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what experts say needs to be done to make things safer. looking back on 2015, one thing that's jumped out to many people in the valley is the number of deadly car crashes in the past year. the numbers aren't pretty.... especially for pedestrian deaths. a traffic expert tells us there are a number of dangers that have made this problem worse. action news reporter david schuman has a look at the sobering statistics and what can be done to make sure 2016 is a safer year on the roads. first...you have to know the extent of the problem. 2015: 207 crash fatalities -- up from 174 in 2014. pedestrian deaths? 61. 13:36:04 erin breen, unlv traffic safety expert "we had almost a record bad year for pedestrians. the highest we've had in 20 years." so what's going on? it's not very scientific...but expert erin breen has a theory -- selfish drivers. 13:37:29 "you see people driving like idiots all the time. they're darting in and out of traffic, they're speeding through and you think 'wow! how is that person not going to kill themself?" another theory she floated is that an improving economy means more people on the roads driving to work and just being out of the
but that doesn't answer the most important question of what's being done. boulder highway is a particular trouble spot in the valley. a group of police officers and lawmakers are meeting this week to discuss...and hopefully implement...changes. 13:41:22 "it sounds like they're going to lower the speed limit from 55 in the areas where it's 55 and make the speeds uniform along boulder highway which would help a great deal." long-term...breen expects more crosswalks and better-lit crosswalks. ultimately though it's up to individual drivers. she urges people to put the phones down and leave plenty of time to get where you're going. there are apps you can download that will automatically respond to text messages and calls while you're driving. it can be tempting to get that urge to check the phone but now with the help of technology you death of a man who was found in the street near rainbow and
according to authorities the man was riding a segway when he somehow fell off and died from his injuries. not much more is known at this time, but police are continuing to investigate and we'll, of course, keep you updated. a scary scene yesterday out a red rock canyon. at around noon an adult male hiker fell at "man's best friend trail." the extent of the his injuries are unknown at this time, but you can see in this video rescuers taking him on a stretcher to an ambulance. it is now known how far the hiker fell. friends and family are mourning the death of a man shot and killed by metro police. 23-year-old keith childress junior was gunned down after police tried to arrest him on a warrant. police say.. he appeared to be holding a weapon... which turned out to be a cell phone. "i just feel like he's another victim of police brutality" us marshalls were hunting for childress after he skipped out on a phoenix court date. he was to be sentenced for multiple felonies including burglary, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. las vegas police say they were called in to help take him in
after he surfaced here. they found him at a house on goldto empty his hands...but they say he started walking toward them.... they fired when they believed he had a weapon. "this is heartbreaking, devastating, theres not a word in existence to describe the amount of pain and devastation this has caused" childress was a father of a young boy and had another baby on the way. the officers who shot him are now on paid administrative leave. a developing story this morning authorities say singer chris brown is suspected of theft... after an incident inside a suite at the palms yesterday morning. an altercation took place over a cell phone when a woman began taking pictures of brown. the victim is alleged to have suffered minor injuries after phone. at this time, metro has not been able to speak with brown about the incident. the investigation is ongoing. an action news update on a fatal attack at a las vegas doctor's office. authorities say 43-year-old ..."mario chism"...
nearly 2-weeks after fleeing the scene of a deadly shooting. police say chism and a woman believed to be a patient wore ski masks... attacked the doctor and robbed his office. according to investigators... chism ran off after the woman he was with... 45-year-old "veronica clay".... was fatally shot by an office employee. chism is facing severall charges including burglary, robbery and kidnapping. good morning everyone! coming up... a group of armed protestors have taken over a federal building this morning....we'll tell you why. plus, 2016 is off to a devastating start for the midwest....historic flooding is causing major problems. we'll tell you if there's any relief on the way... ((ad-lib))
throughout the day. without the clouds vegas would likely see temperatures solidly in the 60s and even upper 60s would be possible. but alas, the clouds came along to the party and will be the wet blanket keeping temperatures in the mid 50s today. highs will take a tumble into monday as an ocean storm misses the area to the south but will toss some showers back towards the city. those showers will be
runs are keeping precipitation totals light - likely around a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch for monday. a stronger storm pushes in from the west tuesday and brings more substantial rain with it. rainfall totals will likely be around a quarter to a half inch of rain for the valley and surrounding areas. snow levels
keep snow out of the valley but significant accumulations are expected for the mountains and mt. charleston could pick up their first 12" snowfall in quite some time. wednesday the rain will taper off in the morning and leave a soggy but not raining afternoon. evening commutes tuesday and morning commutes on wednesday will likely be pretty tough.
