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it's how mgm describes it's decision to contract-out it valet service. what it means to the current employees. breaking news tonight.. las vegas metro police tell us it's 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 sytems are having issues. i'm elizabeth watts .. christine is on assignment. i'm john huck. at this time if you call 9-1-1 you might be in for a long wait.. and if you call 3- 1-1 you may get a busy signal. metro police are asking that you only call 9-1-1 for a quote, "true emergency" until further notice. and because of at this time an officer will not be dispatched out for non- emergency calls. all 9-1-1 calls are currently being routed to henderson and north las vegas police departments. be sure to keep 5 vegas dot com .. and follow our twitter feeds for the latest updates. maryland for a makeover.
how to revitalize the stretch from the airport to downtown. fox 5's ophelia young takes a look at what could be about to change. "what do i have to have a huge show out in the parking lot to make this happen again you know?" the persistent owner of cash 4 chaos - melvyn howard is losing hope after 15 years behind the register. "i'd say probably in 2005 before that it was slammin" "have you thought of closing down absolutely almost every week." if he did...he'd join the dozens of businesses that have one by one - moved, or closed. "a mediteranean restaurant we used to have tables and chairs out here this really nice little dining thing and then tower reecords turned into a thrift store and then slowly it just started to." cash 4 chaos keeps their doors open "nat: ding" - because of customers who hold on as tightly as jason shimada does. "i remember this place when i was growing up thats why im here with my daughter now and my son." adjacent to unlv - nobody would guess
town. jason's children may never experience what maryland parkway was - but they'll hopefully see what maryland parkway will be. clark county is partnering with the city of las vegas - unlv and the national endowment for the art - to plan a redevelopment of maryland parkway. a train may soon run from the airport past campus to downtown - and to welcome more pedestrians - architects from bunnyfish studios were hired to decorate. "our goal is to make sure that each of those neighborhoods is represented with art that is symbolic of who they are and what they represent along this path." architects, artists, and real estate developers will meet over the next 6 months and reach out to neighbors - "nat music" the news has turned up hopes. "ive heard what they did with the art district and stuff and its beautiful and im hoping that will come down here." jason will hold on a little longer.
some of these shops reopening again and kind of get that hipster feeling back you know?" right now .. planners are in the beginning study stages. after tonight's meeting at the winchester cultural center least three more meetings before we have any solid ideas of what maryland parkway will look like. the national endowment for the arts granted the county 50 thousand dollars for the study. have arrested two suspects accused in a man's the suspects are 23-year-old krystal guice and 25-year-old deonte coleman -- also both face an open murder charge. police say they were involved in the death of 26- year-old johnny dee haney. according to a report, coleman was waiting in the car when guice went to pick up the daughter she shared with haney at an apartment complex at green valley and warm haney walked
shots were fired. the suspects took off with the four-year-old in a vehicle. the two were later arrested and the child placed in child protective services. tonight, we're side of the story in a situation that was caught on camera and has gone viral, between a motorcyclist and a driver. today we spoke to the driver who admits to pulling a gun, pointing it at after he started knocking on his window. the driver says more to this story. i felt surrounded and threatened, it was an issue. the driver of this red truck told us anonymously that nearly a dozen motorcyclists were riding around him on boulder highway. you see the second three minutes of it, there's about 3 or 4 minutes of what they didn't show you of all the motorcycles being erratic and causing issues in traffic. went off the dirt the rider who filmed the incident and also wants to remain anonymous said it began with a dust up involving blue suv. suv
and forth with that driver evident in the video which didn't involve the red truck until- one of them leaned against my truck on the front of it, when he left he nudged the truck with his foot peg or motorcycle i don't know it moved the truck a little bit, and then he popped wheely's taking off and about wrecked right in front of my vehicle, and that undoubtedly is where it began. it's at that point, the driver who has a concealed weapons license is infuriated. when i get up to the next light the guy's got me distracted on the left hand side on the passenger side and then this other individual comes up knocking on my, beating on my passenger door get the gun why you flipping me off i didn't do nothing crossing traffic etc undoubtedly it startled me and i pulled my n out and i was prepared for him, and it's just that simple. sot i didn't really think it was gonna escalate to what it did he said that your hand was on the trigger- yes it was, and it was there for a reason. if i had
