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burglars ransack her henderson home.. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. police say this happened early this morning to a 72-year old woman in sun city anthem. here's a look at where this crime took place.. it was at a home on garden city avenue just off sun city anthem boulevard. henderson police say this morning two men broke into her home at 2:15 ... once inside they found the woman .. tied her up .. and ransacked her home. at some point, police say one of the men also showed a firearm and was demanding valuables from the woman. the men ran and are still on the loose ... the woman did receive minor injuries. police say she did not get a good look at the men and could not give a good description. when we spoke with police, they had a message for everyone. michelle french / henderson police department "one thing henderson police would like to remind residents is to take steps to protect their home and loved ones. make sure your doors are locked, make sure that you've secured your windows using wooden dowels to protect your sliding glass doors
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windows that are accessible." henderson police tell fox5 they are following up on leads.. and ask if you know anything about this violent crime .. to call them with tips. a plea of "guilty" from javier righetti. he's the man accused of brutally killing a 15-year-old girl. he entered the plea with no promise that he won't be put to death for the 2011 murder of arbor view high school sophomore alyssa otremba - who had texted her mom that she was walking home. she was abducted while walking underneath a tunnel near the 95 and grand teton. righetti admits to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and stabbing otremba dozens of times before burning her corpse. a jury next month will consider whether righetti should be executed. a huge traffic mess on the strip this afternoon.. a box truck driver hit a palm tree before the truck flipped on its side nearthe flamingo.. police had to close down the northbound side of the strip from the scene down to
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get heavy equipment in to upright and remove the truck. metro police now telling us the driver may have suffered a medical episode. here's a live look at the scene... you can see ...... ..... the driver was taken to umc with minor injuries to be checked out. an update tonight on a gruesome discovery we first told you about last night. this is surveillance video from a flower shop on marion drive near lake mead and lamb.. in this video you see what appears to be someone dropping garbage bags onto the road. inside the bags ... at least four dead cats! someone found the animals yesterdayd afternoon. a c-s-i team collected evidence, and metro's animal cruelty team is investigating the case. tonight at ten ... more details about what else police say they
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so far, in the 2016 race for the white house, we've heard from the candidates, past presidents and celebrities. now, you can add lawyers to the growing list ... as donald trump and ted cruz fight over legal issues surrounding a campaign ad. sen. ted cruz / (r-tx) presidential candidate "you know, i have to say to mr. trump - you've been threatening frivolous lawsuits your entire life - even in the annals of frivolous lawsuits - this takes the cake." ted cruz defending his campaign's new 30-second spot .... highlighting donald trump's past comments on abortion when he said he was pro- choice. the commercial, airing in south carolina, ends with the narrator saying trump "cannot be trusted with these serious decisions". a trump campaign attorney sent the cruz campaign a cease and desist letter ...threatening a potential lawsuit,
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donald trump / (r) presidential candidate "senator cruz he'll say anything ... anything ... for instance, i'm very strong on the second amendment, hell say donald trump doesn't like the second amendment, he wants to get away with it -- where does he come up with this stuff?" and, while jeb bush engaged in a celebratory south carolina chest bump with older brother, george w ... the former florida governor continues to lag far behind in polls ... ahead of saturday's south carolina republican primary. but, a different story on the democratic side, where bernie sanders has closed the gap on hillary clinton here in nevada. fox 5's abby theodros joins us live in the newsroom - after talking with senator bernie sanders. in a new cnn poll - hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders are neck and neck when it comes to likely caucus go- ers who would support them. and in my brief chat with senator sanders -we talked about a lot of hot topics including why he would make the best commander in chief. its also important to note - i did reach out to hillary clinton's campaign for an interview .. but she
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likely caucus goers in nevada are evenly split when it comes to their pick for saturday's democratic caucus. a new cnn poll found that 48 percent of voters say they'll support hillary clinton - while senator bernie sanders follows close behind at 47 percent. nats the two presidential hopefuls have been in and around the silver state with the hopes of edging out the competition. nats in a satellite interview with fox 5 -sanders said it's his track record sets him apart sanders: anyone who checks my record..will find that after 25 years in the us congress there is no one who has a strongre pro union pro worker voting record and life's activites than bernie sanders does while that may be true -sanders and clinton continue to battle it out for key endorsements including the afl- cio labor federation. here in nevada - the culinary workers union says they wont be announcing an endorsement this primary cycle. a stark change from 2008 when the union supported obama in his run against
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mark peplowski, proffesor of poli sci at csn: the culinary union still hasn't endorsed anyone in this race and theyre arguably the most powerful union in nevada. and they've stayed out of it. theyre kind of stepping back saying we're not going to get into politics at least not today. while the endorsement of workers unions remains unclear - the new cnn poll shows that clinton is seen as a better pick when it comes to race relations, foreign policy and immigration. clinton: so we have work to do to stop bad things from happening and bad actors making our lives hard. meanwhile - clinton and sanders are more evenly split on the economy. sanders' non-convential policies have earned him support among new voters and the working class. senator sanders also talked about how important caucusing is even though it can be day long process. he said if our veterans could fight for our freedom - we as americans can take the time to go out and caucus. reporting live in the news room abby theodros fox5news local las vegas. senator sanders
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square off in a town hall tomorrow night downtown at the lou ruvo center for brain health. the clinton campaign if brining the whole clinton family to town for to saturday's caucus. tomorrow.. hillary will be at international union at 8:30, then friday night bill clinton and daughter chelsea will hold a rally at the clark county government center amphitheater. and saturday at 2:30 .. democratic caucus day .. bill clinton stays in town to hold a rally at the palace ballroom inside caesers. caesars is also home to one of the caucus sites. here in southern nevada .. be ready to see many more candidates over the next week. jeb bush will also be here campaigning.. speking at the southern hills republican women's luncheon a week from today at the revere golf club in anthem. republican presidential candidate ted cruz is planning at least eight campaign events in nevada leading up the state's caucuses. the texas senator's blitz starts with a
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then a rally sunday night at six at the henderson convention center. he plans on also holding rallies on monday and tuesday .. the day of the gop caucuses. coming up .. new information on a story so many are talking about. we spend some time with nicky ... slashed in the standoff. hear if he will be returning to soon. "practice is daytona 500, i'm kevin bolinger in daytona beach florida with a preview of the great american race, straight ahead." your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child 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.
