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welcome to fox5 news this morning. today marks the 15th anniversary of the september 11th terrorists attacks. an attack on america that shook the country and the world... karin caifa is in new york city this morning.... with remembrances set to take place at ground zero. cnn ad-libs cc to resume shortly
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cc to resume shortly --reporter pkg-as follows-- the freedom tower now stands taller here, than the twin towers did. and near a glittering monument of resiliance -- the memorial to nearly three thousand americans killed in the deadliest terror attack on u-s soil, exactly 15 years ago today. commemorations of a solemn anniversary began days ago. on friday -- a parade to honor first responders, and a ceremony here in lower manhattan. (jeh johnson/homeland security secretary) "on each 9/11, each year, we look back and reflect." in washington, at the justice department -- (loretta lynch/u.s. attorney general) "a decade and a half has elapsed since 9/11. this is hard to believe, but it has. and on the steps of the u-s capitol -- (nats) echoing a moment of unity in the wake of tragedy, 15 years ago... (nats) a cnn-orc poll released friday finds americans more angry and more fearful when they reflect on the events of 9/11 now, than five years ago. but this day -- is defined by remembrance. (nats) the somber traditions -- the same each year. moments of silence for the minutes al-
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into each world trade center tower, and the pentagon -- and when flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania. and when each tower collapsed -- the south, then the north. and a reading of the names of those lost, by the people who loved them, and miss them,. cnn ad-libs cc to resume shortly karin caifa reporting live for us at ground zero this morning... thank you karin. and local groups across the valley arepaying tribute to those lves lost on 9/11. fox5's kathleen jacob is live at a fire station near valley view and charleston. kathleen what's going on there? good morning alyssa... firefighters are setting up for their annual tribute now... that
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people gather here at fire station 5 for the tolling of a bell at the time the first tower fell... and the raising of the world trade center flag over a piece of metal from the world trade center. i'll step back so you can see the piece of metal now. on this day 15 years ago... more than 27 hundred people died. 343 of those were new york city firefighters. it's something tim szymanski with las vegas fire and rescue remembers well. (brief interview) the ceremony starts at 6:45 at everyone is
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fire station 5... and everyone is welcome to come and remember the lives lost and the major hit out co this tragic day 15 years ago. reporting live... kathleen jacob... fox5 news... local. las vegas. moving now to a check of our weather. sam argier joins us with a quick look at the forecast. ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly))
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shortly)) metro police have now identified the suspect in friday morning's deadly shooting. police are looking for 22- year old asa brown. he is wanted in connection with the shooting we told you about yesterday morning... at an apartment complex near desert inn and maryland parkway. police ask anyone
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come forward. you leave an anonymous tip by calling crime stoppers. that number is 702-385-55-55. a woman is on life support... and her boyfriend is behind bars this morning... suspected of drunk driving... after the two got into a car crash near charleston and maryland parkway friday night . fox5's abby theodros has the latest. jose sanchez: i didnt know what to say or what to think all i was praying for my daughter. jose sanchez's daughter - jessica is on life support. 0-4 js: they told us there isnt anything we can do. the family praying she'll hold on. they also have questions for her boyfriend. 17-19 js: it was dumb..what he was doing. police believe 19 year old raul espinoza was driving drunk. jessica was sitting in the passenger seat. jose sanchez: i can tell you i was upset and angry. just waiting for
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sanchez says the couple was driving to a cousin's house. espinoza was seen weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed when he hit a car near charleston and eastern, took off, then hit another car near maryland parkway. espinoza eventually stopped after slamming into a traffic pole. he walked away with out any serious injuries. nat sanchez says he trusted and liked espinoza because he helped jessica during a difficult time. sanchez: she was depressed for a while and when she met him she was happy again. they looked really happy. espinoza was county detention center for d-u-i .... jessica is holding on for her life. no one else involved in the crash has serious injuries. and if you'd like to donate to jessica's gofund me page and help with medical expenses... we have a link on our website at fox5vegas dot com. the u-s environmental protection agency is still screening students' belongings for mercury
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700 bags of items have already been cleared in the wake of wednesday's discovery of mercury at johnson junior high school... the e-p-a says 10 bags still need to be screened. the school was locked down for more than 16 hours wednesday while authorities screened the students inside for exposure... keeping kids from going home until 4:30 thursday morning. a local non-profit is being investigated by the u-s treasury. treasury officials are asking the state of nevada to stop using the "nevada affordable housing si corporation" to administer hardest hit funds. the non profit was supposed to distribute some of the 202 million dollars the state received in a bailout. instead, they wasted more than 8 million dollars; thousands were reportedly spent on country clubs and upscale restaurants. in a statement, representative dina titus said quote: "i am angered by the nevada housing division's lack of oversight and greatly disturbed that money meant to aid struggling nevadans was squandered on parties, gift
