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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
the environmental protection agency responded to at least two other cases in nevada in recent years... one here in las vegas... the other in gardnerville in northern nevada back in 2003. and it wasn't just shoes and backpacks... but also everything the kids were wearing that had to come off... and subsequently be destroyed. a firefighter who worked that incident told us it also caused a public backlash. but he believes they would have been criticized had they gone to the extent they did... to make sure none of the kids tracked mercury back home. "people that aren't particularly well versed in what we have to do in order to manage other people in distress jump very quickly to erroneous conclusions and so i would urge people to think twice before figuring that the fire department, the schools, and the other agencies there to protect
what they're doing and are creating mistakes and problems for everybody." the gardnerville incident cost that small town about 100-thousand dollars. police are still looking for the hit and run driver who killed a father of six back in may. they've named qaadir amin a suspect but he's been on the run since the crash.... and the family wants answers. the victim's family reached out to fox5's abby theodros this week - the amin is out of the country on vacation the stampleys have been monitoring his social media accounts because they want to close this case but theyre worried he's out of the country and wont be coming back anytime soon family showed me - they believe qaadir amin went on vacation to the bahamas. this picture was posted on august 29th with nassau
location. the victims son says they wont get any closure until amin is in police custody clay stampley jr.: it makes me very upset because he's able to travel, get on a plane, and stuff and i dont think everyo ne is taking it seriously like my family is we still have no answers. all my family wants is answers. amin is a suspect in the hit and run crash that killed clay stampley juniors dad. stampley senior was on his way to work when the driver in this gmc yukon ran a red light and hit him so hard... he was thrown out of the truck. the suspect took off. i called north las vegas police to check for an update...and they say the case is still open and theyre aware of
police also told fox5 they understand the family is grieving and they are working diligently to bring them justice dozens are protesting outside the bellagio on the strip... in response to the dakota pipeline project. here's a live look right now. the protest was organized by a southern nevada indian tribe. they're standing in solidarity with demostrations in north dakota against the development of an the standing rock sioux reservation. they say the fight is for human rights... clean water... and respect for native american treaties. we spoke to the organizer of the protest. she says the pipeline is an environmental issue for the tribe and the nation. "we're asking people to stand up in solidarity to let standing rock know were here we support them it isnt only paitute tribute but so many antiona we have lakota crow tribe najavo and it goes on and
organizers say they're passing around petitions for people to sign. more protests will also be planned in the future here in las vegas. the group says they will also travel to north dakota -- for "indigenous peoples day" on october tenth. a huge change is coming to the nation's fifth largest school district... today -- a plan to reorganize the clark county school district was approved... an already starting work to put the plan in place. now instead of the district deciding on school budgets, each individual school will have a volunteer board -- which will set its school's budget. superintendent pat skorkowsky says the change will give parents an opportunity to be more directly involved in their child's school. "they dont have to be an organizational team member to be engaged in your children's school, there's so many levels of engagement right now that parents can look forward
unanimously, but lawmakers had some concerns about how open the volunteer meetings will be and how schools will make sure parents are involved. the amount of money given to each school will be decided by a formula based on the number of students at the school. new at six... the college of southern nevada wants to help hundreds of stranded students from i- t-t technical institute. this comes after i-t-t closed all of its campuses nationwide on tuesday. c-s-n says they're offering customized plans... support services to get students back on track. assigned specialists at all of their campuses will help students effectively transfer... and complete degree programs. c-s-n says because i-t-t tech is not a regionally accredited institution... many credits cannot transfer to c-s-n. but -- some may transfer through the c-s-n non- traditional education review process. we have a link to all this information on fox five vegas dot com.