use it. i have a concealed i've been trained to use it and i will. both men accuse each other of other one- only one of them says he would have that's literally the first time i've gone up to somebodys window in traffic like that and it will be the last if the same i'd pull it again. the driver of the red truck says he passengers filled morning with the motorcycle rider filed a report as well. while pointing a gun at someone is a gross misdemeanor--, the driver says based conversation with police, he does not believe he trouble because he believes his actions were the rider also said police told him the riders would not face charges. mgm resorts international another change to its parking. months, the contract out it's valet parking to a company called 'sp +'. in a release from mgm, it stated the
brings decades of experience to this challenge. but just as important, sp plus shares our company's strong employee-centric culture and our commitment to guest-service excellence in resort and event operations." with this new move, mgm says more than 400 current employees will transfer to the new company with the same pay and benefits... with the exception of workers at luxor, excalibur and circus circus who are under a collective bargaining agreement. last month, mgm announced it would begin charging for self parking and valet as part as a 90- million dollar parking strategy. the nevada department of wildlife has arrested an arizona man for the deaths of two hawks and an eagle. they are holding dana morley mcivor on six counts of unlawful possession of a raptor and raptor parts... and one count of the unlawful kill of an eagle. he admitted he had them for ceremonial purposes. authorities found spent cartridges... and two wings from two separately killed hawks, which were seized by the nevada
wildlife and elko police. also seized were 124 separate eagle and hawk feathers-- combined with the wings could be worth as much as 10-thousand dollars. eagle feathers are often sold and traded illegally to be used in native american celebrations and for profit in international markets. a permit is required to have them. on the heels of last night's results in iowa many of the candidates hopped a flight to new hampshire where they are preparing for the next battle. john roberts has the latest from new hampshire. the g-o-p winner of the iowa caucus senator ted cruz is wasting no time. nats of cruz event pushing past trump, cruz is hoping to build on the momentum created from his cruz says: "this is a movement for the people, of people who are furious with dc, with the dc cartel people who get in bed with special interests government." while governor mike huckabee dropped out of the race , others like new jersey governor chris
fare so well aren't ready to call it quits just yet. christie says: "early in the summer i was happy to be in your top 3, i don't want to be your top 3, want to be your top 1." but in iowa christie didn't even make it into the top three, placing tenth in a crowded field. the number three spot instead went to junior senator marco rubio, who earlier today received a key endorsement from south carolina senator tim scott. scott says: "im putting my confidence and trust in marco rubio ." on the democratic side ... a winner has finally been declared ... at first too close to call it turns out hillary clinton beat bernie sanders in what is being called the closest caucus in history. so thrilled that i am coming to new winning iowa. i've won there and i've lost there, it's a lot better to win." sanders says: "now in nh were going to astond the world again." roberts says: even tougher fight hampshire, where vermont senator bernie sanders digit lead in the polls. in new hampshire, john roberts, fox
last night on fox 5 news at 10 .. we spoke with college of southern nevada political science professor mark peplowski about what the results .. expecially clinton's narrow win, will mean for our caucuses. "she and the administration, in terms of the administration types, are going to be pulling out all the stops to get support for hillary for the next three elections. they are serious about getting them out, i think you're going to see the unions and other groups motivating people to get to the caucuses to keep bernie down." here in nevada ... the democratic caucus are held on saturday afternoon .. february 20th. the republican caucus is the night of tuesday, february 23rd. looking closer now at how many people are already registered to vote here in nevada.. according to the state secretary of state .. almost 16-thousand people signed up to vote in january alone. currently, there are more than 1- point-2 million active registered voters in the state. almost 40-percent
just over 35- percent are republicans. and almost 20 percent have not declared a party.. the rest are mostly members of the independent american party and the libertarian party. coming up -- it's groundhog day - and that means it's time to start talking about mojave max. and congress begins talking about the integration of women taking on new roles in the military. what it means for current troops ... and old laws like signing up for selective service. and find out what caused a considerable amount of damage to this well known casino sign. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
"punxsutawney phil" predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow this morning. here in southern nevada -- we have our own version to predict the forecast. we're waiting on desert tortoise "mojave max" at the red rock national conservation area. he's in a reptile form of hibernation since fall. when the weather is just right -- max emerges from his burrow to signal the start of spring. clark county students are encouraged to guess when he'll wake up from his slumber. today -- newton elementary school learned about the desert tortoise to help with their