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items." nevada officials are requesting attorney general assistance in the investigation. the 16-th annual "lucky duck festival" was a big success at town square! if you didn't make it... you missed out on the chance to win 250-thousand dollars and other prizes. and saying hello to all your favorite fox5ers! all proceeds benefit "the positively kids foundation". the organization helps medically fragile and special needs kids... all over southern nevada. "we run clinics all over town with the school district. we have a clinic over at child's havens so that helps supports the services that we provide to these kids." "we don't know the dollar amount yet until probably the end of next week but traditionally it raises about 50 thousand dollars for us, which is a good event." the festival is
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there was a dance-a-thon... and free entertainment and games. an exciting game at the rose bowl! kevin bolinger will break down last night's unlv's match up against the ucla bruins. and we are all a- flutter with the re-opnening of a magical, fall-time favorite! we'll be right
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first season opening road win since 2007 and their first 2-0 start since 1999. their task? beating the 27 point favorite u- c-l-a bruins. the rebels' defensve struggles let the bruins to jump out to a 21 point lead in the first half.... but the rebels fought back. the rebels whittled the lead down to a one- point game by the third quarter, but fell short in the fourth, losing 42- 21. fox5's kevin bolinger has more. closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning
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((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly)) now let's check in with ken smith with a check of our traffic and construction around the valley. project neon has kicked into high gear this week with a major freeway ramp closure. the m.l.k. on-ramp to northbound us 95 was closed tuesday morning as work begins on the future carpool lane flyover ramps. the new hov ramps will direct connect the
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us 95 and the southbound us 95 hov lane to southbound i-15. ndot is suggesting drivers take bonanza road west to rancho drive as an alternate route. the mlk on-ramp to northbound us 95 is expected to reopen by november 15th.................next we turn our attention on the paradise-whitney interceptor sewer- line project. crews are focused on the intersection of nellis boulevard at tropicana where i know it's been a mess for months.... they are process of connecting a large 84 inch pipeline under nellis blvd to the newly constructed pipeline under tropicana avenue. according to the county, the work at tropicana and nellis blvd will be wrapped up by the end of october..............fina lly sticking with our smelly sewer line theme, one viewer asked me when the work along spencer street between warm springs and robindale will be finished? this work is part of the same paradise-whitney interceptor sewer line project where a giant 60 inch pipeline is currently being
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street. traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction but the good news is the work along spencer street should wrap up by mid october... the entire paradise-whitney interceptor project is scheduled to wrap up by early next year.........now if you have a construction related question, you can reach out to me via twitter at kensmith-tv or you can e-mail me at ken dot smith at fox 5 vegas dot com. gas prices across the country are staying above two-dollars. according to gas-buddy.com... gas prices are up five cents from this time last month... but down 18 cents from this time last year. back to school night at the las vegas motor speedway was a hit! with a ton of prizes and high speed action. students and staff from all vegas area schools got in free for last night's celebration. perhaps better than all the giveaways and raffles.... nascar drivers justin johnson and scott gafforini showed up! and some
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got behind the wheel to race with the pros. happening today. the butterfly exhibit is back open for the fall season! if you go to the interactive exhibit.... you can be surrounded by beautiful, free- flying butterflies... and learn about the environments they need to survive. it's a sure-sign of fall because the exhibit is only open in the fall and spring... as temperatures drop low enough for the butterflies. tickets are as low as two bucks! listen up all your artists and crafters!!! the 29th annual las vegas harvest festival is happening this weekend! over 250 exhibits will be there... so you can expect lots of shopping, food, and entertainment for the entire family. the festival is from 10am to 5pm at the las vegas cashman center. coming up... the most selfless act in history.... giving away your lifetime supply of pizza... and not even taking one bite. we'll introduce you to the altruistic woman. and... las vegas is
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hawaiian island!! we'll tell you about the pacific island festival
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won a year's worth of free pizza and decided to give it all away.