a federal agency has a warning about the samsung galaxy note seven. what they're urging customers to do with their smartphones... as they work on an official recall of the devices. there's been several clown sightings in north and south carolina... and now a clown in a prison jumpsuit was spotted in arizona! what police say about the recent sighting... that has residents on edge. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next
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live from las vegas. you're watching fox5 news at six. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 6 o'clock. local las vegas. another warning for samsung galaxy note seven users. "turn it off and don't use it." that's the message from a federal safety agency. the "consumer product safety commission" released a
working with samsung to announce an official recall of the phones as soon as possible. this comes a week after samsung halted sales of the phones... due to reports of the batteries exploding or catching fire. the f-a-a also warned travelers to not pack the phone in checked baggage or charge it while on an airplane. you might have heard stories of clowns trying to lure kids into the woods -- in north and south carolina. now -- a clown sighting has been reported in yuma, arizona. chase go reports on why police say there's still very little they can do to stop it. (berto, resident) "i mean it's pretty scary. he doesn't do anything but he's still kind of scary." this photo was posted to facebook on monday. it shows someone biking down fourth avenue wearing a department of corrections jumpsuit and a clown mask. a popular new trend used to scare people around town. (berto, resident) "i mean it's become a trend so i don't know about that...as long as they don't harm anyone."
happening before in yuma -- even with some citizens frightened. (berto, resident) "i'm not a fan of clowns. i hate clowns. i'm really terrified of clowns." police say it is not against the law. (sgt. lori franklin, yuma police dept.) "i don't know why someone would ride around with a clown mask wearing a doc suit but they can. there is nothing against the law saying you can't ride around like that." but what may seem innocent, other states like california and south carolina are having a problem. reports of people dressed as clowns have attempted to lure children into wooded areas. (capt. michael terry, greensboro, sc police dept.) "we at this point so we have to be very cautious about how we approach individuals when we don't have any legal foundation or basis for approaching certain citizens." police say there may not be any danger but to always be cautious. (sgt. lori franklin, yuma police dept.) "you don't know them you don't know their intentions. obviously they are wearing a mask so you can't see their face. so be cautious, don't go up to them. don't approach them. let them go on with their business and let them do what they're doing." (( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief
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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. osed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington.
it was a day full of inspiration and love at clark high school. all thanks to life is beautiful and project 150. "drum circle" three-thousand students spent the day listening to empowering speeches... jamming out in drum circles... and doing yoga. life is beautiful left a permanent mark on the school with a mural on one of the campus walls.
empowerment and the keys to success. "part of the high school experience is the culture at the high school, and here at clark, we really think that it's important to build a culture of love and acceptance and caring, and this just puts an exclamation point to everything that we believe in to begin with. today's event aims to bring hope and inspiration to students... just like the goal of the music festival. "life is beautiful" starts september 23-rd in downtown las vegas. order up! fans of chef gordon ramsay will be served more seasons of and it's looking for the next batch of talent! the hit cooking series will add a 17-th and 18-th season right here on fox. on the show -- chefs have to prove their culinary skills to win a life-changing grand prize. series producers are now looking for chefs and accomplished line cooks -- with several years of experience in professional kitchens. the open casting calls start on monday in los angeles... new york... and atlanta. we have a link which cities will host the casting calls... and how to apply online.
and speaking of food... one dad wants to make sure his little girl eats her lunch everyday at school... and he's found a creative way to motivate her. we'll look at the adorable post-it notes he leaves inside her lunchbox. up next on more access! vegas headliners unite to support a greater cause! tonight how you can get involved with celine dion and criss angel to help find a cure for cancer! rachel plus, get front row seat to a justin timberlake concert here in vegas! find out how coming up. sean and who' dominant voice in disney's arsenal? see wether dory or woody will come out on top? thats next at 6-30 right here on fox
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are working for fox5 news at ten. three days after the biggest mercury contamination in clark county... families are still trying to figure if they are at risk. how the epa's investigation is now spreading outside the school. one dad is making sure his little girl knows he's thinking of her at school. he's been leaving the cutest post-it notes inside her lunchbox for three years. here's a look at some of those creations... from disney characters to star wars. the father told buzzfeed he the notes when his daughter was four years old. in total -- he's done more than 600 post-it notes. sometimes -- he admits it's hard to come up with different ideas. he's recently done all the disney films in chronological order. there's even an exhibition in london showing off some of his work. his personal favorite is b-b eight in a christmas hat.
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