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vehicle.. they were able to link that vehicle to a car that had been stolen in henderson at gun point. wilson's wife actually reported him missing on october 12th... and records show he made calls to a suicide hotline and a life insurance company. " detectives found that wilson had written in his own blood on the display screen in the vehicle the word sorry. " they think he wrote this before officers shot him. wilson is also linked to 16 armed robberies... police believe all are with this fake looking gun. other than that he had a very minor criminal history... so they're not sure what sparked the crime spree. live in the newsroom...kathle en jacob...fox5 news...local..las vegas. the four officers involved are on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. an arrest report shows a woman shot and killed over the weekend... was pregnant. police say 27- year-old ivan cotton is behind bars facing murder charges. officers found cotton standing outside a car with the injured woman inside on saturday
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the report shows cotton originally told police that kaji goode had shot herself... but was also heard on the 9-1-1 call saying "i made the mistake...she doesn't deserve this." 22-year-old goode was taken to the hospital... where she later died. police say the two had been in a relationship for the last year. a woman who was killed in a freeway shootout over the weekend has been identified. police say 48- year-old tracey donahue died saturday morning... after she and her husband were shot whi down the i-15. her husband thomas was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. police say two other vehicles were shot at by the suspect. that man was arrested at a c-v-s where he tried to sexually assault two women. 29-year-old kenneth mcdonald faces several charges including murder. police say more charges are expected... because of the multiple crime scenes. high winds over the weekend left 23 hundred homes and businesses without power. n-v energy reported that outage in a northwest valley
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were as high as 30 miles an hour at mccarran airport. nearly 400 homes are still without power in washoe county. n-v energy is warning people to staty away from downed power lines while crews contine to restore power. toss to weather that weekend wind is slowly leaving us, but cool air behind the system will hang around a few days. we'll see a high of 82 degrees on tuesday wit79 as a high on wednesday. light breezes from the south will increase and will be from the north on wednesday and thursday. we only expect north wind to top out around 20 mph..the strongest wind will be in the north portion of the las vegas valley. we will then warm up for friday and the weekend with highs between 86 and 89 for those days. average highs this week are around 80
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what was once possible.. is now probable.... governor brian sandoval signed the special session bills into law today.... allowing for the expansion of the convention center.... as well as approving the construction of an n-f-l stadium to las vegas...... with the
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raiders re-locate to the valley.... fox-5's vince sapienza is live at one of the potential stadium sites... near las vegas boulevard and sunset... he spoke with the governor and owner of the raiders to ask whats next.... that's right john.. cyndi.... speaking with governor.. he believes after today....southern nevada.. specifically clark county.. got safer.. bigger.. and better... safer...now with the opportunity to fund more police officers... convention center expansion... and better.. by building a stadium.. for both n-f-l use.. as well as u-n-l-v.... "i think we have a few raiders fans here, right?" the alumni center on unlv's campus was jam packed with raider fans and
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"i think we have a few raiders fans here, right?" the alumni center on unlv's campus was jam packed with raider fans and labor union workers to see governor brian sandoval sign a bill that could bring the oakland raiders to las vegas. "the opportunity for all of you, to get to work and build a monument for this valley, which will live on for many years to come, look forward to working with you all." governor sandoval says with the the bills put into law las vegas will see an annual 1.5 billion dollar economic impact. bringing in more than a million more annual visitors and book 1.8 million annual room nights. "we'll be fortifying our community and cementing our position as the number one tourist and hospitality destination on planet earth." and that destination is where raiders owner mark davis will see his team end up. davis tells me
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team will play here in the fall of 2019. "we believe if we stay in oakland for the next two seasons after this one it gives the families of all the players a chance to acclimate, find places to live and doesn't disrupt the family functions." "we're going to conintue to bring a championship back to the bay area, before we make our new home in las vegas." and it's not just the raiders hopeful of a new home. but unlv football as well. "the rebels will now have a place to play in a stadium near campus, that will elevate this program to greater heights, the big 12 will be beggin us to come back, come forward." "this bill and the law, it's an unblievable opportunity, it's something years from now i think we're going to look back and go wow, that day was more special than any of us could have imagined." governor sandoval says if for whatever reason the nfl doesn't approve the raiders move. the stadium won't be built. and for those who were in opposition, he has a message. "i think just to be patient as time goes by you're going to see the jobs that are created, the
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are created." and for las vegas football fans, they too must exercise patience as we wait for a final approval. but mark davis tells me it's not a tough sell. "i don't think it's a pitch, we learned a lot in our last go around in that process and i think we just need to provide that information." "puts people to work, brings people here, puts las vegas on the map again in terms of what we can accomplish."
