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hours later. "they had some additional information and when our investigators and officers searched the homes they found the victim who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound." ngenza was dead. after questioning the family - the police found out... "the victim and his son eugene tshiyombo had fought the evening before." eugene mbayi tshiyombo - 21 years old. what would lead a son to kill his own father after christmas - henderson police are trying to learn more about the sunday night argument that led to this domestic homicide. henderson police arrested and booked tshyombo on an open murder charge tuesday night. this is henderson's fourth murder this year - french says no murder is good - but people living in henderson can take comfort that they have all been domestic and not random. "its one of those things where we do have the four homicides that we have this year but they are domestic related and that's a good thing and that
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residents do take their safety seriously. there is still much more to this case we're working to confirm - such as which family member made that initial missing person call - was it the suspect - where exactly was the body found. those are all details henderson police say they can't release yet because it's all still under investigation. reporting live. the suspect has been booked into henderson detention center. metro police are looking into a possible hate crime after a man wrapped strips of bacon on the door handles at a spring valley mosque. and it was all caught on camera. fox5's abby theodros got a look at the surveillance video and joins us live with the latest. members of this mosque came to worship early sunday and were greeted with raw bacon on the door handles of the building. while it was surprising - they say they're relieved more
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wasn't done. a man brazenly walks up to a spring valley mosque and wraps strips of bacon on the door handles.this is the aftermath. fayyaz raja, mosque goer: he knew there was a camera there. he even looked at us. i was really surprised at why a person would go and do such a thing. it happened sunday around 3 in the morning. just a few short hours after the vandal left the building -mosque goers found the pork on the entrance handle - putting their plans to pray to a halt. raja: the muslim community - they're concerened about this kind of a situation but i think we are very peace, loving people and i don't see any concern police on the other hand are investigating the possibility of a hate crime. pork is forbidden in islam - making it off limits to eat or even touch. danny amster co-owns the genral contracting company that shares a parking lot with the mosque. he says he too found bacon on his company's doors and windows and
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someone would resort to such a hateful act. danny amster: any way you slice it - it's a stupid and what purpose does thing i mean it's the situation comes amid religious tensions muslim community following attaks bernardino. meanwhile -in las vegas - muslim leaders like fayaaz raja say his mosque is open to all. raja: i would love to talk to him. i would love to sit down. bring him to and meet him. see why he did that. police say this investigation is stll open and they havent identified a vandal yet. reporting live abby theodros fox55news police are investigating after finding a man shot dead inside a car in the parking lot of a las vegas gym. investigators say someone in 24 hour fitness called 911 after people in the parking lot heard at least one gunshot. officers arrived to find the body of a man in his 30s.
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mcgrath says officers have black and white surveillance video from 24 hour fitness that shows what happened. "the suspect vehicle came in, parked next to the vehicle, looks like somebody gets out of the car, there's one shot fired that we know of, and then the small 2-door car leaves by this exit here and goes back onto rainbow." the car the victim was in has california license plates.. but it's not known if the driver was from out of state or not. investigators are not yet saying if the man was targeted in this shooting. a judge set a january seventh court date for the woman accused of shooting her husband dead in front of a 9- year-old boy on christmas eve in a downtown las vegas hotel room. maria escalante wasn't asked to enter a plea this morning to murder and child abuse charges in the slaying of 48- year-old david cordova of north las vegas.