subside after extreme flooding caused by more than ten inches of rain. the floodwaters have brought destruction and misery to illinois, where -9- have died. in missouri, -15- have died and recovery is a long way off. this morning--the worst is yet to come for some places as the waters are moving south. abc's richard cantu has the latest. from the sky, the breadth and the depth of this disaster are sending its waters seeping and ... floodwaters swallowing everything in their path. blake: they are in shock , because its reached its highest, since like 1993 i think [sandbagging] desperate measures failed to hold the water at bay. or came too late for many homeowners. sot dustin koerber cape girardeau,mo fire department "they go to work in the morning, everything's fine, and they come home eight hours later and we had water rise four feet." the floods have claimed hundreds of homes -- and at least twenty- four
suburban st. louis, matt kraichley told abc's indra petersons he could only watch helplessly as the rising waters battered his house from this ... to this ... and finally dismantling it to driftwood. sot matt kraichely lost home to flood but you guys are all safe? everyone did get out okay? yes, everyone got out. my dog's all right. so... they are the important things [map] the threat of major flooding from cresting rivers will move down the mississippi and hang over the region for weeks. meaning scenes like these are an ominous preview of the new year for many communities. richard cantu, abc news, new york declaration vo right now missouri is under a state of emergency. president obama signed a federal emergency disaster declaration for the state yesterday. the action allows the department of homeland security and fema to coordinate necessary relief efforts. federal money will also be used to help pay for the clean up. missouri governor jay dixon, who you just saw in that report
of the area affected by the floods. embassy vo some international news breaking overnight... there's a lot of backlash and protests happening in the middle east after saudi arabia executed 47 people, accused of terror acts. crowds in tehran ransacked the saudi embassy in the capital city of iran. you can see some of the demonstrators after they broke into the embassy... some 40 people have been arrested there. turning now to a developing story .. a group of armed protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in oregon. the group is being led by members of the bundy family. they are accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land. the protesters occupied part of the malheur national wildlife refuge near burns after a march and rally supporting dwight and steven hammond. the hammonds are ranchers who were convicted of arson after a controlled burn got out of hand. prosecutors say the hammonds started the 130-acre fire to cover up poaching. they were sentenced to five years in prison and beginning their sentences tomorrow. after the march yesterday, the armed protesters broke into the
and refused to leave. "it is the people's facility, owned by the people, and it has been provided for us to be able to come together and united and making a hard stand against this -- this overreach. this taking of the people's land and resources." ammon bundy says the group is armed, but said he would not describe it as a militia. he's the son of cliven bundy, a rancher who engaged in a standoff last year with federal officials right here in nevada. a u-s fish and wildlife service spokesperson said the agency and the bureau of land management are aware of the armed protesters, and monitoring the situation. breaking overnight in colorado springs... police responded to a shooting at the citadel mall. cops say a man and woman were shot near the hooters restaurant at the mall. both have non-life threatening injuries. one person is in custody but police are searching for an suv in connection. this shooting comes on the heels of a deadly shooting at a
long ago, in the same area. three people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a cemetery before killing himself in ontario, california. the shooting happened around 3 yesterday afternoon. police say the three people appear to have known each other, but it's not clear what their relationship was. detectives are working to determine what led up to the shooting. turning to foxboro, massachusetts, where police arrested a connecticut man near gillette stadium after finding a meat cleaver, sword and stun gun in his car. it happened just hours before the nhl's winter classic. this man, 48-year-old matthew bromson is facing several charges including three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. several people told police bromson was acting suspiciously in the stadium's employee parking lot. he will be in court for arraignment tomorrow. straight ahead... incredible video coming out of oklahoma this morning...we'll tell you what caused this massive explosion. you're watching good morning las vegas on channel 13. we'll be right back on this
fire investigators say the scene looked like a tornado tore through the area an oklahoma natural gas crew was reportedly working in the backyard of the house checking a gas leak ...when a fire started near a gas meter, causing the explosion. fire officials say a man who was inside the home was thrown from his bed. he is being treated for minor burns. eight homes in the neighborhood were evacuated and two other people were taken to the hospital for difficulty breathing. purple vo a picture of an eight week old kitten is causing a lot of people to talk around the country.... take a look...this kitten was dropped off at a san jose animal shelter on christmas eve. the first thing you might notice is someone dyed him blue. so the shelter staff named him "smurf." but there's something more disturbing about this story...
