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over a wall ad lib on mt. charleston.. the high winds were also mixed with snow.. and even some sleet. the manager of the lodge also says the power was knocked out for hours. despite all of that.. the white-out still translated into a lot of green for the lodge. we'll have more on the boost in business coming up in about 10-minutes. so.. all things considered.. old man winter is still letting us know who's in charge. let's go to 13-weather first chief meteorologist bryan
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expect tonight. wind advisories and warnings will continue into the afternoon today with the highest gusts expected along the eastern side of the valley. gusts have been peaking around 50mph throughout the morning with gusts near 60mph up on mt. charleston. winds will gradually subside through the day but will remain gusty overnight with gusts to about 30 into the early morning hours tomorrow before completely dying off late on friday. sunshine sticks around through the weekend with just some decorative high level clouds overhead to make the skies beautiful. temperatures and remember... whenever you see any severe weather, send us....
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you can em-ail them.... to eye- contribute.... at k-t-n-v dot com... or tag us on social media.... with the hashtag i-c-13. the search is on right now for the suspects involved in an armed bank robbery. police released images of the robbers late today. it happened in december at a bank near blue diamond and decatur. police say the men ordered employees and customers to the back of the bank.. then forced one employee open the vault and give them money. police say it's posible a fourth person helped them get away in a redish 4-door vehicle. fbi agents carried out raids today on a home.. an accounting business and a government building. the reasons are still unclear.. but we do know they're now calling it a public corruption probe. this is video the raid at the accounting firm. 13 action news tried talk with agents.. but we were immediately told to leave. one man was even seen shoving a box at one of our cameras.
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home in henderson.. where they brought out several boxes of evidence. records show the home belongs to the regional financial director of the bureau of reclamation. and neighbors say he keeps to himself. 12:37:18-12:37:27 "he didn't say much it was a short conversation and i told him how nice his house was cause i saw it being built...but i don't know much about them otherwise" the third raid was carried at the bureau of reclamation in boulder city. tonight.. the f-b-i says it can't release any more information because it's an ongoing investigation. new information... a former bellagio employee is now suing the casino for discrimination and name calling. 13 action news anchor.... lesley marin read the lawsuit.... and... joins us in the newroom.... with what the woman has to say. lesley... tricia-- the woman's name is --vilma miel-- she says she was called a "monkey" and "old woman" by her superivisor on several occasions. this before she was fired-- after working for m-g-m properties for more than two decades! miel-- who was casino cage cashier-- says that was only
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the main issues came once she asked for two weeks paid time off to celebrate chinease new year . she claims her manager-- denied the request-- even after giving six months notice. that manager even calling her "emotional" and threatening her if she went to h-r for help. eventually miel-- was given time off.. but shortly before her vacation...came down with swollen feet due to carple tunnel--- she flew to the phillipines to get help.. but when she returned was put on suspension pending investigation. about a week later was eventually fired. now-- we did reach out to the m-g-m who owns the bellagio-- but have yet to hear back. in studio, lesley marin, 13 action news. a notorious arson fire in the fall has claimed the life of a second vicitm. her family telling us.... hours after the victim died from her injuries... the same house..... caught fire... again. by the ti me.... the flames could be seen.... blocks away. people in the area are
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the fire was set intentionally.... to send a message. back in november... this same house was set on fire.... with -5- people trapped inside.... including a baby. mario jimenez died inside the fire... another was pulled out.... after being stabbed. two women... were bound... duct taped... and burned. one of those women... angelica jimenez.... died last night.... from her injuries. an update now on a bizarre case of animal cruelty involving a number of ducks and swans.. killed at desert shores. the owner of the swans has confirmed that a juvenile has been arrested. the person who turned-in the juvenile wants to remain anonymous.. but will receive a 5-thousand dollar reward. the birds were beheaded or had their necks broken. some baby swans were also mutilated.. and eggs were cracked. new at six tonight.. we're taking a closer look at a spike in car theft around the valley.. and ways to protect yourself. 13 action news anchor jessica janner explains why you'll want to pay extra attention.. if you drive a honda. it's a bad idea to make your
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personal belongings inside... we all know that... but sometimes no matter what you do you could be a target simply because of the year make and model. this is a late 1990's honda accord and that's what theives are looking for... as they see this spike in car thefts all across the valley. specifically this morning we spoke to a sergeant in the north east area command where they've seen an increase..., about 24% from last year in auto thefts. "we want to address that as soon as we start to see the issue" "the specifics of the 1990 honda's that are being stolen - which is crazy to me that it's just zoned down to that specifi vehicle it blows my mind." "you can just go out and buy a steering wheel lock or something else that prevents you from being an easy target for a stolen vehicle." another key piece of advice - don't leave your car running... whether it's too cold or too hot in the summer months ...
