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the highest number on record for metro -- 167 homicides in 1996. "everybody should be concerned about this number and the level of violence" lt. dan mcgrath told me he doesn't see any specific trends in that number.. but says the most disturbing part of the increase in younger suspects. "we've arrested teenagers, like, i counted this morning, there were 11 people between the ages of 15-19 that we've arrested for murder" mcgrath says in many cases the deadly crimes are hard to prevent without the publics help...and that's why metro plans to continue upping its work in the community... "any efforts we put into community policing is going to help us solve these crimes and help us build relationships" and now, metro's homicide unit is expanding to keep up with the sharp rise in deadly crimes... the section added two members in july...and will be adding four more in the next couple of weeks. "we're getting an increase in staffing in the homicide section to keep up with the followup and some of the things we have to do after the fact to solve these cases" but in the final month of the year...they're hoping there are less cases to solve. "we would hope that there would be no more homicides for the rest of the year, that would be our hope" mcgrath told me even though hte number of
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are still closing and clearing the same percentage of those cases. he added that these cases are very hard on officers and detectives as well. we have new information in two other homicides earlier this week.. this is michael gardenhire. police arrested him tuesday night .. saying he killed his son.. 20-year-old joshua lee. the shooting happened at an apartment complex near rainbow and windmill. police were in the area when they heard the shots .. and saw gardenhire come out of his apartment.. and tell them he just shot his son. according to the arrest report ... gardenhire does not remember what happened and is being treated by medical staff. information in two other homicides earlier this week.. this is michael gardenhire. police arrested him tuesday night .. saying he kill h son.. 20-year-old joshua lee. the shooting happened at an apartment complex near rainbow and windmill. police were in the area when they heard the shots .. and saw gardenhire come out of his apartment.. and tell them he just shot his son. according to the arrest report ... gardenhire does not remember what happened and is being treated by medical staff. and we also know who was killed in the other homicide wednesday night outside an apartment on durango near tropicana. police say a still unidentified man confronted a couple who was
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it ended with the unknown man shooting and killing 25-year old ethan hogan. police are still looking for information that could lead to them finding the shooter. metro is asking the public to join their new surveillance program and help them stop crimes faster. it's called "vegas safe cam" and it basically let's metro access your personal security cameras if a crime is happening in your neighborhood. you register your camera online-- then metro calls you if something's happening. they never look at video without your permission first. "if you capture something on video, there's not one detective in this department who's going to get that and see that there's a solvability factor." "if you do have a lead, like license plate or a photo of somebody, that can be enough for us to solve that crime." it's already being used in cities like philadelphia and saint louis. police say it helps keep track of criminals and stops them before they commit other
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skies will remain partly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the low 40s and upper 30s. a system diving in from the north will bring gusty winds across southern nevada on friday. wind gusts around the las vegas valley will be in the 30 to 40 mph range. even stronger wind is expected along the colorado river valley. a wind advisory will be in effect for mesquite, laughlin, and lake havasu city throughout the day on friday with wind gusts in the 50 mph range. high temperatures friday will be in the mid to low 50s. it stays breezy saturday before winds calm down sunday. skies will be mostly sunny this weekend with temperatures back up around 60 sunday. we'll see another surge of cold air for the
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below average temperatures. it's day 2 of nascar champions week here in las vegas.. temperatures. it's day 2 of nascar champions week here in las vegas.. and today was one of the most anticipated events of the year on the strip. it was one of only three times police close down the strip for an event. fox 5's adam herbets shows us nascar's 'victory
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closed captioning will resume shortly tomorrow .. the annual nascar
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held at wynn.. at 5 p-m. today is also the beginning of the national finals rodeo -- or n-f-r. and besides the rodeo .. there are events going on all over the valley for the next week. one of the most popular is "cowboy christmas"... the annual country shopping event kicked off today at the las vegas convention center.. there are more than 400 venders offering furniture, original art, customized jewelry, and plenty of western wear. you can also get a free shuttle ride to thomas and mack to watch the rodeo. cowboy christmas is open nine to five through december 10th. there are also similar events at mandalay bay, the world market center and south point. the calendar might say december .. but that doesn't mean a break from severe weather. where tornados struck last night .. and how these communities are already trying to recover.
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and we hope you will take a drive through a holiday spectaular. glittering lights is back at the las vegas motor speedway...and the lights are twinkling.... the holiday tradition benefits the childrens speedway charity. glittering lights runs through january 7th... it opens daily at 5:30 p-m.... during the week it will cost 20 doollars per car.... and 30 dollars on fridays... and the those who donate to goodwill receive a
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"take 5 to care is sponsored by nv energy, subaru of las vegas and henderson hospital." it's day one of the annual toy drive.. with kluc's chet buchanan and the morning zoo... he climbed up the scaffolding over at the n-v energy parking lot this morning ... and already .. the donations are joining chet tonight is chief meteorologist ted pretty ... 30 feet in the air where chet will spent the next 12 nights!! how's it going
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24/7 skies will remain partly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the low 40s and upper 30s. a system diving in from the north will
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nevada on friday. wind gusts around the las vegas valley will be in the 30 to 40 mphange. even stronger wind is expected along the colorado river valley. a wind advisory will be in effect for mesquite, laughlin, and lake havasu city throughout the day on friday with wind gusts in the 50 mph range. high temperatures friday will be in the mid to low 50s. it stays breezy saturday before winds calm
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will be mostly sunny this weekend with temperatures back up around 60 sunday. we'll see another surge of cold air for the middle of next week with more wind and below average temperatures.
