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sun comes - and metro officers arrive to move the bags to the side of the road. later that afternoon - 13 action news arrives to take a look - and then an hour later, metro officers return - and the yellow tape goes up. authorities arrived to see the surveillance video today at around 3:45pm - about an hour and a half after we found it. the investigation is being carried out by their new animal cruelty unit. clark county prosecutor amy ferreira is one of the leading forces behind the unit. she says there's a chance the cats were killed to be used a bait for dog fights. "........" cheif deputy district attorney 13 secs a major development in a high-profile murder case we've
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5-years. javier righetti has plead guilty to capital murder in the rape.. torture and murder of 15-year old alyssa otremba. the teenager was killed after she was abducted on her way home from school in september of 2011. righetti's attorney says he decided to spare everyone a drawn-out trial. righetti admitted to the murder. no word on when he'll be sentenced. two burglars.... tie up an elderly woman.... in the middle of the night... and now... they're still are on the loose!!! 13 action news reporter.....
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in henderson.... with why this crime was especially shocking. david. this is a neighborhood with several elderly people. almost all the neighbors we talked to were retired. it's just not the kind of place where you'd expect something like this to happen. henderson police say aroun 215 this morning..two men broke into a home on this block and tied up the 72 year old woman inside. they had a gun and managed to get away with cash and jewelry. police say the woman wasn't taken to the hospital with her minor injuries. people who live on the block are taken aback by this news -- they say they don't see much crime around here. 121858 joe stringfellow, neighbor "we don't have that too much here. i can't remember anything like that but you know it happens and it's a shame." run 7 other neighbors say the woman only recently moved to the neighborhood and she lives alone. they want to offer her whatever support she needs. live in henderson..david schuman 13 action news. we're tracking the latest
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weather... a live look outside right now... it looks like a clear evening right now... but.... parts of southern nevada are under high wind warnings... 13 action news chief meteorologist... bryan scofield... has more... on the change a high wind warning is in effect for the spring mountains including red rock canyon through 4pm thursday and a wind advisory is in effect for the northern half of clark county excluding lake mead and the colorado river valley. help is on the way for one part of the valley dealing with a
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violent crime. a new command center is in the works to share the work load for the mountain's edge area.. which receives more calls than any other command center in metro jurisdiction. just this morning.. a man was robbed and shot in a parking lot near cimarron and blue diamond. he's in stable condition.. but the suspect is still out there. 5:50:03 07 kristy jacobs "i'm really scared knowing that he's still out on the loose and that it happened just right next door to where i work." metro hopes the new command center will be up and running sometime this year. a -13- action news update now... a k-9 officer with metro.... is on the road to recovery..... after being attacked with a machete..... while trying to bring down a suspect.... last week. 13 action news reporter.....
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nicky for herself today.... and... got a update.... from his partner. nicky's tail was wagging all afternoon-- as his partner-- sergeant eric kerns-- talked about his remarkable recovery from a machete attack. nicky was injured during a 12 hour barricade incident last week-- while police were trying to arrest a suspect-- after reports of a shooting. nicky went inside the apartment to find the suspect-- and thats when he was attacked. his partner says he immediately took nicky to get help-- but was extremely nervous for his partner of three years. sot sgt kerns, metro they depend on us to make sure we'll do things safely and successfully for them and i depend on him to do the same for me, i would never send him into a situation where i know he's going to get injured marissa tag nickys partner-- sergeant kerns-- says nicky is very eager to get back to work-- i'll tell you when they expect that to happen at six. reporting at metros southwest area command-- mk-- 13an. right now..
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marijuana dispensaries is preparing for its grand opening in about an hour. essence las vegas west is on tropicana near lindell. operators say it will offer the purest and widest selection of cannabis in southern nevada. their other two locations.. one on the strip and another in henderson.. will open in the next two months. an early morning car chase leads to a shocking discovery when the suspect crashes into a wall. find out why a family business is rejoicing over something that was found inside that car. plus... hip hop superstar kanye west says.... he's 53-million dollars in that may be.... too good for the rapper to refuse!