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hannah spooner won a raffle from little caesar's for 500 dollars worth of free pizza. instead of keeping it, she decided to donate the pizzas to a nonprofit shelter for homeless, runaway, and at- risk youth. hannah didn't keep any pies for herself... saying she didn't feel right when there are people going hungry at night. a burger king dispensary made out of legos. yes, it actually exists. so next time you step on one of your kids legos... think of the future possibilities instead of the pain. popular you-tube channel "astonishing studios" has a knack for designing things out of legos . their latest achievement is a burger king vending machine that takes money, dispenses whoppers and fries... and can even fill up your soda cup. you still have to provide the food to put in the machine, but it's still impressive either way. and mcdonalds is getting in on the real estate market. they have created a pop-up hotel in australia that is modeled after the popular monopoly
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the hotel is one of the world's smallest, but includes a bright red game board interior and aesthetic touches that reference the game. the hotel was built to celebrate the return of mcdonald's monopoly game in australia. las vegas is known as hawaii's ninth island... and one local festival is embracing that title. the pacific island festival is happening this weekend in henderson. it celebrates hawaiian culture and includes arts and crafts, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and delicious hawaiian food and "it's seeing all the people from hawaii get together, you know, our familiar faces and stuff like that." it's not too late to get to get your hands on some of that food and jewelry hawaii has to offer! the festival continues today at the henderson plaza from 10am to 6pm. it was the kiss seen around the world.... the nurse in this iconic picture taken as our men came home from world war two... has died. a look back at her
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and angelina jolie is urging world leaders to do something about the conflict in syria. that and more... when we come right back. it was doggie destiny was mr. bonejangles expecting the perfect toy at an amazing price? but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find,
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national tragedy... american airlines
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trade center.. there was a plane..people were jumping out the window.. may god bless the victims their families and america remembering the lives lost on september 11, 2001. all 2,996 of them. on this day 15 years ago... terrorists hijacked four planes. two crashed into the world trade center. one into the pentagon. and another... flight 93.... believed to be heading to the white house or the capitol building... crashed outside shanksville, pennsylvania after passengers and crew fought to regain control from the hijackers. today the country mourns the worst attack on u-s soil... which we now know as the national day of service and
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good morning welcome to fox five news this morning. i'm alyssa dietsch, thanks for joining us among those who lost their lives on september 11th... 343 firefighters who were trying to save victims from the collapsing world trade center buildings. they were honored at the st. patrick's cathedral memorial service in new york city. city officials joined hundreds of family members still hurting today... to pay tribute. dolan says: "those wounded remind us of the lingering hurt and we include them indeed in our prayerful memory this afternoon. we will not forget." de blasio says: "i can only imagine what you feel today. i know so many of you have told me the pain does not go away. this time of year is a tough time of year. i also know you tell me the stories of the joy that your loved ones gave you, when they were here with us. the pride they
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to them, because they served in the fdny." attorney general loretta lynch also speaking at the ceremony.. saying in part, no act of terror can match the character of our country.. change who we are as americans... or overcome our enduring resolve to be each other's keepers in times of calm and crisis. and people around the valley are also remembering this day and paying tribute to the fallen. fox5's kathleen jacob is live at fire station 5 near valley view and charleston where a tribute is set to begin soon. good morning alyssa. the ceremony starts in about 15 minutes... and will end with the tolling of the bell when the first tower fell... and the raising of the world trade center 9/11 flag
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firefighters gave to our local las vegas fire and rescue. this flag will fly over a piece of metal from the world trade center, it's right here... a few people are arriving for the ceremony now... i'm with ... (brief interview)
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bring up.. but not forget. on this day 15 years ago... more than 27 hundred people died. 343 of those were new york city firefighters. this ceremony will begin in just the next few minutes... and we'll have
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kathleen jacob... local. las vegas. many here locally will be headed to 9/11 memorials around the valley. let's check in with sam for a quick check of the weather. ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume shortly))
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a recent political jab hillary clinton made on donald trump is backfiring. steve nannes has more on the candidate's controversial efforts to get to the white house. to just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of trump supporters into what i call "the basket of deplorables." right? racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamaphobic, you name it. hillary clinton's remarks at a new york city fundraiser a blunt attack of
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donald trump quickly lashing back, tweeting: wow, hillary clinton was so insulting to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. i think it will cost her at the polls! his runningmate also strongly retorting: hillary clinton's low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms.... hillary, they are not a basket of anything, they are americans, and they deserve your respect. another sign of clinton's aggressive approach... this new campaign ad that uses republican voices against trump he's a race baiting, xenophobic bigot - sen. lindsey graham donald trump is a phony a fraud - mitt romney i just cannot support donald trump - sen. susan collins but has clinton gone to far? her comments being compared to mitt romney's "47 percent" gaffe in 2012 there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what
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tightening race, and we're less than two months from election day. i'm steve nannes, reporting hillary clinton issued a statement saying she regrets saying "half" of donald trump's supporters are "deplorables." and admitting it was wrong. but she also said she would not 'stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.' the man who shot president ronald reagan... has been released from a mental hospital. "john hinckley junior" was released on saturday... more than 35 years after the shooting. a federal judge ruled that 61- year-old hinckley junior... is not a danger to himself or the public. and that he can live at his mother's home in virginia. his lawyer says hinckley regrets the suffering he caused. actress angelina jolie is calling for u-n leaders to address the conflict in syria. the actress visited a refugee camp in jordan friday... she says all 60- thousand people living there have suffered loss and trauma... yet they still