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president obama is coming to las vegas this weekend. he'll be here on sunday... but it's not clear where or at what time just yet. we know he will be campaigning for hillary clinton and catherine cortez masto-- along with urging nevadans to vote. early voting does begin in nevada on saturday. but ahead of that big visit-- the third and final presidential debate at u-n-l-v just days away... it means a traffic headache for commuters... as road closures are re place. the i-15 southbound from sahara to the 2-15 eastbound through the airport connector will be closed on wednesday between four and 10 p-m. you can also see there are some other closures on tropicana... maryland parkway... and russell road. access to and from mccarran international airport will also be affected. the debate will create a multi- million dollar bill... but through september, unlv's debate had already
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and there are estimates that over 70 million people will be watching the debate that night... that's four times the number of people who watched the last world series that went to seven games. fox5's eric hilt is at the thomas and mack to tell us more about the preparations going on before wednesday. here inside the thomas and mack crews are putting the final touches on the stage that presidential nominees donald trump and hillary clinton will face off on in just two days... commission says this is the culmination of more than a year of planning with unlv and the las vegas convention and visitors bureau. they say right now 100s of people
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make sure everything is set for wednesday night and that work will continue through tomorrow. "we're really on the finishing touches, today is the final construction day and tomrrow we go into checks and tests we make sure all our backup systems are working, we have some rehearsals and then its debate day its not just here inside the thomas and mack where all these preparations are happening... across campus volunteers are making sure students staff and visitors are ready for wednesday with pop-up booths like these where they'll answer questions about the debate and the university... they even have pamphlets like these for media members that have everything from a map of the university to a breakdown of how to say nevada. soc coming up on fox
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where critical battleground states like nevada stand in the latest polls. a four year old is injured after accidentally shooting herself near her throat. but are situations like this unusual for las vegas? where nevada stands against other states in children and accidental shootings. and wildfires are continuing to scorch northern nevada. even though rain is in the forecast... it's causing more problems and concerns for
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the desert is where bad guys go when they want to make evidence disappear. but hiding the evidence won't help foyears...anian. ...or all those fake charities he helped set up... ...or the scams against seniors he formed... or the $17 million judgment he never paid. he can try, but he can't make his record disappear. danny tarkanian: just a con man who can't bury the truth.
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putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. planned parenthood should absolutely be defunded. and congressman hardy said he supported trump 100%. like trump, hardy opposed legislation to ensure equal pay. and hardy fought to defund planned parenthood, just like trump. ruben kihuen respects women. kihuen fought for equal pay for equal work. and ruben kihuen will protect our right to make our own health decisions.
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salesman was busted... after investigators say he scammed an elderly woman. d-m-v officials say the victim wanted to donate her old car to safe-nest when she purchased a new b-m-w. investigators say the salesman, "allen smith, junior" said he would arrange for the donation, and even told the victim he knew someone who worked at safe nest. instead... investigators say he sold the car through craigslist... leaving safe nest with nothing. smith was caught, and d-m-v officials say he could face more prison time because the victim is elderly. police need your help finding the suspect of a hit and run crash... that left a pedestrian dead. "this is probably one of the darkest areas of the street right here. obviously, there should be a consideration when crossing the street to make sure you are seen. do it where you're suppose to be. in a cross walk or intersection. it happened last night just before
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witnesses say a man was hit by a car while crossing bruce street near owens. they say the man was not in a marked cross walk and was not in an intersection. the vehicle did not stop after the crash. this is metro's 87- th traffic related death. a mother is behind bars after her 4- year-old daughter shoots herself in the throat. 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 say the woman left her firearm on a chair in a bedroom where multiple children were playing... that's when they say the gun accidently went off. the girl was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. in a study of accidental shootings involving children... nevada ranked near the bottom compared to other states nationwide. the study was done by the associated press and usa today. it found nearly one incident involved minors per million people. that's well below the national average of nearly three and a half incidents per million.