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at least five people died when tornados touched down in parts of alabama, georgia, and tennessee. jackson county resident "i'm one of the lucky ones - i've still got a roof over my head." devastating scenes across the southeast... the damage left behind from a
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the national weather service reports at least three tornados ripped through northern alabama. jackson county saw some of the worst damage. strong winds knocked down trees and powerlines - and turned some buildings into ruins. in georgia - three suspected tornadoes touched down in the metro atlanta area. no one was injured...but residents describe a terrifying afternoon. :36 - :48 robin cook, witness "it was so much wind...everything was flying everywhere. it was bad." "really dark up there...right there in front of us." like.and the whole door just shook." two people were killed in tennessee where weather officials say a tornado touched down . officials are reporting at least seven people dead as a result of the massive wildfires in tennessee. laura ingle has the latest on the fire. the deadly wildfires raging in tennessee continue to pose a threat to residents and businesses in the great smokey mountains, despite rainfall dampening
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underscore do not let the rain from yesterday lull you into a sense of false security, it has taken us time to get to this point, it's going to take us time to get out of it." more than 17 thousand acres have burned since the fire began, and more than seven hundred properties damaged. at least three hundred of those properties are in the resort town of gatlinburg. local officials reassuring residents today as they assess the damage, offering condolences to the families of those lost in the fires. werner says "gatlinburg is the people that's what gatlinburg is it's it's not the stuff in the buildings, its not anything else you know but its the people and we're the strongest community i've ever seen. and we're going to be good. and we're going to come back better than ever" waters says "all of us that are working here extend our prayers and our thoughts to the victims. it is certainly a distressing time for all of us." mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for some 14 thousand people in and around gatlinburg.
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mountains national park superintendent cassius cash says the first fires spotted last week were human caused, but additional ignitions were caused by downed power lines as the damage spread. officials hope to allow residents to return to their homes in most of the areas affected by the fires by this weekend. in new york, laura ingle. fox news. a deal has been reached to allow the pentagon to forgive debts owed by thousands of california national guard soldiers. the defense department has been trying to recoup about 20- million dollars in re-enlistment bonuses paid out to the soldiers who served in iraq and afghanistan. the only soldiers who knew they were ineligible will have to repay... and, the burden of tracking down those soldiers falls on the government. the deal is part of a larger defense bill due to be voted on in the coming days. a population boom that could have a major impact on world politics. why the u-n says young girls are
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says the world is getting more crowded - and quicker than before. the u-n population fund is out with its
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report. kitty logan has more from london. the united nations is out with its annual world population report, and the numbers are alarming... there are now about 7-point-4 billion people living on planet earth... growing 1 point 1 percent from 2015... with large growth among young people - setting up potential challenges to social and political systems around the world. talal says: (translated) "prospects are limited while the future is determined by others or by harsh environments including factors threatening safety and socio-economic promise." this year's report focuses on 10-year- old girls as indicators of development... saying 89 percent of 10-year-olds live in developing countries - where most girls face concerns over safety and inequality. that, in turn, limits future social and economic prospects - setting the world up for destabilizing events like the arab spring of 2011. baker says: "failing to invest in girls is nothing less than planned poverty. unless we invest in girls, we're planning to have a
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the u-n now urging governments to focus more on equality - calling especially for access to education and healthcare for all citizens - as a means to slow population growth. talal says: (translated) "let us remember that we are all responsible. let us remember that our every word and deed, positive or negative, can affect the road she travels from this crossroads in her life." the report lists china as the most populous country with around 1- point-4 billion people... but india is close behind - and growing faster - with more than 1- point-3 billion. in london, kitty logan, fox news. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. including new details on the shooting of three officers overnight in two states. and we take you to the new neighborhood of vice-president elect mike pence.. and show you the strong message
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there's now easy way to put this ... it has been a deadly year here in the valley. metro has investigated 157 homicides in the past 11 months... the highest
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fox5's eric hilt talked with metro about how they are responding to the increase in deadly crimes. the 157 homicides this year matches the number for 2006 -- which was the highest number since 1996. i sat down with a metro homicide lt. today to talk about those numbers and how metro is responding to the increase in homicides. he told me the best way to prevent deadly crimes is to work with the community so metro will continue to up its community policing policies... and to help close homicide cases after they happen, the department is expanding it's homicide section all in response to this sharp
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new details tonight on the deadly shooting of a police officer in the washington state city of tacoma. someone shot and killed the officer last night.. the officer was responded to a domestic violence call. a police spokesperson confirms that law enforcement was able to remove two children from the house after the 11-hour standoff ended-- it was during the rescue of one of the children that a window opened for police to shoot the suspect. officer loretta cool/tacoma police :10 - :32 "when they were able to rescue the boy, there was an opening to rescue the girl and that's what provoked the shot that took the suspect out. the girl and the boy were both unharmed. they were taken to the

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