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we start with breaking news tonight.... emergency responders have the busy intersection of charleston and maryland parkway shut down tonight after a very serious crash. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. police and fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 7 .. fox 5s cyndi lundberg is live at the scene to show us what happened. this crash happenned just after seven. if you look behind me there's a red car that's crumpled around a pole i'm told that car hit the silver car. witnesses told me a man was driving the red car.. a woman was in the passenger seat. the driver was conscious when he was put in the ambulance... the woman was not. we spoke to a different person who told us down the street... she was also hit by
fled the scene. araceli hernandez / involved in crash "we were waiting for a light. he came out of nowhere. i don't know what he was thinking, i don't know whether he thought the light had already turned green, you know he just hit the gas. but it was something that could have been taken care of down at that corner. if he would have waited, this would not have happened. " right now we don't know who was in the silver car that was also involved here or what their condition is... we're waiting for more information from police and we hope to have an update at 1030... reporting live cl
today johnson junior high school students didn't report to class again as decontamination crews trie make sure the building is mercury-free... but a few dozen students and their parents did show up to school to drop off bags of clothes, shoes... anything that could have been contaminated. this is day three of the school saga. you may remember on wednesday, hazmat crews locked down the school to screen each student for mercury contamination. the last of the students were released around five a-m thursday morning. fox5's miguel martinez valle has been listening to parents frustrations and asking school
they're doing to keep kids safe. one of the biggest questions we're still trying to answer: when were kids first exposed to the mercury? some parents say their kids played with mercury last friday, others tuesday... crews didn't start decontaminating the school until wednesday. if exposed students went home with contaminated shoes and clothing... that could potentially spread the contamination to their homes... " what about my house, i have two little kids who were also contaminated, when am i going to find it out? " tania babajan's son is one of nine kids exposed to the mercury. she's now worried the rest of her family could get sick. " all of us actually these two- three days, we kinda feel dizzy, and i thought maybe it was because of the fear... im shaking, i have my little one, and i dont know what to do" " so what you do is you contact the school, they will take your informaiton, they will make contact with the epa" " we are reaching out to those parents who are still upset, we are making those phone calls
asked to put anything they thought contaminated in a plastic bag" " and then take that to the school for testing" " some joggers, a shirt" more than 45 families did just that... " i'm here to get my shoes tested to see if there was any mercury residue on them" " i believe i took my shoes on friday, which is the day they thought the mercury was there" " the clothes that i was wearing the day before the hazmat lockdown. i just wanted to make sure they didnt have mercury on it" " - howd it go? : good -they weren't contaminated? : no - thats good" didn't want to track mercury everywhere" but the evironmental protection agency kept 10 bags with students' stuff that tested positive for mercury. one of those bags belonged to babajan's son. now the e-p-a will have to check their home... i talked to the babajans today. they told me the epa is heading to their house tomorrow to test for mercury contamination.
you think may be contaminated, you can still drop off bags at johnson middle school this weekend. nevada is no stranger to mercury exposure... back in 2003-- a spill at a "pau-wa- lu middle school." in gardnerville was a major event. "three young men bring dental mercury to school on a school bus and then scatter the mercury through 4 classrooms. by doing that, they contaminated the classrooms and they contaminated a 45 passenger school
the epa says a total of 61 kids came in four classrooms came in direct contact with the mercury. floors had to be ripped up in classrooms, desks were thrown out .. students lost cliothes, shoes, purses and backpacks. 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. the school was closed for four days, and it cost 100 thousand dollars to clean after months of debate.... lawmakers unanimously vote to reorganize the clark county school district. under the plan--- the power will be taken away from the district and given to the individual schools. each school will set up a volunteer board-- made up of teachers, parents, staff and students. that board will hold meetings and decide on the school's budget. "hopefully the parents will notice the openness that schools will be
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" " the district will decide how much each school gets based on how many students there are at the school. the plan will be implemented by the 2017 school year to stay up to date on all of the developments with the district's reorganization... be sure to download our fox5 mobile app... tonight a school continues to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of al otremba... more than five years after her brutal death.... the - then - arbor view high school sophomore was kidnapped while walking to a friends house...raped.. tortured..and murdered by javier righetti back in 2011.... fox-5's vince sapienza was at tonights arbor view football game.. and spoke with members of the family.... he's in the newsroom with more on this story... john..christine... i spoke with alyssa's mom.. jennifer...who says it was a tough day.... but not as