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escalante shortly after the shooting at the plaza hotel and casino. she's being held without bail. police say the boy was opening holiday presents when cordova was shot in the chest. the boy wasn't hurt. police have not said what they believe her motive in the shooting to be. toss to weather another freezing night as we'll drop down to 31 degrees in las vegas with outlying areas seeing mid-20s overnight. only 49 degrees with sunny skies on wednesday and that's where we stay for new year's eve through sunday afternoon. overnight lows will stay around freezing through
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a temperature of 34 degrees when we ring in the new year on thursday night around midnight with some light 10- 15 mph breezes. funeral services were held for the mom and wife who was killed here in
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woman drove her car onto the sidewalk striking her and injuring nearly 40 others. jessica flores from our fox affiliate in phoenix reports. an outpouring of support for a family in the midst of tragedy. online hundreds have rallied to help raise money to help bring jessica's body home to arizona and to help her family. gullette says: "the family wanted me to express how much they've appreciated the love and support they've received from everyone" the family's attorney richard gullette says the family was able to bring valenzuela's body back to buckeye where her funeral now one week after the senseless tragedy. the thirty-two year old mother of three was with her husband on the strip when a driver plowed through a crowd injuring dozens. gullette says: "they were on the strip celebrating their 10-year anniversary and the next thing they know a car comes plowing through sending people scrambling." now driver, 24 year
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holloway, is facing murder charges. police say she had her toddler with her when she intentionally drove into pedestrians. investigators don't have a motive. valenzuela was the sole person killed. gullette says: "she was just a loving mother, and they were starting out their family and just bought their new home together and were excited about that on go-fund-me.com pictures show a happier time now dozens of people leaving notes saying goodbye gullette says: "they're all having a rough time, there is no good time for tragedies, but they are all having a rough time." big changes to the no child left behind act. earlier this month, it was replaced and the president signed into law "the every student succeeds act" giving state and local officials more say in how to deal with low performing schools. but even with those changes
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expect to tie student test scores with teacher evaluations. the state has been looking into a new way to evaluate performance but legislative action is not required to happen until the next session in 20- 17. if you decided to take a break because of the holiday season, it may be time to get up and find that business suit. some experts say that this is the best time to find a new career. and that's probably because folks are still on the couch getting through their holiday left overs. forbes say people tend to quit after getting their year-end bonuses... leaving employers scrambling to fill positions. experts say there's less competition, so it's time to get those resumes ready. coming up .. what happened when a small drone came too close to the presidential motorcade. and authorities say they have their man .. and his mom! details on the capture of the socalled affluenza teen. an up and coming country music singer goes
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stormy duck hunt. the latest on the search for the lead singer of 'backroad anthem' you're watching fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas
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the "affluenza" teen may have avoided a prison sentence after killing four people while driving drunk... but he couldn't escape law enforcement officials when he went on the run. u-s and mexican
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to arrest the eighteen year old. fox's jonathan hunt is in los angeles with the latest on the case. authorities spoiling ethan couch's party. better known as the "affluenza" teen, he and his mom tonya had been on the run for weeks. the two detained in mexico after being spotted in puerto vallarta ... with his hair and beard dyed a darker color. anderson says: "..they had planned to disappear, that, um, they even had something that was almost akin to a going away party before they, before they left town." couch serving ten years probation after killing four people while driving drunk two years ago. he and his mom believed to have fled after a video appeared to show him at a party where alcohol was consumed. drinking could cause couch's probation to be revoked. authorities searching for him after he missed a december tenth appointment with his probation officer. anderson says: "..i don't think initially that justice was served and we hope
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served." couch receiving his sentence in juvenile court since he was just sixteen at the time of the deadly crash. the term "affluenza" coined when a defense witness said he was spoiled by his wealthy parents and therefore had no sense of responsibility. a hearing to transfer his probation to the adult system is set for next month. wilson says: "..if we revoke his juvenile sentence, he would stay in a juvenile facility until his 19th birthday, which is april the 11th of next year." texas authorities issuing an arrest warrant for tonya couch for helping her son evade law enforcement. in los angeles, jonathan hunt, fox news. if a juvenile judge moves couch's probation to adult court, it will transfer on his birthday. as a condition of the probation... the judge would have the authority to sentence him to 120 days in jail. the d-a would be able to seek 10 years per victim only if there is a
