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us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. we're seeing our first video of a k-9 officer who was attacked by a machete last week. fox five's elizabeth watts is live in the newsroom with details on how he's doing - and more on the suspect behind bars. nicky is doing well after being stabbed nearly 15 times with a machete. here's video of the k-9 who visited the k-9 station to say hello today. metro says nicky's handler sergeant eric kerns has been working- but nicky is out of commission while recovering. metro police say thurs at a standoff at an apartment near maryland and twain nicky had to go in after a man... the suspect had several dog bites but nicky had been
machete. the suspect- tolavious timmons facing felony charges. nicky had to have emergency surgery but is said to be in good spirits and acting as if nothing had happened. timmons also said to have picked up and flipped over a 600 pound robot that had sent in before nicky had to go in... and damaged that as well. so he's facing multiple charges including felony attacking a police animal.. also damaging and destroying state property. reporting live ew ffn llv according to nevada law- mistreating a police animal is a felony and punishable with up to four years in prison and ten thousand in fines. a gunman is still on the run after an argument turns deadly. it happened around nine last night at an apartment complex on karen avenue. that's near sahara and lamb. police say two men were arguing outside when one of them was shot. officers found the victim on the ground. he was taken to sunrise trauma center where he
police say a suspect has not been arrested... but they are looking for 44- year-old lacy howard as a person of interest. anyone with information about this homicide should call police or crimestoppers 7-0-2-3-8-5-55-55. there is still no answer to what caused metro's 911 system to crash two weeks ago today-- but police are explaining how they're trying to prevent the problem from happening again. fox 5s cyndi lundeberg is live at metro headquarters after asking police what may have gone wrong. metro says they don't know exactly what caused the six hour crash but believe it had to do with a surge of data which flooded their system and overwhelmed it... metro forwarded calls to north las vegas and henderson during the outage... today we asked metro if there had been any complaints because of the
there weren't any that they were of... they did say with confidence that the failure was not caused by a hack... because their firewall was still intact... currently the department is getting additional equipment... adding back up phone lines should the primary phone lines fail and they will also be setting up an offsite call center which will assist the main call center... ultimately tho they said they cannot control technology... "we cannot be sure it's technology it can fail we have improved that and we feel very confident" metro says employees have also been reminded about protocols... and during today's press conference they said they could not rule out employees plugging in usbs or their iphones as possibly leading to the crash of the server...
the outage they don't know how many calls were made or dropped because the system lost all of that information... reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas metro says they are sure the crash was not caused by call volume. henderson and north las vegas police use a different emergency call system. golden retrievers from overseas... looking for a new life - and a new home - in america. "love and attention. they want to be a part of a pack and a pack is a family." why these adorable pups were brought in from the middle east... and who's footing the bill. plus - more than half-a-million girl scout cookie boxes - all in one
dollars for each animal. "they were once a status symbol among the wealthy and kind of lost their luster and were released onto the streets. they don't do well with the feral dog packs over there." the dogs will be placed in foster homes until they are matched with families... which will likely be an easy task since the breed is in such high demand in the u-s. people across the country are on waiting lists to adopt. a different kind of delivery... for girl scouts in northern nearly 15-hundred volunteers scout cookie drop about 68- thousand cases were handed out. that's a total of more than 800- thousand packages. of course - everyone has a favorite. reporter: "why are thin mints the best?" girl scout: "because they have chocolate. i love reporter: "you got picking up today?' raymond clark: "427 cases." season runs through march 22-nd.
of thousands of square feet! the magic trade show is going on mandalay bay. the latest in apparel, footwear and accessories. the show attracts designers and buyers to las vegas... to see what's on tap for the upcoming season. "we hail exhibitors from all over the world from japan, canada, italy france, brazil, spain all over, it's exciting" there's also an entire section dedicated to shoes! as fox5 news this morning's maria silva found out... why have one heel when you can have two. a look at more of the innovative designs coming up at 6:30 on more access. president obama remains determined to fill a new vacancy on the supreme court. coming up... the looming political battle... to
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.
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.