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she's calling on world leaders to increase humanitarian funding. a united nations meeting is scheduled in syria... for later this month. the n-f-l is getting ready for possible widespread protests... during the national anthem at sunday's opening games. this as the high- profile protest movement spreads throughout football and beyond. the nfl players association, has reportedly been giving its union members guidelines as to what protests are prohibited under their labor agreement... no word if not national anthem is prohibited from their allowed forms of protest. a single moment...captured in time... a nurse kissed by a sailor overjoyed that the war was over.. the iconic picture was taken on august 14, 19-45.. at the end of world war two. but it will live forever.. the woman in the photo... greta zimmer friedman died thursday morning... this morning we share with you, the story behind the timeless
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gretta zimmer friedman's son says she died after suffering from pneumonia at 92-years old. in more local news. the north las vegas community is celebrating military members and first responders. saturday was the second annual nellis creech military appreciation day. the event recognizes the sacrifices of the
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who serve. it also pays tribute to active duty members. military members and their families got free lunch... while enjoying live music and games. more than 3- thousand people came out to celebrate at craig ranch park. "we appreciate them and often times we don't stop to take the opportunity to say thank you and we wanted to do it in a fun way to say thank you for your service, thank you for giving to our community. the city of north las vegas passed a resolution... declaring the second sur of every septemember... to be military and veteran appreciation day. on this 15th anniversaryof 9/11.... we are still hearing and learning about the personal stories of those who died. coming up... one man tells us about his brother-- a firefighter-- who died trying to save others. plus... a new record for unlv womens volleyball! their latest accomplishment on their already great start to the
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live look at a memorial service at the pentagon in washington dc--- president ovama... one of the sites targeted in the 9/11 attacks. hundreds of people have gathered there for a service. other services
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as we mark the 15-th anniversary
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we remember the first responders who lost their lives trying to save the lives of others... one man is remembering his brother and the movement he inspired. john berman has their story. --reporter pkg-as follows-- (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we believe he was in the south tower. he was never recovered." it was a gorgeous september morning. siller just finished his overnight shift with squad one - the elite unit trained to rescue other firefighters. stephen was headed to play golf with his three brothers. (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we were pumped up because we're four brothers getting together to play golf. everybody very busy. steven already with five kids. the golf-date would never happen.
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firefighter since he was a teen -- turned his truck toward the twin towers, but could only get as far as the brooklyn/battery tunnel. it was blocked, but that didn't stop him (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "there was never a doubt in my mind that stephen did what he did. firefighters were there, already. he loved that brotherhood. he came to a screeching halt. got out calmly. put his gear on. and started running th and that tunnel is nearly two miles long." that heroic run -- loaded down with more than 60 pounds of gear - became the driving force of the foundation created by his family in stephen's honor. (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we wanted his kids to know that his dad is a hero. we didn't have any great lofty goals starting a foundation. but when a friend of his came up with the idea of running through the tunnel like he did. you just know the right thing when you hear it." the race, called tunnel to towers, is part of the nationally recognized stephen siller foundation and has raised more than 70 million dollars. it has helped children of
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police officers to wounded veterans. (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "he would be there for anybody in an instance. he loved the challenge of being able to save people. knowing steven he probably liked the fear factor involved. he had guts." (john berman, new york): "steve will be turning 50 in november?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "november 15th he would have been turning fifty." (john berman, new york): " what kinda fifty-year-old do you think steven would have made?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "i think he would have been a very young fifty year old. loved being a firefighter. that is why he would definitely still be a firefighter. he would have had over twenty-years already. he would have been able to retire. um but there is no way he would retire." (john berman, new york):"if you could talk to stephen again, what would you tell him?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "proud o have done with your life with your sacrifice. mommy and daddy are proud of you, all your siblings are. your kids are. your wife is. the whole community is. you did something special steve." that was john berman reporting. meantime... some local cyclists are wrapping up a 15 hour bike ride.. to honor the victims of 9-11. the nonprofit defending freedom hosts these freedom rides to raise money to feed local homeless
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participants started riding spin bikes at the eos fitness gym on durango.. at about 3 p-m yesterday.. and they should be wrapping up right about now.. defending freedom is partnering with u-s vets to provide hot meals for vegas veterans. c-m punk's debut into mixed martial arts highlighted saturday's u-f-c event. " "ufc/miocic- overeem (vo/nat) 0:14-:020 the former w-w-e superstar made 203 saturday night against mickey gall, and it could have gone better. punk only lasted 134 seconds before tapping out in the opening round. in the headliiner, reigning heavyweight champ stipe miocic (steep-ay mio- chitch) knocked out alistair overeem in the first round. in local sports... u-n-l-v volleyball breaks a record!!! they are 9 and "oh" so far... the best start to a season in school history! the team taking
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mavericks 3-1... and with a three win performance this weekend... the rebels claimed their third tournament title of the season.... they have won ten straight games dating back to last year... that is tied for the longest streak in program history. why did the cat cross the road? when we come back.. how this kitty shames his human counterparts.. and it's not one of my terrible jokes, i promise. the adorable example he's setting..