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after being attacked with a machete last week - nicky the k9 is recovering quickly from surgery. meanwhile - the suspect nicky was trying to apprehend refused to come to his initial appearance this morning. fox 5's ophelia young is outside of metro's south central area command... after catching up on the k-9's progress. i did and his handler says nicky was eager to get right back to work as soon as the cone came off. but he's going to have to take it easy until the stitches come out. from a surgery just five days ago to tugging on his leash today... nicky's spirit is ready for work. "panting" "if we took that cone off him like i just did and set it out him out here right now he wouldnt have any hesitation in doing his job." but his stitches say other wise. last thursday - nicky was sent into an apartment after police say a barricaded suspect refused to come out. witnesses had called in tolavius timmons after hearing gunshots his apartment.
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rolling in a 5 thousand dollar robot weighing 600 pounds - which they say timmons knocked over and broke. after 9 hours of negotiating, metro's last resort was to send in nicky to bring out timmons. metro believes timmons stabbed nicky with a machete 5 times - during which they didnt hear one sound from nicky. "in fact he was trying to go back in there and i had him by the collar i was taking him out to get him out of the way of the swat guys and i looked down i had blood all over my hands and is that from the suspect or you and i looked down and he was bleeding all over the place." the 8 year old melanois was rushed to a nearby animal hospital where he immediately underwent surgery. it was the most serious injury metro had ever seen to their k9s. metro has 18 k9 handlers - all whom treat their dogs like just another officer. timmons prosecuter amy ferreira says he
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for attacking nicky. "they are in fact officers they are trained to uphold the laws of this community just like a man or a woman whos a police officer would be" since thursday - nicky has seen growing community support. "the reason why it sometimes feels like people are more concerned about animals is becuase animals dont have a voice." "whos a good dog? whos a good dog? is it you?" though nicky doesnt have a voice -his hander says his spirit is loud enough. ""one of the traits that makes him such a good police dog is he doesnt back down." nicky will be alright - but many question still remaining about tovalius timmons case - such as were there drugs involved, was it an attempted suicide that sparked the 9 hour stand off - metro says they are still working to get those answers - reporting live... for the time being, timmons faces 3 felonies.. he is scheduled to be in court for the first time tomorrow.
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24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty southwest gusts to 25 mph expected overnight with those winds increasing to 40 mph thursday morning. those gusts finally decrease once we get into the late afternoon and evening thursday, but still expected around 20 mph. we have a chance at a few drops late tonight, but our best chance of showers will be midnight and 6 am on thursday with a few hundredths possible. after 81 degrees on wednesday, we'll drop to 68 on thursday. we'll be back up to the low and mid 70s for friday and through the weekend. southwest gusts to 25 mph expected overnight with those winds increasing to 40 mph thursday morning.
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decrease once we get into the late afternoon and evening thursday, but still expected around 20 mph. we have a chance at a few drops late tonight, but our best chance of showers will be between around midnight and 6 am on thursday with a few hundredths possible. after 81 degrees on wednesday, we'll drop to 68 on thursday. we'll be back up to the low and mid 70s for friday and through the weekend. closed captioning will resume shortly new tonight at six.. local police departments are
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.. with coffee. will resume shortly new tonight at six.. local police departments are reaching out to their communities .. with coffee. "nice meeting you, all right, keep up
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these henderson police officers at the mcdonald's at st rose and eastern. they spent the morning talking with the people who came in for breakfast or a drink.. hoping to make their streets safer and the community friendlier. lt. orestes guerra / henderson police "it's just an opportunity for the citizens to come out and meet the officers in their community and have any questions for us, address their concerns whatever they may be, and it's just a chance for us to get feedback on how we're doing and what we can do better." other local departments also spent the morning at mcdonald's in their areas of the valley. nascar fans are getting giddy! a look at practice in daytona ahead of the biggest race in the
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope, open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton,
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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. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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the daytona 500 is sunday and the eyes of the racing world are in florida right now. that's where we find fox 5's kevin bolinger. he joins us from daytona beach with a preview. nascar is different then other sports because their super bowl is the first week of the season. teams though have been preparing the entire offseason for this one race. it's the daytona 500 and this year it should be a doozy. nats drivers were on the track getting practice in for the biggest race of the regular season. 20 year old chase elliott is the youngest pole winner at daytona and has the added pressure of drving gordon's number 24.
