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accidentally shooting herself near her throat. fox5's abby theodros was in the neighborhood... near nellis airforce base...with more on this sad story. 0-7 alice woolbright: that hurt my heart, im still dizzy, i couldnt believe what all i was seeing the police flying by i knew it was something. alice woolbright has lived on this street for 17 years and says she's never seen anything like it. 16-19 alice woolbright: nothing happened like this. i just cant believe this happened on studio street. a four year old girl got her hands on a gun and pulled the trigger. her mom and dad were in the home when it happened. 27-33 lt grant rogers: we kno w the bullet entered somewhere near the victims chin and throat area but i dont know entry and exit points her family - visibly shaken. neighbors like woolbright asking one
alice woolbright: why was the kid able to get a gun? guns should be locked up. because kids think guns are toys. we asked metro the same thing and they say its too early to say where the gun was stored or who it belonged to. alice woolbright: its sad, i feel for the baby. cases like this- however are rare in the silver state. a study released last week on accidental shootings involving children showed that nevada ranked near the bottom. the study found three cases in a two and a half year span. rogers: this is a very preventable thing that occurred its a tragedy lt rogers with metro says the police department offers a number of classes on gun safety. one of the first things they teach... rogers: if you have a save or a gun locker, or simple ways of storing a weapon, its really key for any gun owners out there. the little girl is expected to recover. police have made
case... ...30-year-old shaletres townsend has been booked in the clark county detention center. she faces one count of child neglect with substantial bodily harm. police need your help identifying two suspects who robbed a coin shop friday. these are surviellance images of the men. police say the men walked into a coin shop off boulder highway and sahara. the first suspect pointed a gun at employees... and then ordered them to the floor. the suspects were able to get away with money before officers arrived. if you know anything about this case... call police. you can leave an anonymous tip with crime stoppers... at 702-385-55-55. metro police are getting the word out on animal cruelty prevention... ...after hosting a public forum yesterday. detectives work with animal control and the animal foundation to investigate animal abuse cases. metro says that one hundred percent of sexual homicide offenders... had a history of animal cruelty. and forty percent of animal abusers have committed violent crimes against a person...
young age. if we don't investigate these crimes and we just ignore them, these people, have the potential to grow up and become our future serial killers, so we've got to start when they're young. police are still looking for the person... accused of hanging a cat from a fence last month. we have blurred the images because they are disturbing. the reward for information leading to that arrest... thousand dollars. in san diego, a member of the u-s navy is in custody... after the pickup truck he was driving... plunged off a bridge...killing four people. at least eight other people were also injured saturday night. the driver was identified as 25- year-old richard sepolio. he was driving the truck alone... when he lost control and hit a guardrail-- falling 60 feet onto a vendor's booth at a park. he was hospitalized with major injuries... he was later arrested on suspicion of d-u-i.
about a dozen people... ...helped rescue this man who was stuck in a burning s-u-v. the crash occured at an embankment in palm bay. the rescuers were joined by police later... ...and they pulled the driver from the car. in a strange twist, though... ...police did say the driver became unusually combative and had to be restrained. he was taken to the hospital afterwards. a virginia woman has a huge goal before her birthday... ...feed 30 thousand people. fox's lindsey watts has moren this ambitious plan. it may look like madness at this woodbridge home... but there's a method here. puyear says: "all of the parents saved all of their newspapers and they donated them to me today." lauren puyear is after the sunday coupons...getting help sorting them from her two boys and some neighborhood kids too puyear says: "they love to help." lauren's been feeding the needy for a few years now.... but it reached the point where she couldn't afford
the coupons come in. puyear says: "i was able to get both of these items for free. 28 cents a bag so i am going to coupon like crazy for these meatballs. i was able to get these toaster strudel for free and i think i may have about 50 boxes down here." when she realized what was possible... puyear says: "some meals can be 5 cents per meal." she upped the ante...vowing to feed 30 thousand people by next september. puyear says: "when i realized i was able to get food for free, i just knew that was going to be my golden ticket." we sat down with her..as she found her latest batch of savings... puyear says: "my first reaction was free!" you might not be as excited about a dollar off hot dogs..but from studying store circulars.. lauren knows these are already on sale for a dollar. puyear says: "so this will be a big ticket item to feed with bc ill get all the hot- dogs for free." she pays for her mission in dedication and discipline. puyear says: "i was
that i can reach my goal." doing a big part to cut down on hunger..one small snip at a time. a 12-year-old girl called 911 after finding four women who overdosed on heroin. it happened this weekend in springfield, massachusetts. the group of women had apparently gone out before returning to the home and overdosing, having left a group of 3 to 4 pre-teens and teenagers alone at the home playing video games in one of the upstai bedrooms. all four were given the opiate reversal drug naloxone, commonly called by the brand name narcan. the women quickly became alert and able to walk. all four were rushed to nearby hospitals. this past weekend was special for an amazing woman... united states army major lisa jaster is just one of three women... who has graduated from army ranger school. fox's kalyn mcmackin has the story. united states army major lisa jaster is just one of three women who can say
army ranger school. jaster says: "it was open to women back in april 20-15 for one experimental integrated class and i was one of the 19 women who started with that group." after the first week in training, only eight women were left. jaster says: "people were worried about the strength of the women going or our ability to stay in the field with the men the entire time. after a couple days we were just another student. i won't even say one of the guys." at 37 years old... jaster wasmo the oldest and highest ranking soldier of either gender to complete the notoriously brutal program. jaster says: "so, i was never really thinking that i was going to quit but i can honestly say there were many moments where i thought, dear god, i wouldn't be mad if you broke my ankle right now and i had to go to the hospital." but 62 days later... after carrying nearly 75 pounds of gear everyday, training twenty hours on no sleep and walking more than 200 miles...
