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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. police first tried 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
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animal hospital where he immediately underwent surgery. it was the most serious injury to their k9s. metro has 18 k9 handlers - all whom like just another office@l@ @h h@ timmons prosecuter could face up to 4 for attacking nicky. "they are in fact trained to uphold community just like a man or a woman whos a police 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
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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 and is demanded by the judge to show up to his initial hearing tomorrow morning. two men are wanted for breaking into a home in sun city anthem and tying up a 72-year-old woman inside. the suspects entered the home on garden city avenue near sun city anthem drive and olivia heights around 2:15 this morning. they had a gun and demanded valuables from the homeowner... who was tied up while they ransacked her home. she survived with minor injuries. the men got away with cash and jewelry. 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 as well as any windows that are
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henderson police tell fox5 they are following up on leads. we've posted this story on our fox five facebook page. we encourage you to share the story... and help police track down the suspects. 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 robbery in a parking lot ended with a man being shot in his shoulder. it happened just after 1-30 this morning... near cimarron and blue diamond. metro says the victim was waiting for a friend in the parking lot of a strip mall... and was approached by an armed man.
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demanded money - and shot the victim - who was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. no word on any arrests. information - call police or crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. west caucus for the democrats is thousands of nevadans will have the opportunity - to choose their favorite presidential fox5s abby live in the talking with senator bernie sanders today. nevadans are torn when it comes to who would make the best democratic presidential candidate. in a new cnn poll - 48 percent of likely caucus attendees said they would support clinton while 47 percent favor sanders. the race to the white house has been close for the two candidates but nevada could set the tone for the following primaries. 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
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sanders follows percent. 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 clinton. 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
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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. we did reach out to hillary clinton's camp for an interview but the former secretary of state was unavailable. and coming up at 5:30 ...senator. bernie sanders talks about how he would handle nevada's solar issue as commander in chief. sanders and clinton will square off in a town hall downtown at the for brain health. we'll be there and bring you a tomorrow night after the event on fox5 news at ten.
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- we'll bring you a special edition of fox five news... at five p-m... with live coverage of the democratic caucus results. the republican caucus is just a few days later-- tuesday february 23rd.. we'll have live coverage - tuesday night starting at 10. toss to weather 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 between around midnight and 6 am
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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. a record 42 million people visited las vegas last year... 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. coming up tonight on fox5 news at ten... in a city built on tourism... we'll meet the people who may have the
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the lvcva is in the business of selling las vegas... and business is booming... it's their jobs to find people... get 'em coming back. who has entertainment like las vegas or the more special events most cities do in a there are more pipeline... including a proposed 1.2 billion dollar stadium... which could lead to a high stakes tax dollars that now go to the lvcva... could be funneled off to the new stadium... tonight, see what the lvcva has to say about this looming turf war... the future of las vegas... and the possibility of 50 million visitors? the special report airs tonight on fox5 news at ten. after the story airs, you'll also be able to find it under the video section of our website, fox5vegas dot com. should apple help the government hack into an encrypted iphone? how a debate is heating up over consumer rights -
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terrorism. plus.... a how senator dean heller is breaking ranks with the republican party.... over a supreme court controversy. you're watching fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas . for her "experience,
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ht a federal magistrate's order to hack an i-phone. the device belonged to the couple responsible for a terror attack in san bernardino... but as apple
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could be an example of government over-reach. apple is going up against the federal government, in a case that could have huge legal implications. apple c-e-o tim cook says he will fight a court order requiring his company to help the f-b-i recover data from an i-phone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. cooper says "..we can't even access that phone right now. and, it really makes no sense whatsoever." the ruling requires apple to help the f- b-i disable the security feature which erases data from the iphone after too many attempts to unlock it... with the feature disabled, the feds can try as many times as they need to unlock the phone. but cook says he's fighting the order over privacy concerns... arguing it has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. terrell says "..volunteer if apple wants to? yes. having the government, having big brother tell you you must help us? that's why we have a constitution." cell phone locks