i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. underway today in los angeles... for a man charged with killing one girl and nine women over three decades. lonnie david franklin-junior is known as the "grim sleeper". it's in reference to
the long period of apparent inactivity between killings - 13 years apart. the first murders tied to franklin were in 19-85. the victims ranged in age from 15 to 35. the 63-year-old former garbage collector and police garage attendant has pleaded not guilty. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. the trial is expected to last two to three months. the case has led to a documentary, official website and made-for-tv movie. a battle looms in washington.... over replacing the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. as doug mckelway reports... senate republicans are digging in their
for any nominee... while president obama is addressing the growing controversy. it's a tradition that dates back to the 19th century... the supreme court paying respect to the late justice antonin scalia by draping his chair in black. scalia will lie in repose on friday at the court... followed by a funeral on saturday in washington. but as tributes to one of the nation's most influential jurists continue pouring in... questions are being asked about what will happen to cases he helped decide - and others that are still pending: o'brien says: "some will be affirmed by a 4-4 vote and some will be scheduled for argument next term, and you don't know which." meanwhile both parties are still fighting over who will replace scalia... and when it will happen. cruz says: "we are one justice away from a radical five- justice left wing majority the likes of which this country has never seen." obama says: "there's no unwritten law that says it can only be done in off years. that's not in the constitutional test." republicans are digging in their
saying a vote on scalia's replacement won't even be considered until after the presidential election. but president obama is standing firm - saying it's his responsibility to nominate a new justice.... to keep the court functioning smoothly. obama says: "there is more than enough time for the senate to consider in a thoughtful way the record of a nominee that i present, and make a decision." (on-cam tag) iowa senator chuck grassley - the head of the judiciary committee - says he'll wait to see who the president nominates... before deciding when to hold confirmation hearings. in washington, doug mckelway, fox news scalia was found dead - due to natural causes saturday - while staying at a ranch in texas. new jersey governor chris christie... talked about his failed run for the white house. "i want to say thank you to the people of new jersey for allowing me the great privilege of running for president of the united states." "while the result is not what i hoped for, and maybe for
the experience has made be a better governor, a better american and better person." christie spoke before the new jersey legislature today... while proposing his latest state budget. his white house bid ended six days ago.... after a disappointing finish in the new hampshire primary. commercial air traffic between the united states and cuba will resume for the first time in five decades. the deal was signed today in havana - clearing the way for dozens of new daily flights as early as this fall - bringing hundreds of thousands of additional american travelers a year to cuba. the u-s department of transportation has opened bidding by american air carriers on as many as 110 flights a day between the two countries. that's more than five times the current number. all flights operating between the two countries today are charters. brian sandoval will be among governors from 17 states - who are planning to work together on an effort for cleaner energy and
the bipartisan group announced what it's calling the "governors' accord for a new energy future". the governors - whose states represent nearly 40 percent of the nation's population - will joins together on energy planning and policies. the goal is to expand state economies - while protecting the environment - and preserving health. earlier this afternoon on fox five... you heard former u-f-c champion talk about her shocking title loss to holly holm last year. she offered some emotional words about how she felt afterwards.... and the support of her boyfriend - fellow u-f-c fighter travis browne. "i was like... what am i anymore if i am not this? literally thinking about killing myself and the exact second i'm nothing, what do i do anymore " "i looked up and i say my man travis he was there... i looked up at him... i need to have his babies... i need to stay alive... laughs applause) "you need to stay
rousey posted this photo from the set on her insta-gram account. she also thanked her team for getting her ready for the "ellen" appearance. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon with increasing clouds and increasing southwest breezes that turn in to gusts around 25 mph in the evening. stronger wind expected for thursday with southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also have a slight chance of showers for the early morning on thursday with a high of 70 degrees. for friday and the weekend we'll see
mostly sunny skies. we'll be close to 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon with increasing clouds and increasing southwest breezes that turn in to gusts around 25 mph in the evening. stronger wind expected for thursday with southwest gusts to 40 mph. we have a wind advisory for those stronger gusts through thursday. we'll also have a slight chance of showers for the early morning on thursday with a high of 70 degrees. for friday and the weekend we'll see
an massive eight- legged creature.... returns to the ocean. why this octopus - is leaving land.... to avoid a life- threatening situation. plus... taking the next step. tomorrow on fox5 news this morning, we sit down with the miss america organization to talk about a full- ride scholarship to u-n-l-v aimed at empowering young women right here
here's a look at one of the stories we are working for fox5 news at the battle over solar energy continued today as senator harry reid calls n-v energy a tonight .. nv energy responds. and a look at the progress being made at the strip's newest green space.. find out why mgm is using ship builders on this project. it's time for one of the most popular attractions at the seattle aquarium... to go back home. a giant male octopus named "kong" is being released back into the ocean. biologists say the 70-pound creature was almost twice the size of any potential mate. and they were worried he would eat the female! so - they decided
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. i'm hillary clinton,
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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6 starts now. preventing another 9-1-1 system crash.. what metro police are changing to make sure when you have an emergency .. someone picks up your call. the road to recoveve comes with a lot of love.. a treats. an update on metro k-9 officer nicky.. and the suspect accused of slashing him. the battle over solar energy reared its head today as senator harry reid calls n-v energy a monopoly.. tonight .. nv
this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas less than two months after a multi million dollar upgrade to our emergency call center .. it fails. today - metro emplains what happened. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. two weeks ago .. las vegas metro police department's 911 center's computer call system crashed. leaving people with no answers .. and long holds. today, fox 5s cyndi lundeberg spoke with metro and joins us live from polcie headquarters with metro's explanation. they say they aren't exactly sure what caused the crash... but believe it had to do with a surge of data flooding their system.. which ultimately overwhelmed it. now in response metro says they're increasing monitoring of the system... adding phone lines and also adding an offsite call center. they also said