week.... just seven days ago marked the 5th year anniversary of alyssa's murder... and as hard as certain days can be for her and her family... it's night's like tonight at her old high schools football game.. that can put a smile on her face... shannone paki friend of the family as we say, once an aggie, always an aggie, at this time remembrance for alyssa otremba....(silence) on a night full of football and fun...the raucous arbor view crowd fell silent for 16 seconds in honor of alyssa otremba. "her life can continue to touch other lives and i miss that face, i see it every single day, i know she is with us, i feel her presents." "i think having a football game like this dedicated to her and honoring her is more of a sense of community, bringing us together to remember we're here for each other." in a sea of red. the one thing that stuck out the most...were these neon green
alyssa's favorite color was green. and every member of the band wore one in her memory. "it was just sort of an extension of her. an extension of our family here sister was also in band, it's comforting." more than five years ago alyssa otremba stayed home from school sick. that night she walked over to a friends house to borrow a text book. she didn't return home. she was kidnapped by javier righetti. she was raped..stabbed 80 times and her body was later burned. "a lot of people say it's being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it's not, she had every right being where she was." "the best way i can describe my life is it's groundhogs day and like the movie, you wake up and it's the same thing over and over and you can't wake up from the nightmare." inside the arbor view band room is a picture of alyssa and a neon green bear. the school also gives out an
scholarship to one member in the aggie band. "they've just embraced us and it helps keep us going remember her life, whether they knew her or not and that means the world." now i'm told their is also a go-fund me page set up by friends of the family... it's called "justice for alyssa" there is a link on our website... all money goes directly to the family... now john and christine...school staff this game was dedicated to alyssa... the football players did their part.. beating foothill 40- 15....tonight... in the newsroom..im vince sapienza... the death penalty trial for righetti.. the man accused of brutally killing alyssa otremba... has been postponed. the defense is arguing righetti has an intellectual disability...and should not be exectued. an examination won't occur till mid-to-late october. unlv is on the road... the football rebels-- ready to hit the field in
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the unlv football team plays its first road game of the season tomorrow night.... and it's a tough one. the rebels face off with ucla at the rose bowl. fox5's kevin bolinger is with the team in pasadena... he joins us with a preview. this is a stadium where you immediately get goosebumps upon arrival. head coach tony sanchez wants his players to take it all in. he says it helps with visualization as their minds take them through what will happen saturday. one thing we do know - the rebels won't roll over just because their underdogs....but they face a tough test. ucla was ranked 16th in the pre- season polls - but saturday in college station the bruins fell in overtime 31-24 after storming back to tie the game late. highly touted quarterback josh rosen showed signs of brilliamce but also made some poor decisions - finishing 26 of 46 for 343 yards, a touchdown and
he was also harrassed by the texas a&m defense....pressur e that unlv will also need to get in this game. ucla head coach jim mora says the rebels have things to worry about but he's more concerned with his team. jim mora/ucla head coach: defensively they're active but our focus needs to be on us improving and playing to our standard and eliminating penalties and mistakes and everyone doing their job in a consistent way. like i said, accept responsibility and create a sense of urgency. last year at sam boyd stadium - the rebel defense played a solid first half only allowing 10 points.....but a ucla pick 6 gave them a 17-0 lead at the break and unlv was able to get anything going in the second half in a 37-3 loss. on the rebzone last week - tony sanchez said this year's rebel team is different. tony sanchez: we fell like we're a faster team, bigger and stronger and have more depth. there's areas where you're still
you can't afford injuries but we're excited for the opportunity to go in there and fight for a w. stand-up kev: there is so much history in this stadium. unlv is looking to add a little more and spoil ucla's home opener. kick-of is set for 5:00 and we'll have a complete wrap up on fox 5 news at 10. with the rebels at the rose bowl in pasadena, kevin bolinger, fox 5 news, local las vegas. don't forget to check out the rebzone for a recap of the game plus a look ahead to next week and a one on one interview with mountain west commissioner craig thompson. that's this sunday night at 11 - right after sports plus now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty weekend heat with us saturday and
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 next week. weekend heat with us saturday and sunday afternoons with 102 expected both days. we'll
sunday marks fifteen years since "nine-eleven." a special memorial will be up this weekend to remember the victims. "this year, like the five year and ten year anniversa o 9/11, we bring out all the flags. which are the 2,996 flags representing every life lost on 9/11." the flags will be on the healing field until the 16- th. there will also be special memorial service this sunday. people will be able to purchase the flags-- along with several other items in a silent auction. the proceeds from the sale will benefit "the firefighters of southern nevada burn foundation."