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problematic for criminal investigators over the past few years... and some law enforcement officials are hoping this ruling will make it easier for them to get court orders... to help bypass those locks. turnbull says "..i've had numerous homicide investigations, where i couldn't get into the physical phones." but it can be a tough sell - with some saying nobody should be able to override the privacy features they pay for. mos says "..i don't even let my friends get into it, so, why would i let the police?" mos says "..maybe the police are looking into more than what they say they're trying to find." (on-cam tag) investigators tell fox that the iphone is essential to the case and possible terror connections overseas. apple now has five business days... to formally respond to the ruling. in los angeles, adam housley, fox news. private information is carried on nearly 900 million i-phones sold worldwide. president obama and the first lady will visit the supreme court on friday to pay their respects as justice antonin scalia lies in repose. however, the president will not attend the funeral on saturday. while white house spokesman josh earnest says he
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what the president's plans are that day-- he says vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden will attend scalia's funeral. it's being held at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington. scalia died on saturday at age 79. he joined the court in 1986 and was its longest- serving justice. senator dean heller says president obama should nominate a replacement for justice scalia. that makes him the first republican senator to do so.... although he doesn't expect a nominee to be approved by the g-o-p led senate. nevada's other senator... harry reid... says he expects senate republicans to eventually drop their opposition to holding confirmation hearings on the president's pending pick for the supreme court. the las vegas strip is usually packed with traffic. so has the time come to close it off to cars and trucks for good? the idea was floated once again... during a county commission meeting tuesday. with the valley expected to see an increase in both residents and
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making the strip a pedestrians-only mall could help ease congestion in the tourist corridor. however.... critics say shifting traffic to other streets - just isn't feasible. "the two streets along the back, whether its koval or frank sinatra drive or industrial, dean martin, simply can't handle that kind of trafffic that we're talking about. it's often times used for deliveries, employees and what not, and at that rate it gets very congested at times and causes a huge traffic." some resorts on the strip... like the bellagio.... only have entrances on the strip... and would likely fight the idea. right now... there is no formal vote expected - or official proposal in the works for closing off the strip. wynn resorts is moving forward with an expansive retail complex on the strip. the company said today it will be called "wynn plaza" and debut in the fall of 2017. it will have two entrances directly off the strip... with its own valet service.... doubling the amount of retail space at the "wynn" and "encore".
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says the complex will take advantage of existing unused space - and take advantage of natural sunlight with atriums and a skylight rotunda. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist 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 between around midnight and 6 am on thursday with a few hundredths possible. after 81 degrees on
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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. 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
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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
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we are only days away from nascar's biggest race of the season. coming up... fox five's kevin bolilnger... is in florida... with a look ahead to the daytona 500. 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,
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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 retired legend jeff gordon's number 24. fox nascar reporter and green valley high school grad
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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 a daytona 500 is something on my list for my whole career. it's
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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. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. a race too close to call? bernie sanders talks to fox five ahead of saturday's nevada caucus.... as a new poll shows a dramatically tight race with rival
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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. nicky the k9 is
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stabbed 5 times with a machete. it happened during a 9 hour long stand off last week. fox 5's ophelia young is outside of metro's south central area command where she got to see nicky for the first time since the incident. nicky seemed like he was ready to get back to work today - but hes still waiting for his many stitches to come out - this a picture him immediately after the surgery - nicky was sent into an apartment last thursday after a barricaded suspect refused to come out. witnesses had called in that suspect tolavius timmons after hearing gunshots and yelling from his apartment. police first tried sening in a 5 thousand dollar robot weighing 600 pounds - which they say timmons knocked over and broke. after a night of negotiation, metro' send in nicky.. metro believes timmons stabbed nicky with a machete 5 times - they didnt hear one sound from nicky. "in fact he was trying to go back in

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