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the street that some adults don't even follow... but this cat has it down! yup we are talking ...looking both ways... and waiting for cars to pass before crossing the road, people. look at this little guy. he sits.. he looks.. he waits... and crosses the road safely, while amazingly some humans passing by. there's much more ahead on fox5 news this
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the latest on the woman fighting for her life in the hospital... after she and her boyfriend got into a critical crash after a night of drinking. all that plus breaking news, weather and traffic in just two minutes on fox five news this
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welcome to fox5 news this morning. today marks the 15th anniversary of the september 11th terrorists attacks. an attack on america that shook the country and the world... karin caifa is in new york city this morning.... with remembrances set t grnd zero. cnn ad-libs cc to resume cnn ad-libs
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country and the world... karin caifa is in new york city this morning.... with remembrances set to take place at ground zero. cnn ad-libs cc to resume shortly --reporter pkg-as follows-- the freedom tower now stands taller here, than the twin
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and near a glittering monument of resiliance -- the memorial to nearly three thousand americans killed in the deadliest terror attack on u-s soil, exactly 15 years ago today. commemorations of a solemn anniversary began days ago. on friday -- a parade to honor first responders, and a ceremony here in lower manhattan. (jeh johnson/homeland security secretary) "on each 9/11, each year, we look back and reflect." in washington, at the justice department -- (loretta lynch/u.s. attorney general "a decade and a half has elapsed since 9/11. this is hard to believe, but it has. and on the steps of the u-s capitol -- (nats) echoing a moment of unity in the wake of tragedy, 15 years ago... (nats) a cnn-orc poll released friday finds americans more angry and more fearful when they reflect on the events of 9/11 now, than five years ago. but this day -- is defined by
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the somber traditions -- the same each year. moments of silence for the minutes al- qaeda hijackers steered airplanes into each world trade center tower, and the pentagon -- and when flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania. and when each tower collapsed -- the south, then the north. and a reading of the names of those lost, by the people who loved them, and miss them,. cnn ad-libs cc to resume shortly karin caifa reporting live for us at ground zero this morning... thank you karin. and local groups across the valley arepaying tribute to those lves lost on 9/11. fox5's kathleen jacob is live at a fire station near valley view and charleston. kathleen what's going on there? good morning alyssa... firefighters are setting up for
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tribute now... that starts in about 45 minutes. every year.. people gather here at fire station 5 for the tolling of a bell at the time the first tower fell... and the raising of the world trade center flag over a piece of metal from the world trade center. i'll step back so you can see the piece of metal now. on this day 15 years ago... more than 27 hundred people died. 343 of those were new york city firefighters. it's something tim szymanski with las vegas fire and rescue remembers well.
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moving now to a check of our weather. sam argier joins us with a quick look at the forecast. ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume
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shortly)) metro police have now identified the suspect in friday morning's deadly shooting. police are looking for 22- year old asa brown. he is wanted in connection with the shooting we told you about yesterday morning... at an apartment desert inn and maryland parkway. police ask anyone with information about this case to come forward. you leave an anonymous tip by calling crime stoppers. that number is 702-385-55-55. a woman is on life support... and her boyfriend is behind bars this morning... suspected of drunk driving... after the two got into a car crash near charleston and maryland parkway friday night . fox5's abby theodros has the latest. jose sanchez: i didnt know what to say or what to think all i was praying for my
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daughter - jessica is on life support. 0-4 js: they told us there isnt anything we can do. the family praying she'll hold on. they also have questions for her boyfriend. 17-19 js: it was dumb..what he was doing. police believe 19 year old raul espinoza was driving drunk. jessica was sitting in the passenger seat. jose sanchez: i can tell you i was upset and angry. just waiting for something to happen. sanchez says the couple was driving espinoza was seen weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed when he hit a car near charleston and eastern, took off, then hit another car near maryland parkway. espinoza eventually stopped after slamming into a traffic pole. he walked away with out any serious injuries. nat sanchez says he trusted and liked espinoza because he helped jessica during a difficult time. sanchez: she was depressed for a while and when she met him she was happy again. they
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booked at the clark county detention center for d-u-i .... jessica is holding on for her life. no one else involved in the crash has serious injuries. and if you'd like to donate to jessica's gofund me page and help with medical expenses... we have a link on our website at fox5vegas dot com. the u-s environmental protection agency is still screening students' belongings for mercury contamination at a local school. 700 bags of items have already been cleared in the wake of wednesday's discovery of mercury at johnson junior high school... the e-p-a says 10 bags still need to be screened. the school was locked down for more than 16 hours wednesday while authorities screened the students inside for exposure... keeping kids from going home until 4:30 thursday morning. a local non-profit is being investigated by the u-s treasury.