the anniversary of "nine-eleven" hits especially close to home. barbara edwards-- the schools foreign language teacher-- was a passenger on flight 77. that plane crashed into the pentagon. every year... the school holds a flag ceremony to remember her and the other lives lost. palo verde's current students were only two- years-old or younger when the attacks happened-- but one says learning about her schools history with the tragedy... helps her understand it's impact. "she means a lot to the school and it really represents how that day affected everywhere across the nation. all the way to a teacher here at palo verde in las vegas, nevada." the ceremony is organized by the high school's air force and the j- r-o-t-c. four months after a deadly hit and run crash... and still there is no arrest. now the victim's family says while they are grieving.... the suspect is vacationing out of the country. heroin overdoses are becoming all
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this is fox5 news at 10. local. las vegas. police are still on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash that left a woman clinging to life near charleston and maryland... fox 5s cyndi lundeberg is live at the scene with a look at the scene. three people are in the hospital after police say this red dodge magnum was fleeing the scene
mustang... the driver of the magnum was up and walking around after the crash his passenger tho were told is in extremely critical condition. police believe the driver of the red car was drinking and say he even got in a scuffle with fire fighters... we spoke to a different person who said her car was hit a few blocks away... she says the driver of the red dodge magnum was speeding away after hitting her and that's what caused the crash... "he hit me at that light over there. i was traveling eastbound on charleston, he turned around, came back westbound, and this is what happened, this was the end result of it. he could have waited, cops would have shown up, everything would have been fine.
police told us they're working to update us on everyone's condition... well have those details for you tonight at 11. reporting live clfnll four months on the run.... now a man wanted in connection to a deadly hit and run crash is showing up... on social media. back in may--clay stampley was killed on his way to work... when a gmc yukon ran a red light and hit him. the driver took off... the owner of the yukon is qaadir amin. stamply's family says last week he posted pictures and videos of him vacationing in the bahamas. "clay stampley jr.: they're able to move on with their lives with no consequences and knowing what they did...talk about do the right thing. but theyre able to live on, take trips and be
waiting on answers. " north las vegas police say the case is still open... and they are monitoring amin's facebook page. a man is shot and killed at a valley apartment complex late this morning. police were called the apartment near desert inn and maryland parkway. police say the victim got into another fight before the shooting... he was taken to the hospital where he died. if you have any information on this shooting... you are asked to call crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. member of a southern nevada indian tribe are protesting the development of an oil pipeline in north dakota. "water over oil.... don't pollute the soil. water over oil... don't pollute the soil. " members of the las vegas paiute tribe are showing solidarity for the standing rock sioux tribe.... they stood near the bellagio fountains armed with signs... "this pipeline is meant to go through their area
twice. it also goes under the largest aquifer in north america. not only is it an enviromental for the tribe, but it is an enviromental issue for nation " a federal judge refused to block the three point eight billion dollar pipeline. hillary clinton is heading back to the valley... the democratic presidential candidate will make a campaign stop in las vegas next wednesday to talk about economy. it's unclear where the stop will take place. just last month she was rallying in reno. it's a picture that has been making the rounds of social media.... a man and a woman passed out in a car...with their four-year-old in the back seat. cameron o'brien-- says police say the image should serve as a warning about how heroin affects families. east liverpool has seen a lot of drug overdoses-- but few people even know about them. last night, the drug problem came to a head. (chief john lane/east liverpool police) "this is a major issue. it's an epidemic. it's everywhere. and you've got people
overdoses last night. it's just nonstop." they say that's why they posted that now infamous picture-- to make an impact. (chief john lane/east liverpool police) "this was not a decision made willy nilly. we discussed this. we talked to the prosecutors upstairs...got opinions on that. we went with the administration upstairs- the mayor and the safety services director were all involved in this decision." wkbn blurred the child's face to try to protect his identity. police say blurring any part of it-- misses the point. (chief john lane/east liverpl "we knew that if you blur out that kid's face, you lose the impact of it. and that's what needs...it will force the issue and get help, cause that's what needs to happen." some mental health professionals disagree. (kathie chafee/ columbiana county mental health) "the fact that that young child's face was not blurred... that is a moment in time of his childhood that will be forever frozen for everyone in the world to see on the internet from here going forward." she says that pictures like these aren't effective in curbing behavior. (kathie chafee/