fur...those are puncture wounds from apparently being abused. he has 20 of them and some are pretty deep. "he has a very good prognosis to be a normal cat. he's very sweet and very gentle and loves attention. and he's relatively strong considering what he's been through." smurf will have surgery next week to repair his wounds. he's made friends with another kitten and they'll be placed in foster care together. a contact 13 consumer alert this morning. a new push to shut down those popular daily fantasy sports websites. the two largest companies... sued... accused of illegal gambling. and if this new attempt succeeds... it could mean hundreds of thousands of players who bet big.. will get their money back. here's abc's marci gonzalez. a potentially crippling new setback for two giants of daily fantasy sports nat commercial if you've played fan duel or draft kings in new york, you sites reportedly taking in
in entry fees from at least 600- thousand customers here in 2015 (gfx) in a lawsuit, schneiderman is also asking those companies to pay a fine of up to 5-thousand per case (gfx)? nat commercial: "i've deposited a total of $35 on fanduel and won over $2,000,000." schneiderman accusing the companies of misrepresenting the chances of sot darren rovell espn sports business reporter the idea here is that these ny residents deserve money back bc they originally based on doubling money which is what - a false promise schneiderman- adding this to a lawsuit he filed in november...-- calling them "illegal gambling operations." draft kings responding to the newly proposed fines saying in a statement "like the nyag (new york attorney general's) original complaint, it is based on the fundamental misunderstanding of fantasy sports competitions. " fan duel says we are thoroughly disappointed in the attorney general's ongoing actions and will fight this meritless, amended suit." marci
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after a shooting on the northeast side. one man is dead - another is injured - and now a witness is speaking out. it all went down yesterday morning at siegel "slots and suites" near nellis and craig. action news reporter michael burton has the story. looking ahead to this week, the trial for a former church
there's been many delays in getting the trial started. holland was known as "reverend otis" to many at the united faith church and he was also featured on the tv show "america's most wanted" before his arrest. everything is expected to get under way tomorrow. turning to the latest developments on a deadly shooting in north las vegas the victim's brother says the murder was not an accident. he sent us this picture of the victim, who we are told is 44-year-old patrick fleming. family members say fleming and his killer had a history that came to a head yesterday around noon. according to police, the shooting happened inside an apartment after a fight broke out...but the suspect ran off and still hasn't been found. however, police say they may have a good lead in the case. the victims brother says witnesses have told officers exactly who they should be looking for an action news update this morning on a deadly new years eve crash the coroner has identified one of the victims... as 22-year-old "jacob alan varner". according to friends... varner was an airman at nellis airforce base. nhp says speed did play a role in the accident...they say
then rolled over and burst into flames. varner and his passenger were both killed. "reno provisions", a reno cafe and grocery store that was tied to an e. coli outbreak is closing its doors for good. health officials say a dessert made and sold there was what caused customers at the twisted fork restaurant to become ill back in october. they say there were at least 21 cases of e. coli. a couple is currently suing reno provisions for $10,000 over the outbreak. a contact 13 consumer alert to tell you about... nevada's attorney general is warning nevadans..... about a new phone scam. callers are posing as representatives..... with the attorney general's office. it's similar to the ongoing i-r-s scam... the callers threaten arrest... or a lawsuit... and attempt to collect personal information... and money.... from their victims. remember... the nevada attorney general's office will never ask... or require you... to make payments by phone. an action news update... the site of the san bernardino shooting rampage that left 14
set to reopen tomorrow there will be tighter security as the inland regional center's 6-hundred employees return to work. the center has been closed since december 2nd when syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik went on a shooting rampage. both were killed later in a shootout with police. good morning las vegas... coming up... a woman is being remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice...all in the name of saving her beloved pets! plus, an ongoing methan gas leak is causing problems for a lot of families. now, one family plans to take action. thick clouds will cover up las
in the mid 50s today. highs will take a tumble into monday as an ocean storm misses the area to the south but will toss some showers back towards the city. those showers will be scattered at best and model runs are keeping precipitation totals light - likely around a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch for monday. a stronger storm pushes in from the
substantial rain with it. rainfall totals will likely be around a quarter to a half inch of rain for the valley and surrounding areas. snow levels will be around 5,000 feet will keep snow out of the valley but significant accumulations are expected for the mountains and mt. charleston could pick up their first 12" snowfall in