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of nevada to stop using the "nevada affordable housing assistance corporation" to administer hardest hit funds. the non profit was supposed to distribute some of the 202 million dollars the state received in a bailout. instead, they wasted more than 8 million dollars; thousands were reportedly spent on country clubs and upscale restaurants. in a statement, representative dina titus said quote: "i am angered by the nevada housing division's lack of oversight and greatly disturbed that money meant to aid struggling nevadans was squandered on parties, gift cards, and luxury items." nevada officials are requesting attorney general assistance in the investigation. the 16-th annual "lucky duck festival" was a big success at town square! if you didn't make it... you missed out on the chance to win 250-thousand dollars and other prizes. and saying hello to all your favorite fox5ers! all proceeds
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positively kids foundation". the organization helps medically fragile and special needs kids... all over southern nevada. "we run clinics all over town with the school district. we have a clinic over at child's havens so that helps supports the services that we provide to these kids." "we don't know the dollar amount yet until probably the end of next week but traditionally it raises about 50 thousand dollars for us, which is a good event." the festival is always family centered. th dance-a-thon... and free entertainment and games. an exciting game at the rose bowl! kevin bolinger will break down last night's unlv's match up against the ucla bruins. and we are all a- flutter with the re-opnening of a magical, fall-time favorite! we'll be right
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first season opening road win since 2007 and their first 2-0 start since 1999. their task? beating the 27 point favorite u- c-l-a bruins. the rebels' defensve struggles let the bruins to jump out to a 21 point lead in the first half.... but the rebels fought back. the rebels whittled the lead down to a one- point game by the third quarter, but fell short in the fourth, losing 42- 21. fox5's kevin bolinger has more. closed captioning
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now let's check in with ken smith with a check of our traffic and construction around the valley. project neon has kicked into high gear this week with a major freeway ramp closure. the m.l.k. on-ramp to northbound us 95 was closed tuesday morning as work begins on the future carpool lane flyover ramps. the new hov ramps will direct connect the northbound i-15 hov lane to northbound us 95 and the southbound us 95 hov lane to southbound i-15. ndot is suggesting drivers take bonanza road west to rancho drive as an alternate route. the mlk on-ramp to northbound us 95 is expected to reopen by november 15th.................next we turn our attention on the paradise-whitney interceptor sewer- line project. crews are focused on the intersection of nellis boulevard at tropicana where i know it's been a mess for months.... they are in the
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connecting a large 84 inch pipeline under nellis blvd to the newly constructed pipeline under tropicana avenue. according to the county, the work at tropicana and nellis blvd will be wrapped up by the end of october..............fina lly sticking with our smelly sewer line theme, one viewer asked me when the work along spencer street between warm springs and robindale will be finished? this work is part of the same paradise-whitney interceptor sewer line project where a giant 60 inch pipeline is currently being placed under the streettr restricted to one lane in each direction but the good news is the work along spencer street should wrap up by mid october... the entire paradise-whitney interceptor project is scheduled to wrap up by early next year.........now if you have a construction related question, you can reach out to me via twitter at kensmith-tv or you can e-mail me at ken dot smith at fox 5 vegas dot com. gas prices across the country are staying above two-dollars.
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gas prices are up five cents from this time last month... but down 18 cents from this time last year. back to school night at the las vegas motor speedway was a hit! with a ton of prizes and high speed action. students and staff from all vegas area schools got in free for last night's celebration. perhaps better than all the giveaways and raffles.... nascar drivers justin johnson and scott gafforini showed up! and some students even got behind the wheel to race with the pros. happening today. the butterfly exhibit is back open forhe season! if you go to the interactive exhibit.... you can be surrounded by beautiful, free- flying butterflies... and learn about the environments they need to survive. it's a sure-sign of fall because the exhibit is only open in the fall and spring... as temperatures drop low enough for the butterflies. tickets are as low as two bucks! listen up all your artists and crafters!!! the 29th annual las vegas harvest festival is happening this weekend!
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lots of shopping, food, and entertainment for the entire family. the festival is from 10am to 5pm at the las vegas cashman center. coming up... the most selfless act in history.... giving away hundreds of pizzas... and not even taking one bite. we'll introduce you to the altruistic woman. and... las vegas is celebrating its role as the ninth hawaiian island!! we'll tell you about the pacific island festival
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won a year's worth of free pizza and decided to give it all away. 19 year old hannah spooner won a raffle from little caesar's for 500 dollars worth of free pizza. instead of keeping it, she decided to donate the pizzas to a nonprofit shelter for homeless, runaway, and at- risk youth. any pies for herself... saying she didn't feel right when there are people going hungry at night. a burger king dispensary made out of legos. yes, it actually exists. so next time you step on one of your kids legos... think of the future possibilities instead of the pain. popular you-tube channel "astonishing studios" has a knack for designing things out of legos . their latest achievement is a burger king vending machine that takes money, dispenses whoppers and fries... and can even fill up your
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you still have to provide the food to put in the machine, but it's still impressive either way. and mcdonalds is getting in on the real estate market. they have created a pop-up hotel in australia that is modeled after the popular monopoly game. the hotel is one of the world's smallest, but includes a bright red game board interior and aesthetic touches that reference the game. the hotel was built to celebrate the return of mcdonald's monopoly game in australia. las vegas is known as hawaii's ninth island... and one local festival is embracing that title. the pacific island festival is happening this weekend in henderson. it celebrates hawaiian culture and includes arts and crafts, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and delicious hawaiian food and drinks. "it's seeing all the people from hawaii get together, you know, our familiar faces and stuff like that." it's not too late to get to get your hands on some of that food and jewelry hawaii has to offer!
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plaza from 10am to 6pm. it was the kiss seen around the world.... the nurse in this iconic picture taken as our men came home from world war two... has died. a look back at her life... coming up. and angelina jolie is urging world leaders to do something about the crisis in syria. that and more... when we come right back.