health) "stigma- a lot of times adds to the shame that people with addictions have and it keeps them from seeking help. you know people don't want to admit they have a problem." instead, she suggests that police take a softer, more traditional approach... (kathie chafee/ columbiana county mental health) " i think police departments should carry narcan - all of our first responders do in columbiana county who are medically trained. i think when people are revived, they should be given some information about here's where you can go for help." the couple -- 47- year-old james acord and 50- year-old rhonda pasek -- face several charges. both were arrested and appeared in court thursday. the second defendant in the slender man case is wisconsin is changing her plea.... claiming guilt... by reason of insanity. " basically, the doctors will come up with their reports and conclusions and, based upon what they say, depending on what the result is, they'll either be an agreement between the parties that the doctors are correct that
dispute between the parties " anissa weier and mogan geyser -- both fourteen -- are accused of trying to kill a classmate, payton leutner. that incident happened in may of twenty fourteen. the girls are accused of luring the victim into the woods, stabbing her nineteen times and fleeing the scene. the victim crawled out of the woods and got help. being tried as adults. a drive loses control of his s- u-v while trying to park... sending it over the edge of the parking garage. police say the 24- year old lost control... the suv accelerated over the guard rail... but was caught by a guide wire. the driver was able to climb from the vehicle... and over the railing... responders tethered the car and lowered it to the alley below. a popular new trend used to scare people is now moving west.... there have been creepy clown
arizona. "i mean it's pretty scary. he doesn't do anything but he's still kind of scary." "i mean it's become a trend so i don't know about that...as long as they don't harm anyone." " pictures have been posted to facebook-- showing someone biking down fourth avenue wearing a department of corrections jumpsuit and a clown mask. people have alerted the police... but they say--- no one is breaking the law. other states like california and south carolina say there have been clown spottings... those clowns have been said to be luring children into the woods. general motors is recalling four million vehicle due to an airbag software defect. the recall covers several different models and years... including buick lacrosse, chevrolet tahoe, suburban and silverado... the company says in some cases, a car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash. the seat belts also may not function.
update the software for free.... can find a complete list of affected vehicles in this story on fox5 vegas dot com. the consumer product safety commission is telling people who own a samsung galaxy note 7 to turn it off and stop using it immediately. the c-p-s-c said it is working quickly to determine whether a replacement galaxy note 7 is an acceptable remedy for samsung or thei phone carriers to provide to consumers samsung has voluntarily recalled the galaxyot to reports of battery fires. the f-a-a has already advised travelers to not pack the phone use it or charge it while on an airplane. a texas mattress store is under fire after a controversial commerical... making reference to the september 11th. "what better way to remember 911 then with a twin tower sale.right now you can get any size mattress for a twin price. full mattress, twin price. queen mattress, twin price. king mattress, twin price. store wide sale all day long.
" - "with this commercial we never meant to hurt anybody or do any wrong. we are very sorry about everything. and we wish we never did it." the manager of the san antonio miracle mattress store is now apologizing-- after people called the ad tasteless and offensive. bonanno says they filmed the ad earlier this week, wanting to get the word out about the sale. miracle mattress says they will donate 30 percent of their sales this weekend to the 9/11 foundatio a parade honoring the victims of 9/11 moved through the streets of new york city.... "music " the new york police department hosting the parade to remember its hosting the parade to remember its members-- lost 15 years ago. the parade started on lower broadway.... and ended near the nypd's police memorial wall... where a service was held. a total of 2,977 people were killed in the september
hundreds of students had to put their education on hold.... after itt tech closed its campuses across the country... now one school in the valley is stepping up... to get the students back in the classroom as soon as possible. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next a johnson junior a johnson junior high student is speaking out about the mercury situation at his middle school. the message he has for police...firefighte rs...and the epa.