ranger tab. jaster says: "sticking with it and being able to come back and tell people, hey you can push through, you can climb over obstacles, failure actually makes you better in the end, that was more of my success than just graduating." the west point graduate and two time war veteran says her accomplishment is bigger than just breaking a gender barrier. jaster says: "having x number of female soldiers graduate ranger school is one discussion but having the most capable soldiers available to you with diverse can come at a problem from different angles, that's what going to make us successful in the army, that's what's going to make you successful in the business world." the red bull air races didn't quite take flight this weekend... we'll tell you why the competition was shut down...plus... legendary pop star madonna is in the spotlight for a big honor... ...more on her latest
...after these crazy winds forced the race committee to cancel them. race director jim dimatteo said in a statement yesterday --quote "the strong wind today has resulted in the race committee taking the decision to cancel all flying sessions. safety is our utmost priority and with gusts over 30 knots, it exceeds our ability to conduct the race in a safe manner," -end quote. the races were canceled on saturday... ...but did start yesterday before they were stopped at sun set. gusty winds continue to blow across southern nevada monday morning. w these winds ease up later this afternoon and evening. a wind advisory for the las vegas valley remains in effect until 11 a.m. with gusts up to 55 mph possible. besides a few high clouds around this morning, we'll see mostly sunny skies today with high temperatures in the low 80s and upper 70s. tuesday brings
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is calling for a new law -- that will put the brakes on speeding trucks nationwide. fox's dana arschin has more on the proposal. if you drive in new york-you've probably at some point experienced the feeling of being surrounded on all sides by huge trucks. schumer says "it seems barreling down on them and trying to get them out of the way. it's a frightening experience schumer is pushing the u.s. department of transportation to finalize a proposal that's already in the hands of the agency. the rule would mandate vehicles over 26,000 pounds --mostly buses and trucks-- to have a device installed that would prevent them from ever moving above a certain speed. schumer says "setting the speed of heavy vehicles to a cap of 68 miles an hour would save as many as 96 lives a year. when setting
could save 498 lives a year." many drivers we spoke with say the dot should put the pedal to the metal to speed up the proposal. mos says: "i think it would help. i don't know how many accidents are caused by trucks speeding, but i know that as a driver of a relatively small car it would certainly make me feel more secure not to have trucks just whizzing by." schumer says last year there were more than 120 truck fatalities in new york state. this truck driver would be fully supportive of the limitations. mos says: "in new york city there's a lot of traffic and if you can go lower than 65 it would be good and there will be less accidents." but this driver, jason, doesn't necessarily think the speed limit devices would be for the best for truck drivers and the companies they work for. mos says: "this is how they get from one place to another, and if it will take them that
up, they'll have to pay more." (on-cam) senator schumer says he'd like to see this federal rule finalized before the new year. depending on the vehicle -- his office says it could cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000 to install each device. dana arschin, fox 5 news. students at one arizona high school are making a difference by creating high-tech 3-d prosthetic hands for children in need. rahul jay started the hand challenge initiative this past summer. his goal was to create ...build... and assemble 30 prosthetic 3-d hands to be donated to the hand challenge which is an organization that helps children in need. jay teamed up with a 3-d printing company... and his classmates are then assembling them. the kits jay uses cost 25 dollars a piece he's raised 900 so far.. the european space agency's first ever mars rover... started it's three-day descent to the surface of mars..
earth. landing on mars is a notoriously difficult task... that's plagued nearly all of russia's efforts. nasa has had some trouble as well... right now the u-s has two operational rovers on mars. the e-s-a's lander is scheduled to reach mars on wednesday. china launched its longest ever mission to space with a crew this morning. two astronauts were aboard the shenzhou-11 when it lifted off from the gobi desert. they will be in space for 33 days and will conduct experiments related to medicine, physics and biology. a major honor for madonna, the pop icon has been named "woman of the year" by billboard magazine. billboard notes that she is the highest grossing female touring artist of all time. madonna wrapped up her "rebel heart" tour in 2016 ... which grossed more than 170 million dollars and sold in excess of one million tickets. she also has more top ten singles on the billboard hot 100 than any other artist of all time. speaking of madonna... ...this next photo may make you say
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to dress up their dogs in cute sweaters... ...but to win a contest... ...this owner went for a more musical touch. you can see here this dog, a sharpie - beagle mix... ...is paying tribute to madonna by wearing a costume similar to madonna's famous 80s cone bra. but this is nothing new... her owner has dressed her up in other outfits over the years... ...like dora the explorer... ...and beetlejuice. she's already won her daycare's costume contest two years running... ...and she's hoping for third time's a charm this year. plenty more straight ahead on
including... its the final moments... before an nfl stadium comes to town.. governor sandoval is signing the bill today.. but the raiders aren''t coming just yet.. what still has to be done.. before they call vegas home. plus-- this annual event... its pretty frieghening why it's drawing in thrill seekers from around the
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guns are sold through websites like this, most with no background checks, no questions asked. the law requires background checks in gun stores; why don't we require them online? a few clicks of the mouse, now a bad guy is armed - and potentially dangerous. and that's a threat to all of us.