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second arrest report that says ryne brinks was not only texting with but also sending nude photos to students at another school. fox5's ophelia young is at schofield middle school right now with the allegations from another teenaged student. it was after they saw ryne brinks arrested on the news - a mother and another 13 year old approached ccsd saying he also had an inappropriate relationship here at schofield elementary school. the girl told police brinks told her she remind him of a younger version of his then girlfriend. she explains that he began messaging her on instagram and the communication eventually turned sexual - she says they exchanged photos of different body parts and he touched himself inappropriately in videos and phone conversations. she told police the 4 month relationship ended when he started a new job at southern highland prep - where he began texting another 13 year old - a charge he pleaded guilty to to today. metro detectives
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cases - with technology in almost every child's hands - this is their advice to parents. "in this day and age a lot of kids and young kids are using social media as a way of communicating, and also texting, it's very important that parents have access to their social media as well as make sure they can get in to their phones to see text messages and information like that." today brinks pleaded guilty to the inappropriate texting in the southern highlands prep case - the las vegas township justice court explains as a part of that plea bargain - the pornography cases from here at schofield be dropped. he is due for sentencing june 8th. reporting live. southern
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academy fired brinks in early october. the parent from schofield middle school approached police later that month. clark county school district superintendent pat skorkowsky outlines the district's accomplishments last year and what we can look forward to this fall in his state of the district address. fox5's les krifaton joins us live from the newsroom, les what did skorkowsky have to say he took over the reins of the school district two years ago and his vision seems to have made a difference and he's chomping at the bit to build on the most recent successes. this year's theme for pat skorkowsky's state of the district speech was 'leaping forward'. among the many accomplishments he had the opportunity to talk about was 3 ccsd schools made it into the rankings of the 335 top schools in the country. only miami-dade school district had more schools in that category this year. other accomplishments last year included
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graduation rate. the teacher shortage situation could become a thing of the past according to skorkowsky. thanks to a new higher starting salary the superintendent thinks it will become easier to attract more teachers to clark county " we're actually going out to teachers who have 1 to 3 years of experience and teachers that have 29 plus years experience and actually getting them because those are the teachers who would be willing to move." for the next school year skorkowsky wants to continue to improve reading proficiency, diminish the achievement gap, increase the graduation rates, get family and the community more involved in their neighborhood schools, continue to improve student safety and happiness and building on career technology education. technology side bragging rights robot built at memorial. 646 teams from 34 countries, cimarron had the number two robotics team in the world. so things are slowly but surely
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school district. last week... the school board gave pat skorkowsky a new two year contract. a las vegas tradition for nascar.... is going away this year. why you won't see the hauler parade on the strip.... during a busy week for race fans. it's nascar week
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few it's nascar week here in the valley .. and there are a few events and one major change you need to know about.. according to the las vegas motor speedway .. there will not be a hauler parade down the strip this year. in a statement, the speedway says this is because the trucks will be coming in from atlanta.... before the big kobalt 400 is sunday. if you are driving to the speedway .. make sure you bring your parking passes. the speedway recommends using the las vegas boulevard entrances to get to various lots .. but as you can see on this map, the lots normally used for 'exotic racing' and drag strip parking are also open .. and you can get to those from the 15 at the speedway
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and after the race ... crews will be trying to get as many people as possible out to las vegas boulevard .. but remember .. depending on what exit you use - you can only go one way on the boulevard. if you park in the northwest lots .. you will use the same exits you came in from to get back to the 15. all of this and much more about parking and the new shuttle buses from the strip and downtown can be found at fix 5 vegas dot com. tand don't forget fox five's "speedway saturday night" special will feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know for racing's biggest weekend. the special airs saturday, march 5th at 7 p-m. many couples headed to the wedding capital of the world to get hitched on a date that only happens once every four years. several venues around the valley were booked for leap day! today -- the neon museum performed two weddings on the property. the first ceremony was crystal seligman and adam white from portland, oregon. the couple
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that's far from traditional... so they were married by elvis! they also wanted a unique anniversary celebration every four years. "we are at crosswords of art and history a lot of people are familiar with history of las vegas and wanted it to be backdrop of special day. so its always exciting for us..." the neon museum says they started offering weddings after its grand opening in 2012. they also do special events photo shoots. not cheap and changing again. we'll explain the new price structure on a single day pass to disney parks. suck in and put on your seatbelt. how one lawmaker is trying to eliminate the tight quarters on airplanes. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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in the battle of the burgers, one made a "declaration of delicious"... ...jack.
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so that everyone could taste history-making burgers. and america ate it up. true story. we're making every burger better, like the new double jack. history never tasted so good. five-time world champion evander "real deal" holyfield versus the $4 real deal from carl's jr. a charbroiled double cheeseburger, and a crispy spicy chicken sandwich, plus small fries and an ice-cold coke. go round, after round, after round, after round. it's the heavyweight champion... of deals. the $4 real deal.
