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watched at all times. a person is dead - after a shooting in the east valley. it happened this morning - on sierra vista - near desert inn and maryland parkway. a person was found wounded - taken to u-m-c... and declared dead. police did not immediately detain anyone in the incident. no word yet on what led up to the gunfire. the clark county school district.... is defending its actions... following a school lockdown this week. "that night, parents if they were signed up for our internet portal they got 5 different messages that eveninig giving them information.at a an hour to an hour and half apart that evening.until the last student was picked up. " students were kept overnight... wednesday - to be checked and cleared after mecury was found at walter johnson junior high. classes at the school have been cancelled for the past two days. last night - parents showed their frustration at a public open- house to address concerns. some say they wanted to see more direct involvement and comunication
"the forum we tried yestereday was recommended by the epa to allow parents in to have individual questions answered insead of being frustrated in a large group setting and not getting questions answered. " the superintendent promised the school district would make personal phone calls to upset parents today. back in 2003 in northern nevada back-- a student brought dental mercury on a bus and on campus. hazmat teams had to strip down more than 70 kids exposed to mercurat lu middle school in gardnerville. their clothes had such high concentrations even months later... they were never given back and had to be destroyed. a firefighter who recalled the incident told us it left parents there angry as well... and caused what he said was a lot of bad feelings in the community. "there were negative feelings towards us on the fire department there's always experts i'm a hazardous materials technician myself...
dealing with hazmat came out in public meetings and said we were all idiots and spent a bunch of money we didn't need to and mercury is harmless, etcetera. " a custodian at the school mistakenly poured the mercury down the sink. that required them to rip up the entire bathroom to replace the pipes. a bus also had to be taken out of commission for decontamination. that spill cost 100-thousand dollars. charges were brought against the boy in the juvenile court. a unanimous vote today... from a state legislative committee to move forward with a plan - to reorganize the clark county school 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. they will hold meetings and decide on a budget for the school. today's vote - came after months of debate - discussions - and forums. "until the final vote was taken today it
time to move froward, and very quickly" the amount of money going to each school will be decided by the school district. administrators will use a formula based on the number of kids at each school... and schools with more special needs students, gifted students, english as a second language students or students in poverty would get more money. you can stay up- to-date... with fox five using your mobile device. just head to fox five vegas dot com... and download our app. it's the best resource... for weather... and traffic. an about-face.... by facebook. why the social media giant is modifying its policy... on nudity. and - why playing "pokemon go"... suddenly got a whole lot easier. this is fox5 news at 5:30, your only choice for live local news right now
revising its rules on naked photos. the social media network says it will now allow postings of an iconic 1972 picture - showing a young girl running from a napalm attack in vietnam. protests started last month after facebook deleted the pulitzer prize-winning image from a norwegian author's page - saying it violated nudity. as others posted the image in protest - facebook deleted those too. initially - the company stood by its decision - then reversed it stance - because of the historic imortance of the image. you can now play pokemon go without having to stare at your phone. nintendo and the pokemon company are releasing "pokemon go plus". it goes on sale in most countries september 16. "pokemon go plus" looks like a watch and connects to a
the announcement didn't mention the price of the device in the u.s. apple revealed on wednesday that pokemon go will be available on apple watch later this year. should victims of nine-eleven... be allowed to sue saudi arabia? a new bill is encouraging the idea. why the white house will likely veto it. "there's less than two months to go before the election ...and it's looking more and more like the presidential race may go down to the wire ... i'm joel waldman in washington and i'll have details on story, straight ahead." your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next this is fox5 news at 5:30, your only
the world is reacing - to what appears to be the latest nuclear weapons test - by north korea. an explosion registered as a five-point-three magnitude earthquake in north korea. "(korean news anchor)" north korea broadcast a very excited announcer on its state-run media... delivering news of what is believed to be the country's fifth nuclear test and the largest one yet. pyongyanno claims to have standardized a nuclear warhead they can mount to ballistic missiles. "they are not doing these things to, quote, 'get attention' or to 'be provocative.' this is a military testing program that they have." u-s military is joining japan - to test for radiation. the state department says it is monitoring the situation. there are now less than two months to go before the general election and it appears the race between donald trump and hillary clinton is tightening - especially in key battleground
joel waldman has more from washington. donald trump appears to be making a comeback, especially in some crucial battleground states. a new quinnipiac university poll shows trump leading in ohio, while tied with hillary clinton in florida, the democratic nominee remains ahead by low single digits in pennsylvania and north carolina. stirewalt says: "the good news for donald trump is he can't be president if he can't win florida and ohio, and he's back in contention in both states." clinton's numbers suffering, in part, because of her ongoing private email scandal. top house republicans now asking the justice department to investigate whether clinton, her lawyers, or a computer expert, who was granted immunity according to a new york times report, obstructed justice when the emails were deleted back in march 2015, despite an order to preserve the documents. gowdy says: "it looks like they gave immunity to the very person you would most want to prosecute. the person who destroyed official
