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this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas found dead inside a downtown casino laundry chute.. it's the suspicious death metro police are trying to figure out tonight. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. it was early sunday morning when someone found the woman's body in the chute at the d las vegas. police say when they were called shortly after 2:30 yesterday morning, they were told the woman fell down the chute.. but after homicide detectives looked at the scene .. police now say it's suspicious .. but have yet to say they think someone killed her. late tis afternoon, the coroner identified her as 26-year old kalli medina- brown of citrus heaights, california .. this is a suburb of sacramento. at this time there is no cause for her death .. and metro is continuing it's investigation.
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management at the d .. it released a statement .. "we are saddened by the unfortunate incident that took place at the d las vegas. we are cooperating with the authorities and cannot comment on the ongoing investigation." fire officials say the power outage that left the hundreds on the westgate's gaming floor in the dark was caused by a faulty transformer. fox 5's ophelia young is outside the clark county department of building and fire prevention after finding out what exactly caused the sparks. right an old transformer started smoking - the assistant director tells me a water leak in the area of the hotel caused some corrosion. last friday we showed you what happened from a guests perspective - heres a look at what happened from the fire inspector's point of view. it was 11:40 last thursday night when guests say all of the casino floor but the sports book went dark. guests were left wondering what happened. meanwhile in another part of the westgate -
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after reports of smoke. "from my understand it was the transformer itself one of the electrical connections that make up the transformer had problems." the transformer converts electricity and distributes it to different parts of the hotel. palmer says their resort inspection program had including the transformer routinely but never with it. thursday night - firefighters found water around the transformer. "this one had a little bit of little bit of from a leakage in and round the area - leakage of water - fluids." palmer says the moisture somehow got to the wires and mechanical parts. hotel technicians worked to replace the transformer - when power to the first part of the hotel was turned on again - it set off an alarm. sound after the alarm was muted - fire inspectors say hotel repairmen turned on power to each section of the casino - and the westgate was fully operational by friday afternoon. palmer says the transformer was old and needed to be replaced anyway. he doesn't believe the smoke ever caused a threat to guests in the casino. "case is closed and results have all
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and everythings signed off." ive also been in touch with the guests who were on the slot machines when they went out - of the four ive spoken with - two have gotten their money back - and two were told they would not get reimbursed. reporting live. the westgate did not give any updates today regarding the outage. a bicyclist is killed in a crash after being hit by an off-road vehicle over the weekend. nevada highway patrol says 28- year-old driver mark obermeyer was arrested sunday. he faces charges of d-u-i resulting in death... driving with a suspended driver's license... and operating unregistered vehicle. troopers say obermeyer was driving a polaris
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struck the back of the bike. here's a look at the photos after the i-15 and saint troopers say the bicyclist 58-year- old karl vanderwyk died at the scene. he was wearing a reflective jacket. the polaris overturned after the impact. obermeyer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. cutody... after a shooting just off the strip leaves.... two woman dead. it appears the suspect... omar talley... had a long criminal history. fox5's les live from the newsroom... with from metro police. came out about an police detail what they apprehended omar jamal talley. this is the mugshot of omar jamal talley arrested over the weekend following a shooting friday morning that left two women dead and a man recovering in hospital. this exclusive fox5 footage shows
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harmon and found minutes after a fight at the miracle mile the viewer who does not want to reveal his name witnessed. searching for soforth. they had the area marked where the body was on the road while police were scene at harmon avenue, another into the valet cosmopolitan gundshot wounds. seriosuly the women have melissa mendoza chicas both 27 and both from california. the man's name has but we are told he area. not explained the everyone involved the fight that as for talley he sheet that includes kidnapping, pandering and endangerment of a child. he served time for all the charges except kidnapping which he was aquitted. in 08 he was sentenced to community service and counseling for attempted pandering and pandering. he was also fined $2000 at that time. talley is facing multiple murder, attempted murder and weapons charges as a result of what went down friday morning
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extensive rap in 2008 he was fined to perform community service for pandering and pandering. charged with kidnapping, pandering and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child. he served prison time for all those charges except kidnapping which he was aquitted. new tonight at six.. just a few days javier righetti killing alyssa otremba .. lawyers debated what will be allowed on the jury questionnaire for the upcoming death penalty trial. the state objected to two questions to
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argued for them .. in the end the judge said they would excluded. righetti plead guilty to raping, torturing, killing and mutilating the 15-year old teen. in less than an hour .. republican frontrunner donald trump will rally supporters at the south point casino. fox five's elizabeth watts is there right now. she joins us live... with a look ahead to the event. closed captioning
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will resume shortly presidential candidate ted cruz is in the market for a new national spokesman. before this rally this afternoon at durango hills community center.. cruz says he's asked current communications director rick tyler to resign. it's one day after tyler distributed a video falsely depicting rival candidate marco rubio dismissing the bible. sen. ted cruz/(r) presidential candidate "yesterday a staffer sent out a tweet, that tweeted a news story that purported to indicate marco saying something negative about the bible. the news "this morning i asked for rick the video in
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misquotes rubio as suggesting the bible does not have many answers in it. but rubio's spokesman says the florida senator actually said the bible has "all" the answers. now that jeb bush is out of the race, u.s senator dean heller has switched his support to another presidential hopeful. the nevada republican is endorsing marco rubio. he said yesterday he is convinced rubio can unite conservatives and beat the democrats in the general election. heller looks forward to campaigning on rubio's behalf for the neavada g-o-p caucus tomorrow. ahead tonight .. back to work on the high court.. and with controversy swirling about who president obama will appoint .. one very familiar name has come up. out with the old and in the .. just as old. why the days are numbered for riviera boulevard. what famous vegas performer is about to get his own road leading up to the steps of his home away from home. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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the supreme court returned
