... flicked it away... and it landed right in this spider's web... of course the curious spider walked over to check it out... and then spent the next 3 days eating doritos and listening to reggae music. let's end this with a salute to shaq... the big man is going into the basketball hall of fame tonight... what makes this even better... shaq's jacket. first of all it's orange... and... it's huge... you could wallpaper an entire bedroom with that thing... shaq wears a 58 long jacket... to put that in perspective... i wear a 42 long... (ad lib from here with maria)
store is holding a sale this weekend. and people are angry... because it seems to make light of september 11 " "having a twin tower sale is the most tasteless thing i've ever heard." " we'll show you the commercial that is infuriating people around the world... and how the manager who put it together is manager who put it together is responding. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bob kidder, owner, new england shirt company: this factory
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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 for the second half of fox5 news at 4. here are some of your national headlines. an ohio police department is photograph... to show the dangers of heroin. we want to warn you, this may be disturbing. a man and woman are passed out in the front seat with their toddler in the back seat. an east liverpool officer says he pulled them over when the driver was swerving. the driver told police he was taking the woman to the hospital...before he passed out himself. both adults were arrested and the boy was taken to children's services. police had this to say about those being offened by photo... "the poison known as heroin has taken a strong
just ours...the difference is we are willing to fight this problem until it's gone and if that means we offend a few people along the way we are prepared to deal with that." a texas mattress store posted an ad for its "twin tower" sale. "tasteless" and "offensive" are some of the tamer terms people around the world are using to describe it. take a look: "twin matress sale ad " and now after major backlash... the manager of the store you see here in the ad is responding. she spoke to amanda weber about the threats she and her coworkers have received. (cherise bonanno/
owner) "we are not hate, we are love, we are somebody that stands out, we are miracle mattress, we make miracles happen. and for our lives to be in danger that's... that's not what we ever wanted." cherise bonanno says she didn't realize this 20 second ad would cause the controversy it has (cherise bonanno/ miracle mattress, owner) "it was stupid, it was a stupid idea that we sent out and we apologize for our stupidity and we really hope that you forgive us for what we have done." bonanno says they filmed the ad earlier this week, wanting to get the word out that they would be having a "twin tower" sale for the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks this weekend. but, to many on social media, the concept of the sale was immediately taken as offensive. (jennifer matlock/ san antonio resident) "you don't see people making fun of things that happened at pearl harbor, when, you know, the japanese attacked us, you don't see people making fun of any other war, so why is a terrorist attack on such
(amy duncan/ san antonio resident) "having a twin tower sale is the most tasteless thing i have heard." in the video you see the two piles of mattresses bonanno says they planned to have two towers of mattresses depicting the once standing towers in new york city. (amy duncan/ san antonio resident) "its offensive to everybody, it should be offensive to americans and as an american making the video and especially living in san antonio, i don't know how you could perceive that as not being offensive, but as funny or creative marketing, that's (commercial) "we'll never forget." now miracle mattress says they will donate 30 percent of their sales this weekend to the 9/11 foundation. the owner of miracle mattress, mike bonanno, issued an apology to all of the victims and families of 9/11, saying he was disgusted and incensed by the commercial made by his family member. the store announced it was closing indefinitely today. florida is pulling out the stops to keep the zika virus from spreading in
planes were seen flying over miami beach today. they were spraying a pesticide called naled to help kill the virus. today was the first of four scheduled sprayings. the pesticide has been approved by the e-p-a-- although some are still concerned about it's effects on health and the environment. according to the c-d-c... florida has 596 travel related cases of zika. libertarian presidential nominee gary johnson says he should have known what aleppo was after a flubbed answer on live television. (anchor) "what would you do if you were elected about aleppo?" (gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate) "about?" (anchor) "aleppo." (gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate) "and what is aleppo?" (anchor) "you're kidding?" (gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate) no." (anchor) "aleppo is in syria. it is the epicenter of the refugee crisis." (gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate) okay, got it, got it." after the interview, the governor told a reporter he was frustrated with himself. today he said he's
(gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate) "i'm very aware of the policy and going on the show yesterday and thinking aleppo was an acronym and hey i take complete responsiblity, i'm running for president of the united states - i should've known what he was talking about." johnson said he will surround himself with qualified advisers when he's in the white house. he's been fighting his way up in the polls... trying to garner the required 15- percent to be able to participate in the debates. san francisco is one of the most expensive places to rent a home. but dropping 14 thousand dollars a month on one home may be worth it for fans of one 90's sitcom! hear how you can be a part of this full house! and there may be hope... for college students addicted to their phones. the incentives they can get for free... just for putting them down
facebook is facing a public backlash for censoring history--
and now says it will adjust its photo review process. recently it began suspending accounts that posted an iconic photo from the vietnam war... known as the "napalm girl." it shows a naked nine year old child running down the street after being burned in a napalm attack. facebook removed the photos which prompted letters to ceo mark zuckerberg. a facebook spokesperson said today it recognizes the history and global importance of the photo-- and allow it to be shared, although it will take a few days to go into effect. it can be almost impossible for some college students to put down their phones during class. but one business is rewarding
office depot is teaming up with "pocket points". students lock their phones through the app, and then the app monitors their location. if it sees the student in class, the student will get points. those points can then be redeemed for office depot coupons for school and dorm supplies. other companies like k-f-c and buffalo wild wings are also using pocket points, to reward students. if you have ever wanted to be a member of the tanner family from full house... here's the next best thing. their iconic home in san francisco is available to rent! this 29 hundred square foot home is available for just under 14 thousand dollars a month. the lucky person who gets it must live there at least a year. this home was built in 1883, and was used as the exterior for the "full house" home. all of the interior scenes were shot on a sound stage... which is why the house looks a lot bigger from the inside! our valley's new
over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington. ntent 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
now it's your turn to make the switch. danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. tarkanian was ordered by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. danny tarkanian's out for himself, not us.
