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report of the scene and the latest in the investigation. nevada governor brian sandoval could be next up for a seat at the supreme court. what he has to say about the nomination. bringing big bucks to the valley. the e-d-c is heading back to the valley soon. the financial weight it brings to the city and the dangers that tag along. good morning i'm maria silva. i'm dave hall. now it's time to get a first look at your fox5 weather 24-7 forcast... meteorologist cassandra jones joins us now. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. temperatures reach back up into the 70s today for the next week with a high of 74 degrees today. we'll be warmer friday with 77, then 79 saturday, 78
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looking like the nicest weather weekend so far this year. light breezes will be with us 10-15 mph during the weekend afternoons. monday we'll see southwest gusts to 25-30 mph with a high of 77, then north gusts 25-30 mph on tuesday with a high of 72 before going back up to 75 by next wednesday. here's your fox5 traffic solutions here is a look at your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here is a look at your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps here are your photos for the day back to the news desk. a woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle on boulder highway. police say the driver took off.
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lagrange joins us live from that intersection with the latest on the investigation. nick? dave and maria -- police say that woman was crossing here late last night when she was struck and killed by a vehicle. they say they did find the vehicle this morning. however, they are still looking for the suspect. henderson police say this incident was called in around eleven o'clock wednesday night. police say the victim was crossing outside of a marked crosswalk, wearing dark clothing... ...when she was hit by a silver mercedes-benz c- l-k. police say that vehicle has been reported stolen. police searched for that vehicle for a few hours this morning, before spotting nearby. however, the vehicle's driver was nowhere to be found. the victim was pronounced dead, here at the scene. we don't have identification on the victim. we also don't have identification or a description of the suspect, other than that police say it is a male suspect they are looking for. of course -- if you see that vehicle, or have any
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investigation, please call police immediately. dave and maria? a woman died in a house fire, after witnesses say she tried to rescue her pets. this fire started around noon yesterday, near nellis and harmon. witnesses told
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the burning home, to save her pets. she didn't make it out, and firefighters found her body. turns out, neighbors rescued the pets. "sandra jones/witness "i saw men beating down the side yard there trying to get back there and they were after dogs, they got some dogs, meanwhile somebody had gone back in the house." witnesses say animal control took the animals. firefighters haven't said how the fire started. new details on why a father was arrested, after his 12-year-old son shot and killed himself. according to olin manuel's arrest report... the father purchased the gun from a former coworker. because he was on probation from a grand larceny conviction, he wasn't supposed to have any firearms in his home. manuel told police his son was recently grounded for bringing marijuana to school, and he spent a lot of time in his room. but manuel did not believe the boy was
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police say the gun was not locked up... and other children in the home were in danger when the bullet went through the wall. the death toll continues to rise as storms sweep across parts of the southeast. at least 4 people were killed as a tornado hit virginia. this is part of a storm system back east, unleashing more than a dozen tornadoes yesterday across virginia, florida, and north carolina. leaving more than 220 thousand people without power. winter storm warnings and advisories are now in effect from texas to delaware. nevada rancher ammon bundy and other oregon refuge occupiers plead not guilty to federal conspiracy charges yesterday. this is the group that took over the wildlife refuge for 41 days, in a standoff against federal officials the judge told the group they are innocent until proven guilty. but some told the judge they feel like they are being treated like convicts. mitt romney thinks there's a something hidden
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tax returns... and he's calling on the presidential candidate to release them. romney believes trump may not be as wealthy as he says he is... or perhaps he hasn't been paying as much taxes as he should. the 2012 republican nominee also called on marco rubio and ted cruz to release their tax returns. trump says there's no bombshell in his taxes, other than how the government spends his money. but he hasn't decided if he will share those returns with the country. hillary clinton scored a victory on saturday in nevada's democratic caucus. and now she has a major nevada endorsement. "she is a person who is a very quick learner, all you need to do is look at what happened after 9/11, gee did she do a good job. she fought for new york like i've never seen anyone fight. " nevada senator harry reid says he believes clinton will better serve the middle class. reid also commended
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care views, and said she should be the first female president. the senator voted "uncommitted" during the caucus. reid said he wanted to stay neutral between clinton and bernie sanders so he wouldn't be accused of rigging the caucus. senator reid also spoke about the possibility of governor brian sandoval being considered for the next supreme court justice. " i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person, he has a great record, and he's white house sandoval may be one of several potential supreme court nominees. a republican nomination could attempt by to court the senate g-o-p. sandoval says he was honored his name was mentioned, but hasn't officially considered for a nomination. former federal judge, and is moderate republican.