wednesday the rain will taper off in the morning and leave a soggy but not raining afternoon. evening commutes tuesday and morning commutes on wednesday will likely be pretty tough. another system pushes in which will be colder, but successive model runs have decreased the moisture content so not expecting much precip from
remembered as a hero after she tried saving her pets from a fire at her mobile home. fire crews say 48-year-old laura doud originally made it out of the home safely and even called 9-1-1. dispatch told her to stay outside, but she resisted, thinking her pets were still inside the home...she braved the raging fire to save them unfortunately her dogs were already outside um and she apparently didn't know it and unfortunately went in there for no reason> the tight knit community says they are now focusing on healing and remembering doud as a woman who loved her family, friends and cared deeply for her pets. the animals have been taken in by doud's family. fire officials still haven't determined the cause of the fire. an ongoing methane gas leak has forced hundreds of people in southern california into temporary housing... at the expense of a local gas utility. one family is taking that utility to court over their toddler's health problems.
(nats) the katz family...a blended modern day brady bunch going on. i'm heartbroken, i mean we had to leave our beautiful home.. from a massive methane gas leak. (brian katz/ gas leak victim) "the smell can cause you to be nauseated, it can cause to give headaches.. nose bleeds which i have had; stomach problems." infrared video, taken by environmental activists, shows a noxious plume rising over porter ranch from the aliso canyon storage facility owned by southern california gas. the utility says the underground leak first detected in october may not be stopped until late march. (mike mizrahi/ socal gas spokesman) "we're drilling a relief well. that relief well is going to go way down, about 85 hundred feet, it's going to intersect with the leaking well, and then pump liquids and muds down there to stop the flow of gas, and then cement to permanently abandon the well." while so cal
residents of 22 hundred porter ranch homes to stay in temporary housing... including yitz dekel (yitz dekel/ gas leak victim) "it's a slow moving tsunami of evacuees, more and more people.. have nose bleeding.. and people realize this is serious stuff." the gas company adds more than 6-thousand people are seeking financial aid.. due to the leak. many of them applying for help at a community center it established. some government agencies are now taking extreme precautions.. the f-a-a invoked a no-fly zone to 2- thousand feet and a half mile around the leak site... in response to fears gas fumes could be ignited by aircraft above. the l-a unified school district closed two schools below the leak... and is transferring almost 19-hundred students that means two of the katz boys will start class on a new campus after winter break... and the family says two-year-old ava has suffered the most.. the katz's claim -- in one of several lawsuits against so cal gas -- the leak resulted in
left ava in intensive care for four days . the suit adds ava had no prior health problems and experienced some form of seizure. (christine katz/ gas leak victim) "you know even though we're so upset and saddened and stressed, (we're) trying to hold it together for them.. it's hard .. we're a big family. just one family moved out by a gas leak disaster that might be unseen.. and is still months away from being undone. paul vercammen cnn los angles. when good morning las vegas returns... a pastor confronts a gunman who bursted into his church holding a shotgun....and it all ended with no shots being fired...we'll tell you this incredible story coming up! ((ad-lib))
for a quick look at how the weather is shaping up for the rest of your weekend plans. without the clouds vegas would likely see temperatures solidly in the 60s and even upper 60s would be possible. but alas, the clouds came along to the party and will be the wet blanket keeping temperatures in the mid 50s today. turning to this morning's red white and blue political
republican presidential candidate donald trump doesn't seem to be fazed by reports that a terrorist group is featuring him in a recruiting video. the republican frontrunner spoke to supporters at a campaign stop in biloxi, mississippi yesterday. during the rally, trump blamed both president obama and democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton, for the rise of isis. they have a bunch of dishonest people they've created isis. hillary clinton created isis with obama." trump later went on to say hillary clinton should be in jail because of the ongoing email scandal she's facing. vo gop presidential candidate marco rubio continues his run on the campaign trail. yesterday he took the stage in south carolina and talked some
the state is filled with south carolina and clemson fans...clemson is playing in this year's national championship game. rubio also took time to shake hands and talk about barbeque. new information this morning u-s officials say 17 guantanamo bay prison detainees are cleared for release and will be transferred next week. once the 17 prisoners are moved there will be 90 detainees left. 59 of the remaining prisoners are not eligible to be transferred to another country so they would need to be moved to a prison in the u-s if guantanamo is closed. president obama vowed to close the guantanamo bay prison when he was first elected president. president obama is vowing to bypass congress to take action on gun control. the president and his administration believes the new executive actions would make it more difficult for the mentally ill, criminals, and terrorists to arm themselves with powerful weapons. the president announcing in his weekly radio address he will meet with attorney general loretta lynch monday to decide what he can do on his own without violating the second amendment.
