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live from las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. today -- the community honors our nation's heroes. we'll show you the special gift a local veteran received... to honor him for his service. las vegas is ready to rock! the strip will be shut down for the "rock and roll marathon" this weekend... we'll hear from organizers about preparations. closed captioning will resume shortly this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas wreath presentation across the nation .. and right here in las vegas ... millions take time today to honor and thank veterans who
country .. especially those who gave all. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. veterans day is a time to celebrate all of the brave men and women who fight for our country. there are events going on today and this weekend to honor veterans. fox5's eric hilt takes us to one event where a vet is being honored with a special gift. closed captioning will resume shortly "in my head and my chest and my heart i feel like i'm in my
veteran mark lechner is feeling his age "you do get a little better when you're having pain" pain or from the decades old injury from training on base during the korean war "i was asked to help out how to teach the troops with leaving to go to vietnam or to go to korea how to defend himself probably and in that mood when i got hurt" to help, mark got a veterans day surprise... the newly formed las vegas chapter of the korean war veterans association gave mark a wheelchair wheelchair to help with his pain "and then we heard that we were that i was chosen that then we became the leader of the type of toast campaign i think it makes me love me love life again more the idea that i can now
with my wife but all the members of the family is too" and making veterans day even more special this year "it's the most important holidays that i am my family celebrate together it's been commend this amount for myself and my family" closed captioning will resume shortly aviation nation attracts more than a hundred thousand people to nellis.. so this weekend's weather is especially important. let's check in with fox five's meteorlogist sam argier with a look at the forecast. skies stay mostly clear for your friday night with temperatures in the 60s this evening. overnight low
back into the 50s. a system moving into the pacific northwest will bring increasing cloud cover across southern nevada on saturday. we won't see any rain, and temperatures will remain on the mild side with high temperatures in the mid to low 70s. sunday will bring more sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 70s. monday and tuesday will stay warm and mostly sunny with upper 70s. a cold front moving in wednesday will bring gusty wind with temperatures that left one person dead this morning could have been caused by one of the drivers having a medical episode.. police say a driver crossed the north lanes of valley view near sahara this morning - and slammed head-on hitting another vehice.
responders found one driver unconscious and had to break a window to get him out. he later died at the hospital. the water district had a busy morning... after a water main broke. this happened on paradise between d-i and convention center. crews had to shut some lanes down as they worked to solve this problem. you can see the big mess left behind. it took until around 4:30 this afternoon to fix. the 50th annual rock and roll marathon in las vegas is this weekend. and 45-thousan people are looking forward to the 26-point- two mile run up and down the strip. fox5's abby theodros joins us live from the las vegas convention center after talking with runners and event organizers... who say they've been preparing for more than a year. thousands of runners from every state and 83 foreign countries... all ready to rock and roll strip only shut down twice a year nye and this race. starr gantz, lexington ky: to be out in the dark
everything from a whole new angle. runners out in full force - ready for this weekends rock and roll festival. javier fernandez: from costa rica, yeah. im excited to be here. its my second time in vegas. 45 thousand people - from 83 different countries. javier fernandez: youre going to share the fun with a lot of runners. we are a community. a lot of runners go everywhere to share the fun running. the joy of running. a little more than 26 miles. shutting down the las vegas strip. dan cruz: the race mandalay bay, the runners go to the welcome to las vegas sign, norht bound all the way up the strip, to downotwn right past the fremont street experience, right back down the southbound lanes of the strip and then finish at the mirage volcano. dan cruz is the marthon's organizer - and says it takes an entire year to prep for the big day. dan cruz, event organizer: the strip only shuts down twice a year. once on new years eve. once for the marathon. so any undertaking like that..is going to be an all hands on deck situation. we
with all the agencies to plan and map out what is a logistically complicated event. and drivers not to worry - rock and roll is partnering with the traffic app waze dc: when someone goes onto waze like they would map quest or google maps the road closure information is already pre programmed and that way it will navigate you around of the race course versus tlling you right away and not have that information. they're also sending out 45 thousand push notifications for waze users. snoop dogg to perform during the event so itll be a good time the 5-k race starts tomorrow night at 6..
thousands take to the streets another night... to protest president-elect donald trump. we'll show you how law enforcement are trying to keep the protests civil... and veteran's village receives some national recognition. how it's helping r and women get back on their feet... here in las vegas. you're watching fox5 news at 6.
the anti-trump protests continue to spread ... this one happening tonight in miami. protesters there taking over the street and blocking cars on the expressway. in the video you can see police lights flashing while cops try and keep the protest civil. at some points protestors did block traffic. and now we're looking live at atlanta right now...
donald trump unveils the team that will help him transition from candidate to commander-in- chief.. mr. trump replaced chris christie with vice president elect mike pence as chairman of his transition team ... three of the trump children will also play important roles.... alongside former new york mayor rudy giuliani.. giuliani says: "all my work on behalf of him is done out of great loyalty and friendship to him." house majority leader mitch mcconnel today said while he doesn't feel the same as the protestors .. they have the right to protest. democratic leaders are also looking for answers on what went wrong ... now, governors martin o'malley and howard dean have offered themselves up as new dnc leaders.. but senator
backing congressman keith ellison. now fox5 weather 24/7 with meterologist sam argier skies stay mostly clear for your friday night with temperatures in the 60s this evening. overnight low temperatures fall back into the 50s. a system moving into the pacific northwest will bring increasing cloud cover across southern nevada on see any rain, and temperatures will remain on the mild side with high temperatures in the mid to low 70s. sunday will bring more sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 70s. monday and tuesday will stay warm and mostly sunny with upper 70s. a cold front moving in wednesday will bring gusty wind
veteran's village is getting recognized as one of the facilities for vets in the country. their campus provides everything our service men and women could possibly need from housing... medical... and job training to food pantries... and 24 hour crisis help line. they're always looking for donations and volunteers. "we house a veteran for 20 dollars a night. somebody wants to bring in a case of water, it's under 5 bucks. that helps a lot of people stay hydrated especially during the summer. so we stock up now and whether they
swinging a paint brush or bringing in a bottle of water, that's how we operate." this facility will soon be the standard for other villages across the country. around the country -- veterans are being honored for their sacrifice. today -- they were recognized in downtown las vegas. we'll show you the sights and sounds of the
asking you to share pictures of veterans in your life.. this is a picture from tiara.of her brother on the left who's still serving in the airforce. her late father in the middle--served in the army. and her cousin who services in the marine corps. send us pictures of your loved ones in the service through our web site and facebook. two american bald eagles -- trapped inside a storm drain. but -- wildlife officials come to their rescue. we'll show you the dramatic video of how crews were able to free the birds. up next on more access! he's been saved by the bell for years but tonight actor dustin diamond is our more studio to talk about the ups and down of his life and career.! plus he's the irish firecracker of the ufc but see why conor mcgregor may be
safe and sound today... after they were found stuck inside a florida storm drain. the pair shut down a busy street in orange county, florida. one of the birds managed to fly away... but the second eagle fell deeper into the drain. he was rescued by wildlife experts... and doing fine. a wildlife center says it takes about