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has so far generated more than a billion dollars for the las vegas community. the event has a reputation for drug use and abuse... and on average one person a year dies while attending. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg breaks down the economic impact... and some of the problems the electric daisy carnival faces... the electric daisy carnival isn't the most popular music festival in the world... but edc fans spend more per day than any other event... about 288 dollars per person per day... and when you consider nearly the electric daisy carnival isn't the most popular music festival in the world... but edc fans spend more per day than any other event... about 288 dollars per person per day... and when you consider nearly half a million people come in town just for this event it adds up. one point three billion dollars.... that's how much money one music festival has pumped into the city of las vegas. pasquel rottella ceo and founder of insomniac events who puts on the electric
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to put money back into his city... and bring people to the event. i never imagined it to be as big of a number as 1.3 at least in five years the three night dance party held at the motor speedway draws more than 300 thousand people to sin city every year... festival goers generated more than 350-million dollars just in 2015. the crowds ar some of the most well behaved beautiful people in the world and im very proud of what we do while the economic boost from e-d-c cannot be denied... neither can its association with drug use... specifically ecstasy and molly otherwise known as mdma. the electric daisy carnival moved to the city from los angeles after a 16 year old overdosed. rodg- with edc there is always that cloud hanging over it that it draws negative publicity because of the people the clientelle or the music that they promote rod- when we talk about specific drugs we see a variety mdma marijuana we do see cociane and meth as well each year since the festivals move to las vegas... at least one person has died from what the clark county coroner calls molly
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in 2014 there were three... rotella tells fox 5 its not the event... its a drug problem nationwide. i think its city leaders responsibility to keep people safe young and old we get all kinds of people at edc unfortunately substance abuse is way further reaching much more of a problem its not just exclusive to our dance events edc pays off duty officers to patrol the speedway... this past event.... 76 people were arrested for drug related offenses and more than 14 hundred sought medical attention. rodriguez- is it a problem for us? its a focus of concern for us when you have 400- thousand people over a weekend you are going to have some problems but if you can get in front of them it can create a safe event edc says they have a zero tolerance policy for drugs... and give heavily back to the clark county community. they encourage everyone not to believe the events bad rap... its not anythign anyone should be afraid and the best way is to not judge for a distance and come down and attend most likely they have not attended one of our events before and if they have they were probably with the wrong people rodriguez- when we get the question is drug use a problem there i think this organization does very well at discouraging people from using drugs rod- we have a large amount of officers
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introducing drugs using drugs we utilize undercover to make sure this behavior isnt taking place its not to say we dont make arrests we do we make a lot of arrests rod- i thin keconomically t brings a lot of great things t our city as metro is concerned we deveote a large amount of resources to this but it doesnt take away from other resources in the valley rod- with any event there is some amount of criminal element that may present our responsibility is to weed out that vegas... cheese, pepperoni.. flavored crust. i'm getting hungry we're talking about pizza. we'll show you how the pizza industry is taking over vegas! hitting the track and clearing the roads. the steps being taken to make sure nascar traffic doesn't stop drivers in
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patients... be careful who you buy it from! "inviting an unknown drug dealer to your home by clicking on a shady website is just asking for trouble. doing so gives them your name, your address, and possibly access to your private medical information. do not put your personal information at risk!" metro reminds everyone only licensed medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to sell pot. illegal dealers and delivery services are pretending to be legitimate providers, and taking advantage of customers. police say there's been several robberies and cases of physical harm reported. now fox weather
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jones good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. temperatures reach back up into the 70s today for the next week with a high of 74 degrees today. we'll be warmer friday with 77, then 79 saturday, 78 sunday. this is looking like the nicest weather weekend so far this year. light breezes will be with us 10-15 mph during the weekend afternoons. monday we'll see southwest gusts to 25-30 mph with a high of 77, then north gusts 25-30 mph on tuesday with a high of 72 before going back
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here's your fox5 traffic solutions here is a look at your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps here are your photos for the day back to the news desk. vegas is ranked as one of the cities with the most pizza places per capita! fox 5's miguel martinez-valle set out to find some of the best pie in town. intro:" well the pizza buisiness is competitive here in the valley so we talked to a few local favorites to find out what it takes to get a slice of the profits." " its the ultimate comunal food, pizza is the most shared food in the world, its the number two food consuemed globally." pizza is serious