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a lot of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. in the northeast jessica janner 13 action news for a woman.... stuck in a solar nightmare! dorothy pansek got solar panels installed.... on her home.... months ago. but.... they were never hooked up... so.... they didn't do anything. them.... didn't finish the job... it also left dorothy owing.... today... "american patriot solar" volunteered.... to hook the panels up for free! anthony vigil, project manager 10:12:48-10:12:54 "this is their investment. homeowner 10:33:01-10:33:11 "getting it working number one is the most important thing, and so i am very, very pleased." this isn't the only case.... they've seen like this. already they've had to help about half a dozen customers.... deserted by "summerlin energy". new at 6.. locals are another big step closer to a lot of 'build-it yourself' furniture and swedish
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ikea's first location in nevada is wrapping up construction. 13 action news reporter marissa naston was there this morning to give us a closer look at the progress they've made inside the massive store. sot amy jenson, ikea store manager construction is on track nat hammer sot amy jenson they're finishing the painting, the dry walling, the plumbing, and electrical its a big job-- over 350 thousand square feet of retail space-- on 26 acres-- the only ikea location in all of nevada sot clark county commissioner, susan brager it'll grow this southwest portion of town and ikea doesnt just set up shop anywhere-- nat beep beep sot susan brager they look at thousand people who were already-- what they call-- ikea family members. sot amy jenson that means they had been purchasing ikea products without an ikea store so with just a few months left of construction-- crews put together the finishing touches-- and county officials watch-- with big hopes for the store. sot susan brager i think it's going to drive the economy
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says they are still on track to open this summer. reporting at the 215 and south durango-- mk-- 13an. right now... democratic presidential candidadtes hillary clinton and vermont senator.... bernie sanders are here in the valley.... tonight. the two are squaring off..... in "the m-s-n-b-c telemundo town hall". the town hall is taking place.... at "the cleveland clinic lou ruvo center for brain health".... downtown. after that debate... hillary clinton is holding an event called... "get out the caucus." it's happening at 8-30.... at "the laborers international union". if you think it's been windy around the valley.. you should have been on mt. charleston this morning. some of the gusts were so powerful.. they caused some big problems including a power outage. we'll take you up there.. next. coming up... in contact -13- tonight... you could see some changes coming to your cable subscription.... how it could save you... big bucks! and... don't forget.... contact 13's call for action... is ready to help you.... with a consumer problem. just contact one of our volunteers... any weekday... between 11 a-m and 1 p-m. our hotline number is....
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high winds are creating problems for firefighters..... they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem.
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we can't build an economy that works for people.
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battling a large grass fire.... in missouri!!! the fire was believed to have started..... by a spark from a lawnmower.... now spreading.... to over -15- hundred acres... and... even spawing this fire tornado. -12- different fire departments are trying to put out... this blaze. no injuries.... have been reported. some of the wind gusts around the valley through the day have been pretty impressive. but things were really getting sleet and a power outage. but.. as 13-action news reporter michael burton tells us.. it wasn't enough to scare away a lot of business. oklive intro: that's right, guys.
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pleasant surprise this morning. the wind was very intense. but, despite some of those early morning challenges, the afternoon came with all sorts of fun. it was at the bottom of the mountain - where we saw this! dust and sand raptured into the air. our trip up the mountain - went smooth compared to what others experienced. "coming up here was really windy and like, the car was moving and my dad had to kind of like..(hand gesture)..because the wind was moving our car." the mountain got a fresh coat of snow overnight - thanks to heavy snowfall and high winds. "this morning it was pretty nasty." "probably 40-50 mile per hour winds on the ride up the moment with some foggy weather and some sleet and rain. it was a little dicey coming up this morning." but thankfully - the weather relaxed. just in time for for families to take in the mountain and all of its glory. -nat pop of kids sledding- "lot of people don't realize that you actually have all this up here so it's awesome. we brought the sleds, right guys? what else did we do?" "we
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knocked it down." lodge guests agree that the high winds down in the valley are - in a word - annoying. but on the mountain - they add excitement to the overall experience. "it's beautiful. the wind is beautiful. my motivation was definitely to see the snow, michael. to see the beauty." looklive tag: reporting from mt. charleston - michael burton - 13 action news. -end pkg- wind advisories and warnings will continue into the afternoon today with the highest gusts expected along the eastern side of the valley. gusts have been peaking around 50mph throughout the morning with gusts near 60mph up on mt. charleston. winds will gradually subside gusty overnight with gusts to about 30 into the early morning hours tomorrow before completely dying off late on friday. sunshine sticks around through the weekend with just some decorative high level clouds overhead to make the skies beautiful. temperatures will stay in the
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before high pressure nudging in from the west will kick temperatures back into the mid 70s for sunday through the middle of next week. the biggest speed bump in the weather will be some gusty-ish winds on sunday and monday from the north, but those will mostly be relegated to the colorado river valley and lake mead where wind advisories are possible. winds for las vegas will be noticeable but shouldn't gust much higher than 25mph or so. calmer winds stick around for the rest of the week and temperatures rise back to the 75-76 range or 8-12 above normal. (bryan back to desk) time now...