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flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders
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chaos on the las vegas strip where a billboard truck has overturned... shutting down northbound lanes near las vegas boulevard and flamingo. you can see that truck overturned... a tow truck is on scene right now trying to clear the scene. an early morning car chase..... comes to an unexpected end.....
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was discovered the car was stolen from a nearby car lot... along with three other cars.... all found in the same area! chopper 13 fast and first on the scene this morning..... near lake mead and lamb. when police caught the suspect... they found the keys..... for the three other missing cars.... and... found them a wllith-in blocks.... of where the chase.... ended. check out this tweet..... from the owner of "the d" and "golden gate casino"... he's offering kanye west a deal..... to help him with his personal debt of -53- million dollars... he says.... kanye can come perform a concert at the downtown las vegas events center... and.... keeall the ticket revenue. kanye west tweeted a few days ago..... that all of his business projects.... left him with -53-million dollars of debt. he then began reaching out to
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mark zuckerberg.... to invest in some of his ideas.... to take care of that debt. battle lines are being drawn between the federal government and a tech giant. the fbi wants apple to create software so agents can access information on an iphone.. used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. the bureau says sayed farook was using a setting on his 5-c that automatically deletes vital inforrmation after 10 unsuccessful attempts to open it with the passcode. apple.. however.. is concerned that c cating a back door would endanger the privacy of all its customers. sot josh earnest: they are not asking apple to redesign its product or to create a new backdoor to one of their products. they're simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device investigators want to know if farook's iphone contains information about his involvement with isis.. and if there were any other accomplices in the december 2nd attack thaleft 14 dead.
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company will fight the federal court order.. calling it government overreach. the lives of two pitbulls are on the line..... after they are attacked and killed... by a neighbor's chihuaha! tonight... we're hearing from the owner of the pitbulls.... about why she says.... she needs them to live. plus... they can't get out right now. is the police on their way? you can get 'em! you can get 'em! (5) a frantic call to 911 goes unanswered after a man is held up inside a gas station... and audio from the dispatcher is revealing why. plus... here's what we're working on right now.... for action news.... live at six: a good deed in the valley.. travelers come to the rescue of a stranded driver on las vegas roads. a high wind warning is in effect for the spring mountains including red rock canyon through 4pm a wind advisory is in effect for the northern alhf of clark county excluding lake mead and the colorado river valley. you're watching channel 13 action news... where you ask and we
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a gas station employee is demanding a full investigation flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. centurylink prism tv has all your favorite channels, tons of live sports, and more -- all in crystal-clear hd. watch when and where you want with advanced features like our wireless set-top box, whole home dvr, and prism on the go. and choose from a variety of great packages to fit your home.
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has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. getting no response from police following a robbery. the clerk says the robbers
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couldn't open a safe. they finally took off but got stuck in traffic.. so that's when he called 9-1- 1. (---sot---) 8:31 airhart they can't get out right now. is the police on their way? you can get 'em! you can get 'em! (5) mike airhart says the dispatcher kept asking questions before ending the call. he waited several minutes.. but when police didn't show up.. he and a friend called again. police finally responded.. and radio recordings indicate one of the officers was annoyed with the dispatcher. (---nat---) dispatch recording with lower-thirds over video officer: did y'all really wait 15 minutes to give out a robbery, robbery call? dispatcher: listen, i'm on lunch. i just got here. deal with the job, would ya? (8) as for the robbers.. they got away. a hearing today..... to determine the fate of two pitbulls.... who attacked and killed a neighbor's chihuahua... their lives are on the line.... and the owner says.... they don't deserve.... to be put down.