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vegas valley and with tourism bringing thousands of people in and out per week, local pizza places have to constantly outdue each other for a slice of the profit pie... " as we know theres a lot of pizza places out here to compete with. from high end places on the strip, we try to set us apart with a really good beverage program." pizza enthusiasts agree, what the customer wants is a great pizza... which can mean different things for different people " im from the east coast so you know new yorker style." " and in order to see just what it takes to make a great pizza we decided to make one ourselves..." track: both pizza rock and dom demarco's told me, for them getting the best ingrediants is key everything from the tomatoes used for the sauce to the cheese put on top, has to be the best quality. tag: " time to throw this bad boy in the oven." " in todays world people know more and more about their food, they want to know where their food is coming from, whos
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growing on." nevada has the 5th most pizza places per capita in the nation, and these pizza makers say its welcome competition " if you drive all the way down that road you will see pizza places on every single corner,. so it doesnt suprise me at all and thats ultimatly why were here, its a good market." theyre confident what theyre serving... will keep the customers coming back tag: " i think thats enough work for me, i'm gonna stay here and enjoy this pizza, but i'll toss it back to you at the desk. for fox5 miguel martinez- valle, fox5 news local las vegas." association of pizzeria operators is holding a pizza expo on march 8th. the event is not but pizza enthusiasts can buy tickets online a fire training roller was tough... even for
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firefighters. "it's very scary coming from 550 feet above the ground even for our firefighters. it's dangerous, we don't want to do that unles we have to, and that's in case everything else fails that this is how we're going to bring people down and we would know how to do it." " fire crews from orlando, new york, and las vegas practiced what to do, if an observation wheel ever caught fire. teams used 30 thousand dollars worth of safety gear for the drill. orlando already has a large observation wheel, new york may soon get one. north las vegas is getting another economic boom. a desert lot will soon be the site of one of the largest development projects in our state. "these are all things that not only will help north las vegas, but will help the whole region. it will attract a lot of other businesses to southern nevada and we're happy to share our real estate with them. " a groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for the northgate distrubution center near i-15 and lamb.
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square foot distribution center, on a 120 acre lot. the first phase is expected to be finished this year. who runs the world? girls. and we're here to save the day. the new all girl superhero line hitting stores
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the las vegas motor speedway is getting ready to welcome racing fans for nascar weekend. one main issue ... getting thousands of people to and from the event. " because we have so many busses and because people take the busses, and because of a lot of hard work of people over the years, we've been able to improve traffic flow to the speedway and away from the speedway." there will be one hundred shuttles
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passengers from the strip and downtown... and bringing them to the speedway. the goal is to get about three thousand cars off the road and clear up traffic. fans will want to budget for the busses... it will cost 99 bucks for all three days. we have information on how to get a shuttle, or park if you plan on driving... on the home page of our website fox5 vegas dot com. during nascar weekend in las vegas...fox 5 will once again bring you speedway saturday night. we'll have feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know to get you ready for the race at the las vegas motor speedway. it's next saturday march 5-th at 7 p-m. girls are here and ready to save the world!! there's a new line of action figures -- and it's all girl superheroes. supergirl and her super friends will have a new life -- in target stores.. it's part of the d-c super hero girls line. featuring action
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clothes. the line includes familiar faces like poison ivy, batgirl, and wonder woman. this after controversy over a new star wars action figure line -- did not feature any females...even though the main character of the force awakens is rey -- a woman. the new superheroes will be available next month. plenty more straight ahead on fox5 news this morning... including this. "he likes it. hey mikey!" mikey liked his cereal... but you know who doesn't... millennials... see why at 5. in today's health headlines... a sexually transmitted disease is making the rounds in las vegas... why the health district is now urging everyone
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thursday morning... a hit and run accident has left one woman dead... and henderson police still looking for the driver. a valley home goes up in flames and when the smoke clears firefighters make a disturbing discovery. what witnesses say sent the victim running back into
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(trump sound from pkg) "people have not done very well against me so far everyone who has attacked me has gone down." you better believe they'll try again tonight... fresh off his win in nevada... donald trump better have some armor for tonight's republican debate. let's get straight to breaking news on valley roads... good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. henderson police are investigating a hit-and-run, this morning... ...that left one woman dead. police say that woman was hit while crossing the street on boulder highway nera warm springs. fox five's nick lagrange joins us live from that intersection with the latest on the investigation. nick? dave and maria -- police say that woman was crossing here late last night when she was struck and killed by a vehicle. they say they have found the vehicle involved, but have not yet located the suspect. henderson police say this incident was called in around eleven o'clock

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