up at 5 o'clock. christine maddela joins us from the newsroom with what to look out for. a hit-and-run suspect in a deadly crash - on the run for months - appears to be on vacation. at least according to a new post on facebook. we'll hear what the family of the victim has to say about it. and - with a recent hazmat scare at a valley school.... parents want to know how easy is it... to buy mercury online? plus - will the presidential race be "too close to ll night? we'll look at some key polls that are beginning to tighten - as hillary clinton plans another visit to las vegas. you made it to friday! here's a look at what is going on this weekend. the lucky duck family festival raises money for medically fragile and special needs children. it starts at 10 a-m tomorrow morning and goes until four p-m. you can adopt a duck or a whole flock for a chance to win 250 thousand dollars and a lot of other
the fox5 crew will be there helping out the whole day so please come and say hello! also on saturday is a party for your pup. the city of henderson is hosting it's annual canine swim day from 8 a-m to 1 p-m. doggy swim times are split up by weight...so be sure you're going at the right time. human friends may attend but won't be able to get in the water. there's also another doggy pool party at the boulder city pool! and if all that doesn't wear you out by saturday night... motor speedway is welcoming students on back to school night. nascar drivers will be racing around the track in nine races. some las vegas students will also be behind the wheel competing. gates open at 5 - pm and races follow the opening ceremonies at 7 p-m. a new master planned community in the northwest part of the valley is looking for "fit" residents . skye canyon is using the motto "fit lives here." residents get a gym, junior olympic sized pool, two miles of hiking and biking trails
footsteps from their doorstep. "it's a great place to get to know your neighbor...need a personal trainer, we have those here as well." 90 homes are currently occupied. a total of 9000 homes will fill up the community when construction is done. weekend heat with us saturday and sunday afternoons with 102 expected both days. we'll drop down to the mid 90s monday, then highs around
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various causes. but steve is alive and well, living as a hipster musician in brooklyn. and he also has way too much fun on twitter... his handle is "steve burns alive". he tweeted yesterday, "blues clues turns 20 today and i'm still a little mad about the pants." and "noticing that i'm a little less excited about the mail at 42 than i was at 22." steve has said he left the show, because he was going bald, and he 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 germany, china, or us. and i'm going to make sure it's us. from 500 million solar
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington. for the content of this advertising. its time for fox5 news at 5. "the stress, the fear, i'm shaking, i've got my little one. i don't know what to do!" anger and frustration... from parents who say they've been left in the dark - about a mercury contamination at school. now - the superintendent discusses the role of the school
plus - a unanimous vote to move forward... with a clark county school district breakup. what parents need to know - as the plans continue to take shape. a hit-and-run suspect... escapes arrest for months. now - his vacation photos are showing up online. can police use social media... to track him down? this is fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas parents are still looking for answers - after mercury was found at walter johnson junior high... and now school leaders say, they don't even know when the outbreak started. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. many of those parents - showing their frustration - and making their voices heard at a public information meeting last night. investigators and authorities were there - but some parents tell us there should have been a greater presence from the teachers and the school district. "why are they not here talking to us? why are you talking to us? i want to talk to who keeps our kids safe day in and day out. not
the open-house meeting was at nearby jacobson elementary... and that's when officials learned the mercury might have been on campus since friday. a couple who spoke to fox five said their son was one of nine contaminated. they say he was playing with mercury he found under school bleachers on tuesday... a day before the lockdown. he told us yesterday that he saw whatever it was, the liquid on the floor in the hallway, the sport area, he told the teacher and she said don't worry about it." but he touched it and put his finger on his shirt, and after that, he ate! he had his lunch. he had a honey bun and that's probably why he gets diarrhea and bad headache. the environmental protection agency...first responders... and hazmat crews were called in wednesday. parents waited in the parking lot overnight. they were there for hours, until their kids were cleared