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(nats of fight from pkg) it was an intense fight... after a woman's tiny chihuahua-- bella-- was killed in brutal attack. she blames these two... 19:53:22-19:53:25 "it was an accident. it was not like on purpose." the attack happened last month. today, animal control had a hearing about the pit bulls. since their owner didn't show up, the dogs are officially considered dangerous. nicole garcia, chihuahua owner 19:46:52-19:46:57 "since my dog died i've been hoping for justice and i actually got it today." no one disputes this was a tragedy. the ower of the pit bulls is now worried for her ownd og. 19:53:06-19:53:11 "they're my only friends. i'm paranoid cause i'm bipolar and i don't trust nobody. they're the only people i trust is those dogs." even though her dogs are accused of killing another dog... she paints herself as the victim and you can hear it in her voice. ann mariwhite, pit bull owner 19:51:39-19:51:42 "i don't care what i have to do. i love my dogs and my dogs are 19:47:02-19:47:07 "i don't want
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this-- what i've been through since january 26. everything's been really hard." to make sure that doesn't happen again, these guys' owner has to follow a list of rules ... if she doesn't get this done soon... the dogs could be put down. parker collins 13 action news. wicked wind.. rain and tornadoes continue to terrify people across the south tonight. three tornadoes touched down in south florida. this one was hurling debris everywhere while drivers try to keep from getting hit. surveillance cameras also recorded video of trees being tossed around in wind speeds of up to 100 miles an hour. powerlines were also brought down.. starting a fire on one neighborhood. and up in pennsylvania.. winds rolled this 18-wheeler on its side and almost flipped it completely off a heavily traveled bridge. adlib let's go to chief meteorologist bryan scofield and 'weather first.' a high wind warning is in
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mountains including red rock canyon through 4pm thursday and a wind advisory is in effect for the northern half of clark county excluding lake mead and the colorado river valley. expect gusts to 50mph through the las vegas valley with gusts in excess of 70mph possible in the spring mountains and red rock canyon area. there is a slight chance for some rain showers but it's very slight and the vast majority of the rain will stay in the mountains surrounding the valley. at best some areas of summerlin and surrounding the valley. at best some areas of summerlin and centennial hills could see some sprinkles but most of the valley will stay completely dry. temperatures overnight will be held warm by the gusty winds and will stay in the mid and upper 50s for the valley which will allow for a nice recovery coming on
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highs will be cooler than wednesday's but we'll still reach into the low 70s before warming again into the mid 70s by the weekend as the winds die down. the weekend will be dominated by dry weather with some high level clouds decorating the blue skies. (toss to karla) time now...
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we begin with a consumer alert... involing a recall... from chrysler. it involves... some 20-15 and 20-16... chrysler town and country vehicles... and... some 20-14 and 20-15... dodge grand caravan vehicles. the windshield... may have been installed... using..... an expired primer. dealers will replace the windshield... free of charge. a telecommunications engineer... creates a creative new way... to deal with telemarketers!!! the jolly roger telephone company... has come up with an answering machine... aimmed at wasting..... a telemarketers' time. it responds with friendly... but non committing answers.. until the telemarketer finally hangs up. it could also be used... to combat calls.... from scam artists. we'll be right back.... with a final check on your forecast.... from
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a look at what's coming up on 13-action news live at 6: an electric car company's future in north las vegas gets a live at 6. we'll be right back.
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what's coming up later.... on abc... in primetime... at 8:00... it's "the middle"...
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at 9:00... it's "modern family"...
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it's "blac breaking news tonight. the new national poll. is donald trump no longer the front-runner? also, late today, the south carolina surprise. just three days before the high stakes republican primary, the major endorsement. governor haley is not for donald trump. also developing, the fbi standoff with apple. after the terror attack in san bernardino, the fbi desperate to break into the gunman's iphone. a judge now demanding apple help the fbi. apple refusing. under fire. the two officers trying to arrest this man. he pulls out a gun. their quick action in the moments that follow. the alleged imposter accused
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examining patients. the sting right here tonight. and, lucky couple. winning hundreds of millions, but what they revealed after being handed the check. good evening. and we begin tonight with breaking news in the race for president, and it comes just three days before the high stakes republican primary in south carolina. a new national poll moments ago showing someone other than donald trump leading nationally. and south carolina's hugely popular governor, nikki haley, just moments ago, endorsing someone else. haley making it clear she wants senator marco rubio to be the republican nominee. and that new national poll tonight showing senator ted cruz ahead of donald trump, 28% to donald trump's 26%. a statistical dead heat, but it's the first time cruz is on top. marco rubio at 17%. another poll earlier today showed trump still ahead, but these new numbers, just as we

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