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poor customer service... and... of course... problems with baggage. could driving down the iconic las vegas strip soon be a thing of the past? the latest proposal..... to turn the strip into a pedestrian mall what county commissioners have to say.... about the controversial proposal... next. you're watching channel 13... action news.... where "you ask, and we investigate".
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for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas s n endorses hillary clinton. just like planned parenthood action fund endorses clinton for her fortitude keeping government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. and the league of conservation voters action fund... for her bold plan to attack climate change. or the human rights campaign... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry.
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a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. appear in court again. the last time.. lakeisha holloway was deemed to unruly to appear. a judge has now ordered a competency hearing on march 11th. holloway faces 71 charges including attempted murder for the december crash that left one person dead.. and 30 others injured. bail has been set..... for the man accused of stabbing.... metro's k-9... "nicky". tolavius timmons made his first court appearance this morning. his bail is set.... at -75- thousand dollars... and... his preliminary hearing is scheduled... for march -4-th. the stabbing happened last friday.... during a -12- hour stand-off. as for "nicky"...
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he's recovering well... and hopes... he'll be back on patrol.... in about -3- weeks. the las vegas strip is one of the most iconic streets in america.. and one of the most visited in the world. but... could las vegas be ready to slam-on the brakes? todd walker is here in las vegas..... of keeping the strip free of traffic. todd look live- 22:47 a proposal here in las vegas is turning heads turning the iconic drive down the strip, into a walk? -pkg- a trip down las vegas blvd can take you to other countries and other but it is so crowded.. on foot or by car.. you won't get there quickly.. thankfully.. to serenade the trek are terrell and derrell brittenum 13:37 b-r-i-t-t-e-n-u-m :38 they do that a lot 13:40 pretty much :41 the twins have been performing on the strip in unison.. 17:36 i'm either here or there :38 for a while now.. cover (cut if it seems weird covered) 15:07 five months :08 in that time they have seen how crowded it can get down on the
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which brought back a proposal that has been around for a while.. to close the strip to vehicle traffic.. and make it one big pedestrian mall.. it's come before the county commission once again. 3:47 i think it caught a lot of people off guard :49 frankly :50 steve sisolak is the chair of the commission.. which approves money to build the pedestrian bridges over the strip.. :39 they said look we can save a lot of money don't have to build any more bridges if we close down the strip vehicular traffic :43 but he says that main entrances on the strip.. taxi and other transportation companies make all their money here.. and the side streets couldn't handle more traffic 1:28 people can argue the strip is congested and it takes a long time to get from one end to the other 1:34 that's part of the las vegas experience :36 17:23 this is it this is it :24 so you know it needs to be sectioned where drivers are on one side and pedestrians can be needs to be a lot more in unison.. nat singing the brittenum brothers know a thing or two
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-look live tag- 23:14 two more bridges have been approved by the county commission with more on the way to keep theand the cars separated. in las vegas i'm todd walker :23 next on action news.... live at 6:30.. more on the wild weather.... that tore through the valley today.... bringing with it.... highs winds... and... leaving damage in its wake. and.. we'll look back at some controversial comments from one of the republican presidential frontrunners.. and put them in our politifact 'truth-o-meter.'
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begins w i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders
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we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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southern nevada.. as the high winds give- way to some clear skies. but that wasn't the case earlier in the day as the storm moved through with snow.. and damage. let's check in with 13 weather first chief metorologist bryan scoffield. bryan. wind advisories and warnings will continue into the afternoon today with the highest gusts expected along the eastern side of the valley. gusts have been peaking around 50mph throughout the morning with gusts near 60mph up on mt. charleston. winds will gradually subside through the day but will remain gusty overnight with gusts to about 30 into the early morning hours tomorrow before completely dying off late on friday. sunshine sticks around through the weekend with just some decorative high level clouds overhead to make the skies
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low 70s for friday and saturday before high pressure nudging here's some of your eye-contribute pictures. 13 action news viewer.... claudia valenzano sent us this picture..... of a tree knocked over.... from the high winds. john flores took this picture... of a street sign blown down.... on the 215.... at cheyenne. and... another k-t-n-v viewer... sent us some palm trees.... blowing in the high winds. and remember... whenever you see any severe weather, send us.... your pictures and videos! you can em-ail them.... to eye- contribute.... at k-t-n-v dot com... or tag us.... on social media.... with the hashtag i-c-13. now.. a look at a number of other stories we're following for you right now on 13-action news. yasmeen 21 seconds "i'm yasmeen hassan near charleston and lamb where one home has caught on after it was intentionally set


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