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hundreds of local students are having to put their degrees on hold... after the sudden closure of itt tech campuses. now the college of southern nevada is stepping in to help. "we want to encourage students that were affected by the itt closure to go to this website and they will find a portal. they can give us their information and we will reach out to them as result of that with a customized plan
how we can get them admitted into csn in short order and get them on the road to success again." c-s-n has an open admissions period and short term classes that have not yet started. 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. click on the links section we have a traffic alert to tell you about tonight... you are looking live now--- the left lane of the spaghetti bowl ramp is closed through tomorrow morning at six a-m. ndot--- is working on the ramp from u-s 95 southbound to interstate 15 southbound. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted
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 next week.
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 next week. closed captioning
classes are supposed to be back in session monday at johnson middle school... closed captioning will resume shortly classes are supposed to be back in session monday at jo school... but that all depends on the mercury testing. parents are more than frustrated...even after a meeting they say didn't bring out any answers. but others say parents aren't handling it right either. first from bee .
acted more like adults than many of their parents did after the situation was discovered. the school did what they needed to do to protect the children. you can bet there would have been criticism of the school and possible lawsuits if they had done anything different. parents these days tend to blame the schools for not properly raising their children for them. voicemails!! what a joke. what a waste of time for the parents. every question that we had that was valid they didn't want to answer. and guess what? none of the school administration was here. so the people that supposedly care about our kids and want to keep them safe day in and day out, why were they not here to answer any questions? why'd they leave it up to the clark county school district police department and the epa? i want to hear from the principal, the vice principal. they were nowhere to be found. tim says... every florescent bulb in that school contains 1-3 grams of mercury. the epa comes in throwing their weight around, telling parents they can't take their kids home. typical overreaction. one more reason to disband the epa and start over. these government agencies are so overgrown and have too much power. i would have gotten a group of 20 of the parents and marched in and grabbed my kid and gone home, end of story. what are they gonna do, shoot us? we have a caller! i'm just wondering why there's such an uproar about that mercury deal. back in the 40's in grade school, we had a lot of it. we used to throw it in the hallways and down the street. play with it and
years old and i never had no problems with it. i wonder why it's so different now than it was back in the 1940's. people get shook up over everything i guess. a shout out from mary. how about giving kudos to red rock search and rescue for handing out 80 cases of water to parents and children involved in the mercury incident. also opening up their facility to allow people to come in from the heat and get cooled off. red rock search and rescue is a volunteer organization that people in the area should be aware of and all the great things they do. don't forget to mention them and their part in this situation. now here's a johnson junior high student. my name is phil and i
middle school and me and my family we just want to say that we really appreciate the police, and the epa and all the firefighters that are working hard out there to keep us safe. they're doing a very good job. send us your rants to the rant at fox5vegas.com or call at 702-436- 8285 here's a look at what's coming up... on fox five news at eleven. basketball legends were honored tonight at the hall of fame. we hear from one of the inductees -- allen iverson -- about who he looks up to most. plus... "cookie" is getting into cosmetics! the empire star -- taraji henson -- just debuted a mac collection. we'll take a look at some of the products. hollywood is standing up to cancer. " pick up the phone and donate whatever you can. and help us become cancer-free. " the stand-up to cancer special is in its fifth year. and it is working to encourage everyone to be screened.... 100 percent of the donations made
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we continue to follow breaking news on fox five news at eleven. a suspected drunk driver causes a crash that leaves a person in critical condition. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. the crash has shut down the intersection of charleston and maryland parkway. fox five's cyndi lundberg is live at the scene with more on what happ this crash happenned just after seven. if you look behind me there's a red car that's crumpled around a pole i'm told that car hit the silver car. witnesses told me a man was driving the red car.. a woman was in the passenger seat. the driver was conscious when