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national tragedy... american airlines flight 11.. 2 airplanes crashed into the world trade center.. there was a plane..people were jumping out the window.. may god bless the victims their families and america remembering the lives lost on september 11, 2001. all 2,996 of them. on this day 15 years ago... terrorists hijacked four planes. two crashed into the world trade center. one into the pentagon. and another... flight 93.... believed to be heading to the white house or the capitol building... crashed outside shanksville, pennsylvania after passengers and crew fought to regain control from the hijackers.
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the worst attack on u-s soil... which we now know as the national day of service and remembrance. good morning welcome to fox five news this morning. i'm alyssa dietsch, thanks for joining us among those who lost their lives on september 11th... 343 firefighters who were trying to save victims from the collapsing world trade center buildings. they were honored at the st. patrick's cathedral memorial service in new york city. city officials joined hundreds of family members stl today... to pay tribute. dolan says: "those wounded remind us of the lingering hurt and we include them indeed in our prayerful memory this afternoon. we will not forget." de blasio says: "i can only imagine what you feel today. i know so many of you have told me the pain does not go away. this time of year is a tough time of year. i also know you tell me the stories of the joy
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they were here with us. the pride they gave you. the way everyone looked up to them, because they served in the fdny." attorney general loretta lynch also speaking at the ceremony.. saying in part, no act of terror can match the character of our country.. change who we are as a or overcome our enduring resolve to be each other's keepers in times of calm and crisis. and people around the valley are also remembering this day and paying tribute to the fallen. fox5's kathleen jacob is live at fire station 5 near valley view and charleston where a tribute is set to begin soon. good morning alyssa.
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local. las vegas. many here locally will be headed to 9/11 memorials
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made on donald trump is backfiring. steve nannes has more on the candidate's controversial efforts to get to the white house. to just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of trump supporters into what i call "the basket of deplorables." right? racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamaphobic, you name it. hillary clinton's remarks at a new york city fundraiser a blunt attack of donald trump supporters -- donald trump quickly lashing back, tweeting: wow, hillary clinton was so insulting to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. i think it will cost her at the polls! his runningmate also strongly retorting: hillary clinton's low opinion of the people that support
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should be denounced in the strongest possible terms.... hillary, they are not a basket of anything, they are americans, and they deserve your respect. another sign of clinton's aggressive approach... this new campaign ad that uses republican voices against trump he's a race baiting, xenophobic bigot - sen. lindsey graham donald trump is a phony a fraud - mitt romney i just cannot support donald trump - sen. susan collins but has clinton gone to far? her comments being compared to mitt romney's "47 percent" gaffe in 2012 there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what polls show a tightening race, and we're less than two months from election day. i'm steve nannes, reporting hillary clinton issued a statement saying she regrets saying "half" of donald trump's supporters are "deplorables." and admitting it was wrong. but she also said she would not 'stop calling out
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campaign.' the man who shot president ronald reagan... has been released from a mental hospital. "john hinckley junior" was released yesterday... more than 35 years after the shooting. a federal judge ruled that 61- year-old hinckley junior... is not a danger to himself or the public. and that he can live at his mother's home in virginia. his lawyer says hinckley regrets the suffering he caused. actress angelina jolie is calling for u-n leaders to address the conflict in syria. the actress camp in jordan friday... she says all 60- thousand people living there have suffered loss and trauma... yet they still count themselves as the "lucky ones." she's calling on world leaders to increase humanitarian funding. a united nations meeting is scheduled in syria... for later this month. the n-f-l is getting ready for possible widespread protests... during the national anthem at today's opening games. this as the high- profile protest movement spreads throughout football and
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association, has reportedly been giving its union members guidelines as to what protests are prohibited under their labor agreement... no word if not standing for the national anthem is prohibited from their allowed forms of protest. a single moment...captured in time... a nurse kissed by a sailor overjoyed that the war was over.. the iconic picture was taken on august 14, 19-45.. at the end of world war two. but it will live forever.. the woman in the photo... greta zimmer friedman died thursday morning... this morning we share with you, the story behind the timeless photo. ((cc to resume shortly)) ((cc to resume
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gretta zimmer friedman's son says she died after suffering from pneumonia at 92-years old. on this 15th anniversaryof 9/11.... we are still hearing and learning about the personal stor who died. coming up... one man tells us about his brother-- a firefighter-- who died trying to save others. plus... a new record for unlv womens volleyball! their latest accomplishment on their already great start to the
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traffic is moving but there was an accident in the sb lane of 215 near far hills. about 20 mintes ago... extreme weather
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weekend. the national weather service confirming four tornadoes hit central illinois.. the twisters causing damage... knocking out power... and destroying a number of homes. flood warnings were also issued in parts of six midwestern states on saturday. one river in kansas expected to rise more than 30 feet above normal levels.. people in some areas becoming stranded.. largent says: "nobody will tell us anywhere to go where who's gonna help us clean this alley up so that we can get our water back up out of this property." luckily, there were no major injuries reported. in indiana... a woman had to be hospitalized.. after getting shocked while trying to clean up floodwaters around her home. houston, texas saw some pretty dramatic storms as well. with powerful thunder and violent lightning putting on quite