"we want to make sure people understand theyre threatened we want to protect them we like to let students know what they can do and spread message to siblings family and they can help us conserve and protect desert tortoise." classrooms and students can start sending in their guesses for the "mjoave max watch". you can find the link to enter the contest on fox five vegas dot com under the "links" section. the student who is the closest wins a laptop and digital camera... plus a laptop for their teacher. high winds over the last couple days have damaged a well known sign. take a look ... this is the "primm valley cason resorts" sign in front of the casino at the stateline. you can see it now only reads 'valley' after the wind tore out the part with 'primm'.. viewer cindy thompson sent this to us through reportit. a spokeswoman for the property told there's no estimate yet on just how much it'll cost them to fix the sign. now fox5 weather 24/7 with les
((weather)) chilly temperatures linger for one more day then we will gradually warm to above seasonal temperatures by sunday. we have a fast moving low approaching us. clouds will begin to return to the valley wednesday into thursday. also breezy conditions will return wednesday afternoon. behind the low a ridge will start building pushing our daytime and nighttime temperatures up
week. chilly temperatures linger for one more day then we will gradually warm to above seasonal temperatures by fast moving low clouds will begin to return to the valley wednesday into thursday. also breezy conditions will return wednesday afternoon. behind the low a ridge will start building pushing our daytime and nighttime
preparedness. fox news national security correspondent jennifer griffin has more from the pentagon. defense secretary ash carter announced in december the military would let women serve in all combat roles... it was a historic change greeted with skepticism by many lawmakers on capitol hill... the senate now asking hard questions about how the new rules will be implemented -- and whether standards will be lowered for female applicants to elite units. mabus says: "as long as those standards are not arbitrary, they are operationally relevant, they are job-related, then gender ought to be irrelevant." another big question - whether women should have to register for selective service... the program that's used to determine who is eligible for the draft. women are currently exempt by law - which only congress can change. lawmakers are split on the issue. mccaskill says: "asking women to register as we ask men to register would maybe possibly open up more recruits." mccain says: "i'm concerned that the department has gone about things
consequential decision was made and mandated before the military could study its implications." but the top generals in the army and marines both say they believe women should have to register... and they're standing behind the new plan to open all military roles to women - saying it's a matter of national security. solemn duty, as army chief of staff, to ensure that the army remains ready to defend this great nation and to do so we need the most qualified men and women." the military says it will take up to three years... before women are fully integrated into combat positions. at the pentagon, jennifer griffin, fox news. next .. why officials ain southern california are dealing with another inmate on the run .. this time though .. it's their own fault! and be careful where you fly drones.. these eagle-eyed officers might be watching.
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find out about the mistake until about 9:30 sunday night. no details on how he was released are being put out ... and at last still free. some remarkable video from southern california today .. a small plane crashed into shallow ocean waters a few miles north of miami beach. aerials show the small plane in the shallow water not far from shore. according to reports .. two people were onboard and rescued. they are said to be in good condition. it's unclear what caused the plane to go down. a couple months ago we showed you video of chinese authorities using a large net to catch drones flying where they were not allowed. police in the netherlands might have an even better idea. they are training eagles to capture and return
drones. the eagles target the unmanned devices that some consider a nuisance. the bald eagles have been trained to swoop in and neatly grab the drones with their large talons. the dutch company that came up with the idea calls them a "low tech solution for a high tech problem." still ahead .. a
some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. a henderson man-- killed in front of his four year old daughter. we talk to a man who saw it all go down the las vegas metro police department is having issues with its emergency lines. now henderson and north las vegas are fielding those calls. we will have the very latest. budweiser is doing something it has not done in more than a decade... and it's getting help from the ad is a straight-foward campaign that takes on drunk driving. 70-year old throwing out unique insults for people who drive drunk. "if you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution, a darwin-award deserving, selfish coward. if your brain was donated to science, science
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