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and green valley high school grad jamie little says it sets up some great story lines for fans. jamie little/fox nascar reporter: i think the personalities. somebody like chase elliott who is on the pole here. it's gonna start that momentum. people are going to be like who is this kidin the 24 car. i want to see him. between that and jeff gordon being in our booth i think a lot of pepole out in vegas want to see jeff gordon. they want to hear what he's all about and what he brings to the boradcast. chase elliott/daytona 500 pole winner: a starting spot doesn't mean much but experience does. so trying to position yourself correctly means a lot more so we have to keep that in mind. the busch brothers are trying to win the 500 for the first time, looking to add to their list of accomplishments. kyle busch/defending sprint cup series champion: it would certainly be awesome. just to cap off or continue the sort of dominance would be nice but to win daytona 500 is something on my list for my whole
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something i want to accomplish. whether it happens this year, as long as it does happen, i'll be happy with that. kurt busch/three 2nd place finishes at daytona: over the years i've raced conservative and i have three second place finishes. i've got a strong enough team to bail me out in points so we're going for it this time. even if we end up wrecking, we're gonna go for it. kevin: this track is known for some wild wrecks and if you talk to the drivers they say the key to winning here at daytona has nothing to do with skill but a whole lot of luck. we'll see as the green flag drops on the great american race sunday at 10am. you can see it here on fox 5. in daytona beach florida kb ffnllv. during nascar weekend in las vegas...fox 5 will once again bring you the emmy winning speedway saturday night. we'll have feature stories, live interviews and everything you need to know to get you ready for the race at the las vegas motor speedway. it's saturday march 5-th at 7 p-m. manny pacquiao's comments disparaging gays
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apparel giant nike. the company issued a release wednesday saying it has dropped the filipino boxer after he was quoted as saying gay people "are worse than animals." nike called pacquiao's comments "abhorrent" and said the company strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has long stood up for the fights of gays. pacquiao meets timothy bradley on april 9th here in las vegas in what could be his last fight. today, he apologized for his remarks. do you remember the viral video "i've got a crush on obama.?? right after the break .. she's back .. and she's moved on. singing "you're so progressive, and introspective wanna get you elected i'm bern-ing up for you." keep watching for an all new more
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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. if you're going to say "better ingredients. better pizza." you better deliver. which is why i'm introducing our new papa's quality guarantee:
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get any large pizza up to 5-toppings for just $9.99. online only. at papajohns.com for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas sun 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. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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here's a look at one of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. a record 42 million people visited las vegas last year... and they don't get here by accident. there's a group of people who's sole mission is to find them. in a city built on tourism .. we'll meet the people who may have the most important job in las vegas. the lvcva is in the business of selling las vegas. and business is booming. it's their jobs to find people .. get em' here .. and keep 'em coming back. "there's no other city in the world who has entertainment like las vegas or the variety... we have more special events in one month than most cities do in a year." there are more big plans in the pipeline... including a proposed 1.2 billion dollar stadium. which could lead to a high stakes tug of war.
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lvcva... could be funneled off to the new stadium. tonight, see what the lvcva has to say about this looming turf war. finallt tonight .. a viral star stops crushing on obama and starts crushing on bernie sanders in a new viral music video. singing "your hair's messy and white but you fight for civil rights baby we can filibuster all night talk bernie to me." the woman behind the monster-viral hit "crush on obama" is back. viral star leah kauffman just dropped a new musical ode to the democratic candidate....called "bernie bae". the song is about the excitement surrounding sanders' campaign and is... already on it's way to web- sensation status. thanks for joining
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"more access" is coming up next. over! tonight - an exclusive from one of the creators of how they're updating the popular beatles production on its 10th anniversary. we're basically re- doing the show from the ground up. it's taken two years. it's taken a lot of man hours. then - a look at how britney's show is getting a new look too! ((nats britney set)) on set scoop and behind-the-scenes secrets as our "britney week"
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plus - the wonderful wizarding world of harry potter bringing some magic to vegas how you can hang in henderson, hogwarts style. then - movie nats ((anthony/chiwetel sot)) ((anthony/chiwetel sot)) we are chatting hair, bank heist and hardcore action with the hot cast of the new thriller "triple 9". see what anthony mackie and chiwetel ejifor tell us about their intense new film. your access to las vegas entertainment starts now get more las vegas. more. more! i love to get more. when i'm in vegas i love to get more! (( bang! )) harry potter makes thrill- seeking plans with sean during his next vegas

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