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student - held captive by north korea - was put on display for state media by the
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"i am begging to the korean people and government for my forgiveness." otto warmbier was arrested in late january. the university of virginia student is accused of stealing a political sign from a hotel where he was staying during a trip to pyongyang. he apologized and wept... although it isn't known how much of the display was an act. "we've seen the news conference and we're aware of this particular situation and have been for almost a couple of months now. the fact is there's no greater priority for the administration than the welfare and safety of u.s. citizens abroad." this comes as north korea is expected to face tough new u-n sanctions following a nuclear test in january... as well as a long range rocket launch earlier this month. last night.... the movie "spotlight" won the academy award for "best picture".... once again drawing attention to the sex abuse scandal in the catholic church. amy kellogg has more on how art is reflecting a very serious issue in
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(script) a big admission from a top vatican official. an australian cardinal says the catholic church made errors concerning its sex abuse scandal... telling a government commission investigating the priestly abuse of children he was not testifying to quote, "defend the indefensible." pell says: "..the church has made enormous mistakes and is working to remedy those, but the church in many places, certainly in australia, has mucked things up." abuse victims gathering here in rome to watch the testimony. collins says: "..there were a lot of words that we wanted to hear but it is only the start of the hearings here and we'll see what else happens." (nats - spotlight) the scandal also highlighted by the film "spotlight," which details a boston globe investigation into the abuse of children by priests. "spotlight" winning two oscars at the academy awards, including best picture. ruffalo says: ".. the vatican today is still dragging its feet on making any real reforms." pope francis has not remained silent
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the pontiff meeting with sex abuse victims on his trip to the u-s last fall.. and promising to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. francis says: "..god weeps for the sexual abuse of children." (voice of translator) (on cam tag) pope francis set up a commission on sex abuse in twenty fourteen. that commission had a private screening of "spotlight" earlier this month. in rome, amy kellogg, fox news. the cardinal - george pell - is not under investigation or suspicion himself... but has come under fire for what critics have described as a systematic cover-up by the church's hierarchy to protect criminal priests. the oscars faced another controversial topic last night.... diversity in hollywood. host chris rock was expected to address the issue... after only white people were nominated - in every single acting category. "it's the 88th
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nominees thing happened at least 71 other times... black people did not had real things to protest at the time." chris rock was announced as host before the nominees were announced. he went through with it - despite calls for him to pull out of the broadcast amid boycotts - due to the lack of diversity. "he told an anecdote about being with barack obama at a fundraiser and he whispered in obama's ear that everybody here voted for you and none of them hire black people and that was not a joke. the audience was uncomfortable by that " "so i think he touched a nerve; i just think it was probably the hardest hosting gig maybe in the last 30 years of oscar telecasts." early numbers show that last night's oscar telecast had the lowest viewership in eight years. that may be because there wasn't a major
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film categories. tiny airplane seats may be getting a makeover. airline seats have been getting smaller and smaller over the years as airlines have been making cuts. the average legroom in most commerical planes has declined by nearly 4 inches, and the width of the seats has narrowed by almost 2 inches. these changes haven't been sitting well with a few customers. now new york senator chuck schumer is out to change that with an add-on to a mandatory f-a-a funding bill. "i will be introducing an amendment to require the airlines to go back to the old system. 35 inches, 18 inches. 35 inches for leg room, 18 inches is the width of the seat" schumer believes it should be done without a fare increase since airlines are making record high profits. fighting long lines won't be all... going to disneyland or disney world is about to cost 20- percent more during the busiest times of year. demand pricing at disney parks are now in effect... and are divided
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categories: value, regular and peak periods. a value one-day pass at disneyland -- monday through thursday when most schools are in session -- will drop to 95- dollars. a regular pass -- for most weekends and summer weeks -- rises to 105 dollars. the price will then shoot up to 119 dollars on peak days. that includes most of december, spring break weeks and july weekends. disney hopes its "surge pricing" will -- quote -- "help spread out visitation." now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty closed captioning will resume shortly
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new' stories we are working for fox5 news at six. why hundreds of worker walked off the job - at tesla's gigafactory in northern nevada. talk about a close call.. how the driver of this truck ended up hanging off the side of an interstate. a subway commuter in philadelphia tries score a free ride... but falls short. take a look at this surveillance video of a man - trying to jump a turnstile last week. as you can see - he's not having much luck. all the effort was so he could avoid the two dollars and twenty-five cent fare. the man was apprehended as he exited the subway at the next station and now faces a three hundred dollar fine. transportation officials say he was likely intoxicated. they released this video on twitter as an example of what not to do. thanks for joining us..
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live in las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. with a large teacher shortage .. and an image problem ... the leader of the clark county school district says things are turning around. what he points to showing positive growth. a former ccsd substitute teacher is now facing new sex crime charges.. what investigators say he did months before in one local school .. before being caught in a different school doing something just as innapropriate. and at least one big change during this nascar week in the valley .. why you won't be seeing this rolling show on the strip the year. this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas 'leaping forward'.. it's the message the top man with clark county school district wanted to get out today. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. superintendent pat skorkowsky used leap day as his theme for his
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district address. fox5's les krifaton joins us live from the newsroom with more on his address. for a school district that doesn't rank very high nationally there has been plenty of progress under the leadership of superintendent pat skorkowsky. his state of the district address gave him plenty to brag about today. i am going to bring out the newest edition of the cimarron- memorial memorila family and that is the queen of hearts so can we bring out the queen of hearts? if this robot built by cimarron students is any indication things are looking up for the school district. pat skorkowsky was more than excited to brag about this accomplishment to start his state of the district address. out of 646 teams and 34 countries we had the number 2 robotics team in the country. his theme this year is leaping forward and that's what he said happened over the past year. 3 ccsd schools were named by the u.s. department of education as being among the top 335 schools in the country. the ranking is based on academic achievement. the only district that had more

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