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justice antonin scalia's death. chief justice john roberts started the day back with a tribute. he called scalia a man for all seasons and with an irrepressible spirit. scalia's funeral took place on saturday. he was 79 years old. president obama still says he will soon nominate a replacement. there's been some talk bout governor brian sandoval. during the "national governors association" -- sandoval told the associated press he's honored to have his name mentioned as a potential successor... but says he's heard nothing about the president considering him. (( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty north breezes overnight to 15 mph before an increase in gusts on tuesday to 30 mph. we'll see a high of just 64 degrees..that will be one degree below average. we'll drop the gusts and see 68 wednesday, then 74 thursday. we'll shoot up to 77 on
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to upper 70s for the weekend with a light breeze. . . north breezes overnight to 15 mph before an increase in gusts on tuesday to 30 mph. we'll see a high of just 64 degrees..that will be one degree below average. we'll drop the gusts and see 68 wednesday, then 74 thursday. we'll shoot up to 77 on friday, then see mid to upper 70s for the weekend with a light breeze. closed captioning will resume shortly north breezes before an increase in gusts on tuesday
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a high of just 64 degrees..that will be one degree below average. we'll drop the gusts and see 68 thursday. we'll friday, then see mid to upper 70s for the weekend with a light breeze. closed captioning
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another road on the strip is about to be renamed. riviera boulevard will be renamed
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the county confirmed it would be happening ... but could not tell us when. the riviera closed last year ... and the road with it's west on it's south side.. so now, the new elvis presley way strip to paradise .. in front of the westgate. elvis performed 645 shows there.. when it was the international and then the las vegas hilton. next, the fight over privacy rights .. it's apple versus the f-b-i and the mobile phone one of the san bernardino terrorists used in the days leading up to the attack. why each side
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apple and the f.b.i. are still at odds over an order to help unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. fox news correspondent jonathan hunt has more from los angeles. apple is refusing to budge. the tech giant still fighting a court order to help the f-b-i recover data from an i-phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. comey, firing back forcing apple to a slippery slope... writing, quote, "the san bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message.
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victims and justice." and, those victims and their families are now jumping into the legal battle... filing a brief on behalf of the government. verdehyou says: "i personally feel very upset that apple is not cooperating with fbi." velasco says: "the bigger picture is that there might be some information in that phone." but, legal experts say apple is digging in for a long fight... and, it won't be easy for the government to get everything it wants in this case. napolitano says: "if apple had in its possession evidence the government wants, it would have to turn it over, but it doesn't - the government is asking apple to create something that doesn't exist, against its will and at its own expense." for now, both sides are sticking to their guns... with the justice department comparing apple's response to a "brand marketing strategy." most apple fans - still divided on their own response. melissa says: "they need to assist the fbi with national security matters." guy says: "invading this privacy is a bit,
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floated the idea of creating a government panel on encryption... to help resolve this legal standoff and others like it in the future. in los angeles, jonathan hunt, fox news if you lost your job there probably isn't a whole lot you could do to get your job back. but that isn't the case for metro police officers. sometimes, officers who metro fired can and metro says that's a big problem. tonight on fox5 news at ten... we investigate how officers, were accused of can go through arbitration to get we look at the burt.. who was arrested years ago for beating metro fired him even though the case was dropped evidence. he was arrested again, earlier this year for beating his girlfriend. we don't know if his job back a second time.. his ex-girlfriend says the public's safety is at stake. in your opinion, is james burt a threat to public safety? yes, he needs help he needs help on
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that rage and anger and how to cope with i" tonight metro tells us why they need to keep these officers off the force.. and we also hear from the police union... they say metro is a little too quick to throw an officer under the bus and they're there to make sure they get a fair shake. broken badge.. tonight on fox5 news at ten still ahead tonight.. a local lawmaker the earth to help local children. an all new more
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here's a look at some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. a body discovered-- in the laundry chute at a downtown casino... now we are learning more about the victim. the republican caucus is tomorrow... tonight... the republican candidates are working to sway undecided voters... we will have the latest on their last minute efforts... finally tonight .. congresswoman dina titus went back to school today. ruby thomas elementary school as part of books to children here in the valley who are from nepal. brought back are language. she received the books while on a the house democracy partnership. "well when i visited nepal as part of democracy partnership committee goes to country with new democracies. i ask about education they presented me with some books.
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share them with nepalese children from district one." today is the united nations' "international mother language day" - which is celebrated every year to promote multi-lingualism and cultural diversity. thanks for joining us.. "more access" is coming up next. now on "more access" -- new songs, new costumes and a new guest star?! find out what sean was doing on stage with britney debuts her revamped show!
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gentleman, i need you to stop what you're doing and pay attention." will ferrell hits vegas and you'll never believe what star he ended up hanging out with! then kanye maybe begging for money, but it's another star in need that just received 250- thousand dollars from taylor swift! we've got the details. ((david on ellen)) the truth is out there, but x-files star david duchoney's got another problem.. and from the vegas stage..... jlo nats ...... to the house of the mouse! see why jlo was celebrating at disneyland your access to las vegas entertainment starts now more. more! i love to get more. en i'm in vegas i love to get more! (( bang! )) how do you turn 50-million into half a billion?! resurrected a comic book character with a very foul mouth! tonight a look at the unexpected "deadpool" i'm rachel smith.. and i'm sean


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