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violation, and she would request they be stacked. a drone gets a little too close to president obama's motorcade. secret service stepped in when a small drone appeared near the motorcade while the obama family was on vacation in hawaii. according to secret service... the man flying the drone was unaware that the president was nearby. no charges were filed. president obama was on his way to play a round of golf. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty another freezing night as we'll drop down to 31 degrees in las vegas with outlying areas seeing mid-20s overnight. only 49 degrees with sunny skies on wednesday and that's where we stay for new year's eve through sunday afternoon. overnight lows will stay around
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sunday morning also. we should see a temperature of 34 degrees when we ring in the new year on thursday night around midnight with some light 10- 15 mph breezes. another freezing night as we'll drop down to 31 degrees in las vegas with outlying areas seeing mid-20s overnight. only 49 degrees with sunny skies on wednesday and that's where we stay for new year's eve through sunday afternoon. overnight lows will stay around freezing through sunday morning also. we should see a temperature of 34 degrees when we ring in the new year on thursday night
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with some light 10- 15 mph breezes. closed captioning will resume shortly another freezing night as we'll drop down to 31 degrees in las vegas with outlying areas seeing mid-20s overnight. only 49 degrees with sunny skies on wednesday and that's where we stay for new year's eve through sunday afternoon. overnight lows will
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freezing through sunday morning also. we should see a temperature of 34 degrees when we ring in the new year on thursday night around midnight with some light 10- 15 mph breezes. closed captioning will resume shortly crews in oklahoma closed captioning
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crews in oklahoma continue the search for a missing country singer. craig strickland and his friend chase morland did not return from a recent hunting trip on kaw lake. morland's body was found yesterday .. but strickland's family remains hopeful. adam snider reports. (nats) they formed in 2012 and in the three years since backroad anthem has been doing country their way. (nats) monday morning though.. the music stopped... after a duck hunt gone horribly awry.
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singer of the band craig strickland and good friend chase morland hit the water and vanished. nothing found but a capsized boat. family and friends turned to social media... finding this chilling tweet from chase. quote "in case we don't come back, @backroadcraig and i are going right through winter storm goliath to kill ducks in oklahoma. #intothestorm." chase's body was found monday afternoon by ohp. he was 22 years old. (nats) as for craig strickland... he is still missing. family members now filling facebook walls with hope. father randy saying quote "thanks for your prayers, love and support." wife helen... a former miss arkansas... posting this picture in search of prayers. but the cold on kaw lake was unwavering monday as the search effort suspended due to the weather. one family in mourning, the other still clinging to hope. ahead .. a unique look at the damage left behind from a texas tornado. and in the midwest .. the mighty mississippi river
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flooding river towns. plus .. find out what took a big chunck out of the side of this building in anchorage alaska! there are thousands of people across the valley who don't have enough to eat fox5's "take 5 to care" holiday food drive continues through the end of the year. you can drop off your non- perishable food items at any valley albertons and vons. you can also donate cash right at the register. all of the proceeds benefit
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the death toll from historic flooding in missouri continues to grow. the death toll now stands at 13. five of those deaths are international soldiers whose car washed away in flooding over the weekend. water levels along the mississippi are expected to crest at numbers similar or above records set back in 19-93. the governor pledged state support to help missouri counties monitor levees and river levels from the air. we are getting a close look of the tornado damage that devastated the texas town of garland. this video was taken by a drone. the national weather service says an e-f- four tornado struck garland over the weekend. such a twister has wind gusts that can reach 200 miles an hour. authorities say eight people were killed in garland
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structures were damaged. texas governor greg abbott declared a disaster in four dallas-area counties. one person is dead after a small plane crashes into a building in downtown anchorage, alaska this morning. there are no reports of other injuries on the ground. there were reports of strong winds when the plane clipped the corner of an office building before smashing into the side of a another building. one witness said that it didn't sound like the plane was having engine trouble before the crash. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. including an death of a young woman found
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bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. live from las vegas. your only choice for live local news right now. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 5:30. local las vegas. thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. members of a spring valley mosque came to worship early sunday and were greeted with raw bacon on the door handles of the
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fox 5s abby theodros joins us live near jones and flamingo with more i got a look at the surveillance video and this man just walked up to the doors around 3 in the morning and started wrapping the handles with bacon. the act is being investigated as a possible hate crime since pork is forbidden to eat or touch in islam. some members i spoke with today found the act deeply concerning while others are just thankful more harm wasnt done " they're concerened about this kind of a situation but i think we are very peace, loving people and i don't see any concern " now all of this comes amid tensions surrounding the muslim religious especially in light of recent attacks like the one in san bernardino. meanwhile muslim leaders at be mosque say the mosque is open to
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