after there was a subpoena and after there was a preservation order." long-time clinton ally, lanny davis, coming to the defense of the former secretary of state, arguing the fbi has already investigated the case, clearing clinton. davis says: "it is ironic that a republican chairman of a house committee criticizes the integrity of the fbi, then goes on to quote fbi director comey when it suits his purposes." waldman says (oncam tag): "hillary clinton remains focused on national security issues today ... meeting with bi- partisan military leaders in new york ...as the number of former generals and admirals backing her has grown to 110. in washington, joel waldman, fox news." hillary clinton will be back in las vegas on wednesday for a campaign event that will focus on her jobs plan. details on a time and location have not been released. libertarian presidential nominee - gary johnson is still feeling the heat for asking "what's aleppo?" - when asked about the
interview. johnson's running mate - william weld - says johnson was caught off guard by the question. "there's no denying it's quite a moment on television. i think gary just didn't realize the context was syria or geography." "i suppose we're going to have to wait and see whether people think that not picking up on the name of a town in syria is a mortal sin." earlier this week - former g-o-p presidential nominee mitt romney tweated... - quote - "i hope voters get to see former gop governorga johnson and bill weld on the debate stages this fall." sunday marks 15 years since the 9- 11 terror attacks. to mark the tragedy... members of congress gathered to sing "god bless america" on the capitol steps. from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam... house members have also sent president obama a bipartisan measure that would let families
the attack sue the government of saudi arabia. the white house has indicated the president will veto it - warning that it could lead to lawsuits from foreign countries against the united states. ceremonies commemorating that tragic day were held in new york - as well as washington d-c meanwhile - as steve nannes reports - new polls show americans are increasingly worried about a terro threat - during this weekend's anniversary. gathering on the steps of the u.s. capitol, (rep. paul ryan, (r) house speaker) we that terrible day. at the pentagon, (robert o. work, deputy secretary of defense) it's an anniversary that brings forth a wide range of emotions for many of us. on the streets of new york, and in new york city's one world trade center, (sec. jeh johnson, homeland security) on each 9/11, each year we look back and reflect. official ceremonies to honor the victims and remember the events of september 11, 2001. (loretta lynch, us attorney general) the passage of time has not dimmed the memory of those that we lost. it has not erased from our minds the many
that brought light into that dark day. but a new cnn/orc poll shows that americans are increasingly worried that this anniversary may be a potential target for acts of terrorism. 50-percent saying they believe an act of terrorism is at least somewhat likely to happen in the u.s. around this year's anniversary. that's an increase from the 39-percent who felt that way around the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011. fears that government officials ac real (loretta lynch, us attorney general) we continue to stand vigilant against all of those who seek to do our nation and its ideals, and it's people harm. but they say americans must try to look beyond those fears. (rep. nancy pelosi, (d) california) 9/11 does not belong to fear, it belongs to courage. it belongs to compassion. (sec. jeh johnson, homeland security) terrorism cannot prevail if we refuse to be terrorized. in washington, i'm steve nannes. in what is now an annual tradition - the victims' names
ceremony at the national september 11 memorial and museum in new york sunday. there will be six pauses at the event to mark the exact moment of the four attacks and the time each tower fell. 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 tuesday. the average high for the weekend is 96 degrees, then down to 95 for most of
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 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
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some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at six. earlier this week -- hundreds of i-t-t tech students were left in limbo after a nationwide closure. the option students have in las vegas -- to finish their education. and samsung just can't seem to catch a break. now -- a federal agency is weighing in on the galaxy note seven. what they're urging owners of the phone to do. we've heard stories of clowns trying to lure kids into the woods in north and south carolina. now -- there may be some sightings on the west coast. where residents say they spotted a clown -- in a prison jumpsuit. colorado governor - john hickenlooper - literally goes over the edge for a good cause. he repelled down a skyscraper in denver - to raise money for a cancer charity. "go broncos! " sure - it may not have been the
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live from las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. parents still feeling frustrated... after a mercury contamination at walter johnson junior high. now -- we hear from the superintendent of the clark county school district about the investigation. a hit-and-run driver still on the run nearly five months later... but the victim's family says he's been active on social media. where they believe the man responsible is vacationing. hundreds of students from i- t-t techincal institute have to put their degrees on hold... after a sudden nationwide closure. now... c-s-n says they can help. what's being offered at their campuses... so students can get back on track. this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas the superintendent of the clark county school district breaks the silence... after a mercury exposure at walter johnson