right while keeping an irresponsible, dangerous few from inflicting harm on a massive scale." the white house wants to broaden the number of gun dealers who must perform background checks, and stop those on the no-fly list from buying guns. quite the story coming out of north carolina this morning... a pastor may have saved the lives of his congregation when he confronted a gunman during a sermon about gun violence. on new year's eve, pastor larry wright was talking to his small flock about shooting deaths in his community. that's when a man walked in the church, carrying a rifle -- and a magazine of ammunition. wright says he walked up to the man and asked, "can i help you?" the gunman asked the pastor to pray for him. wright took the rifle and gave it to a deacon, then hugged the man and prayed with him. the man said he wanted to hurt someone, but he felt compelled to seek help within the church. police arrived during the dramatic incident and took the man into custody. officers say the man was voluntarily committed to a mental health facility. still ahead on good morning las vegas.. an epic comeback on the college
hiring" in the valley. pt's brewing company is hosting a job fair next week on tuesday and wednesday. they're seeking fulltime and parttime employees to work as bar hosts, servers, bussers and more. this is for their brand new las vegas brewery set to open this year. interested candidates should "dress to impress" and bring a current resume. interviews will be held right on the spot. the fair is happening at the golden entertainment employment center at jones near the southern beltway. an epic come back on the college football gridiron..... it's topping our stories... now trending... tcu pulling off what seemed to be an impossible win at the alamo bowl. while there may be many reasons to celebrate-- did the comeback have anything to do with the coach's wardrobe switch?
- overnight - a bowl game for the record books announcer nat - the largest comeback in bowl game history t-c-u - stunning 2abcnewsvaleroalamo bowlenglishltt - it was 31 nothing, and tcu wins 47-71 (show beginning of game) the horned frogs, entering the game without suspended starting quarterback trevon boykin - (nats oregon's first td - if announce nats, great!) and oregon taking quick advantage in the first half (show montage of oregon scores) scoring again?and again - amassing a seemingly insurmountable lead. t-c-u's head coach, in need of a change in his team's luck? (show split-screen of coach's shirts from wsoregontcu) opting?for a change in wardrobe? sot coach (from wsoregontcu) - "black wasn't working" and in the second half, the superstitious switch, seeming to pay off! (show tcu qb throwing for touchdown in 2nd half, w/ nats if possible) backup q-b bram kohlhausen overtimes? (nats of the kohlhausen 3rd o-t touchdown - then show more celebrating for end of line) before running in the final touchdown himself, to put an exclamation point on that we could come back, take
(nats of victory dance) t-c-u ending the night with a trophy - and a well- deserved victory dance?capping off a victory for the ages. turning now to the nba where oklahoma city superstar kevin durant and a charlotte hornets fan got into a little incident during last nights game. you can see here security had to go over and talk with the man. there was speculation the fan was upset that kevin durant was invading his personal space. we haven't heard what actually caused the incident, but it appears the fan was able to stay at the game. you can check out all of the stories that are trendingg today.. just head to our website, and click on "now trending" another full hour of news and right now... right now on good morning las vegas... 2015 was a deadly year on the valley roads...what can be done to make sure 2016 is safer for both pedestrians and drivers? plus, superstar chris brown possibly causing some trouble
vegas? we'll tell you what metro is saying... but first---a live look outside...fairly quiet on the weather front...but we have some changes on the way.... good morning las vegas! i'm bryan callahan... the time now is ... let's get started with a weather first check with carlo falco! good morning carlo. ((ad-lib)) ((ad-lib)) our top story on good morning las vegas 2015 was a deadly year on the valley roadways especially for