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15-th anniversary of the september 11th attacks... we remember the first responders
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others... one man is remembering his brother and the movement he inspired. john berman has their story. --reporter pkg-as follows-- (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we believe he was in the south tower. he was never recovered." it was a gorgeous september morning. firefighter stephen siller just finished his overnight shift with squad one - the elite unit trained to rescue other firefighters. stephen was headed to play golf with his three brothers. (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we were pumped up because we're four brothers getting together to play golf. everybody very busy. steven already with five kids. the golf-date would never happen. stephen - who'd dreamed of being a firefighter since he was a teen -- turned his truck toward
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but could only get as far as the brooklyn/battery tunnel. it was blocked, but that didn't stop him (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "there was never a doubt in my mind that stephen did what he did. firefighters were there, already. he loved that brotherhood. he came to a screeching halt. got out calmly. put his gear on. and started running through the tunnel. and that tunnel is nearly two miles long." that heroic run -- loaded down with more than 60 pounds of gear - became the dr foundation created by his family in stephen's honor. (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "we wanted his kids to know that his dad is a hero. we didn't have any great lofty goals starting a foundation. but when a friend of his came up with the idea of running through the tunnel like he did. you just know the right thing when you hear it." the race, called tunnel to towers, is part of the nationally recognized stephen siller foundation and has raised more than 70 million dollars. it has helped children of 9/11 to the families of the slain dallas police officers to wounded veterans. (frank siller,
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brother): "he would be there for anybody in an instance. he loved the challenge of being able to save people. knowing steven he probably liked the fear factor involved. he had guts." (john berman, new york): "steve will be turning 50 in november?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "november 15th he would have been turning fifty." (john berman, new york): " what kinda fifty-year-old do you think steven would have made?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "i think he would have been a very young fifty year old. loved being a firefighter. that is why he would definitely still be a firefighter. he would have had over twenty-years already. he would have been able to retire. um but there is no way he would retire." (john berman, new york):"if you could talk to stephen you tell him?" (frank siller, stephen siller's brother): "proud of you. look what you have done with your life with your sacrifice. mommy and daddy are proud of you, all your siblings are. your kids are. your wife is. the whole community is. you did something special steve." that was john berman reporting. meantime... some local cyclists are wrapping up a 15 hour bike ride.. to honor the victims of 9-11. the nonprofit defending freedom hosts these freedom rides to raise money to feed local homeless veterans. participants started riding spin bikes at the eos fitness gym on durango.. at about 3 p-m yesterday.. and they should be wrapping up right about now..
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freedom is partnering with u-s vets to provide hot meals for vegas veterans. tesla reveals improvements on its autopilot driving system today. it enables drivers to let go of the wheel for several minutes. but tesla came under pressure to improve it... after several crashes... including one that killed a driver in florida. the company says the upgrades will include "advanced processing of radar signals". the upgrades will affect tesla's "model x" and "model s" vehicles. in local sports... u-n-l-v volleyball breaks a record!!! they are 9 and "oh" so far... the best start to a season in school history! the team taking down the u-t arlington mavericks 3-1... and with a three win performance this weekend... the rebels claimed their third tournament title of the season.... they have won ten straight games dating back to last year... that is tied for the longest streak in program history. boulder city has gone to the dogs. the city pool turned into an aquatic dog park saturday. dog lovers
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best friends to celebrate the city's second annual "pool party." it's an "end of season celebration" doggie parents couldn't resist. boulder city animal control and pool staff helped monitor the event... and offered outreach and education on animal related items. "this is a great event the city puts on, we were here last year, our dog loves to swim...he enjoys it, he likes socializing with the dogs, he likes swimming and greeting everyone and i think it's great for the pool to do this." the boulder city public pool will now be drained and cleaned. the main pool will reopen on september 26th with an enclosure for the colder months. only in our wildest fantasies do running and eating pizza go together. but tell that to this group of nearly 600 runners in argentina. they're taking part in a pizza marathon.
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along its route. and it's not just the runners who are competing. at the end of the race... each athlete votes for his or her favorite slice. the winning restaurant is crowned the king
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an adorable toddler's reactions to some questions from dad is doing vrial. "how old are you... bacon? alien"
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right. needless to say the interview is being seen by a lot of people... with more than 8- thousand views in just two days. that does it for us for fox5 news this morning weekend edition. thank you so much for joining us. make sure you tune in tonight for fox5 news at 10 and of course stay up with local headlines on fox5vegas.com make it a good
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i'm chris wallace. 15 years after 9/11 we'll examine the security of our homeland. are americans more or less safe? and how is it shaping the trump/clinton campaign? ?? ?? as we pause to remember one of the darkest days in our nation's history, we get an assessment of future thre >> you cannot eliminate all risk. whether it is a terrorist attack or a mass shooting. >> today secretary of homeland security jeh johnson on keeping

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