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three cases involved minors out of one thousand incidents in two and a half years. all three of those cases were in the las vegas area. rain is helping firefighters battle a wildfire near carson city. but it's also creating new concerns for flooding. the wildfire has already destroyed 22 homes in it's path through washoe valley. officials warn the public to stay away from the area... with the possibility of falling rocks. the 5-point 3 mile fire is now 55 percent contained. crews say they've managed to keep the fi four hundred and eighty homes. the fire started early friday morning. (charles moore, fire chief) "if you had a light camp fire and you have a spritzer bottle you can probably knock down the flames but you're not going to remove the heat. we have a lot of trees down that are still red hot. ..believe it or not in this rain. so our goal is to get this fire when the incident emergency team is done and there is zero percent chance that the fire will rekindle." governor brian sandoval declared a state of emergency allowing state agencies to help
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efforts and other services. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty that weekend wind is slowly leaving us, but cool air behind the system will hang around a few days. we'll see a high of 82 degrees on tuesday with 79 as a high on wednesday. light south will increase and will be from the north on wednesday and thursday. we only expect north wind to top out around 20 mph..the strongest wind will be in the north portion of the las vegas valley. we
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weekend with highs between 86 and 89 for those days. average highs this week are around 80 degrees. that weekend wind is slowly leaving us, but cool air behind the system will hang around a few days. we'll see a high of 82 degrees on tuesday with 79 as a high on wednesday. light breezes from the south will increase and will be from the
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and thursday. we only expect north wind to top out around 20 mph..the strongest wind will be in the north portion of the las vegas valley. we will then warm up for friday and the weekend with highs between 86 and 89 for those days. average highs this week are around 80 degrees.
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don't forget to join us this saturday for the southern highlands fall festival. there will be games... raffle prizes... a costume contest... pumpkin patch... and plenty of delicious food. the take 5 to care event will be at the go-ett family park october 22nd from 11 a-m to 3. it's free to get in. senator kaine is getting in some hammer time on the campaign trail. and it's not the first time either! we'll tell you about the surprisingly close friendship between kaine and a hip hop icon. plus... clown masks are off the shelves in
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but that doesn't mean it's off the costume option list completely. joe heck's and donald trump's views on women are disturbing. heck voted to defund planned parenthood 10 times. he was even willing to shut down the government over it. and they both outlaw abortion. "do you believe in punishment for abortion?" form of punishment." while heck co-sponsored legislation to criminalize abortion, even in cases of rape. donald trump and joe heck are not for you. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. the desert is where bad guys go when they want to make evidence disappear. but hiding the evidence won't help danny tarkanian. sure, he can bury all those property taxes he skipped out on for years...
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or the $17 million judgment he never paid. he can try, but he can't make his record disappear. danny tarkanian: just a con man who can't bury the truth. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. narrator: 2013: joe heck votes to shut down the government, risking vital services for thousands of nevada seniors and veterans. but as federal employees like air traffic controllers worked 16 days without pay, joe heck continues to cash his paycheck... even as 244 members of congress refused their pay. joe heck says he deserves it. joe heck. he hasn't been working for you. jim childs: one of the ways criminals avoid joe hebackground checkses it. is by going online and connecting with strangers to buy guns. as someone in law enforcement, i think that's dangerous. millions of guns are sold through websites like this,
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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.
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senator tim kaine got some hammer time sunday night. m-c hammer was one of fifteen guests at hillary clinton's fundraising dinner.l mm picture from last night's event. and it's not the first time kaine has hung out with the hip hop icon. the two were spotted together in 2013 at a washington capitals ganme wearing matching jerseys. hammer tweeted a photo from the game when clinton chose the virginia senator as her running mate in july... it reads "tim kaine is an excellent choice! good man. after dozens of reports of clowns terrorizing the country.... target will no
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clown masks are off the company's website entirely... but there are still clown costumes available including sexy clown outfits and oversized clown suits. a "clown lives matter" protest was scheduled for saturday in tuscon. the protest's organizer says the march was cancelled after the event's facebook page was slammed with numerous death threats and harassment. the woman who set up the march says she is not a professional clown... but was worried about recent clown scares. metro police have 35 reports of clown sightings since september. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. metro wants to keep animal abuse investigations a priority. and theres a hefty reward for information leading to an arrest in one
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you've heard plenty about joe heck and the tax breaks he's voted for. il billionaire koch brothers have spent to elect him. bad enough. but heck voted time and time again to limit nevada solar. risking jobs and higher rates. for nevada families, it's personal. catherine cortez masto will expand clean energy solar jobs. catherine cortez masto will fight for nevada families. edf action and lcv victory fund are responsible for the
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the third and final presidential debate at u-n-l-v is just days away... u-n-lv is putting up the final touches before the candidates face off wednesday. fox5's eric hilt joins us now from the thomas and mack and eric, what are you seeing? here inside the thomas and mack crews are putting the final touches on the stage that presidential nominees donald
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clinton will face off on in just two

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