tv FOX5 News This Morning FOX November 18, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST
a father's desperate search to find a "life- saving" cup for his son with autism is gaining nationwide attention. how strangers are stepping up to help the boy. good morning i'm maria silva. i'm alyssa deitsch now it's time to get a first look at your fox5 weather 24-7 forcast... cassandra jones joins us now. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. our coldest morning
february is expected today with overnight lows dropping into the low 40s and upper 30s around the las vegas valley, staying above freezing tonight. outside the valley, temperatures will be colder for pahrump and kingman where lows bottom out between 25 and 30 degrees. a freeze warning is in effect for those neighborhoods until 7 a.m. friday. high temperatures remain below average on friday with highs in the low 60s in las vegas. temperatures moderate this weekend with upper 60s; sunday will feature some more cloud cover as a system moves in for monday. look for more clouds on monday with the chance of a few showers. we're dry leading up to thanksgiving with temperatures holding in the upper 60s.
queens, he was going to buy them everything)" they trusted him, she tells me that makes the abuse that much harder to understand... "< " ( i don't understand why he did it>) metro police arrested jose azucena for sex crimes commited against children... fox5 went through the arrest report... 11 pages of disturbing statements. in those pages, children, including moiza's three daughters... all of which are younger than 10 years old, explained how azucena lured them into his home with candy and touched them. one girl told officers azucena used tape to tie her up all the girls told police he showed them pornography on his phone... they all said he threatened to kill their parents if they told on him. "< mom he said he would kill you and he would kill my dad>" moiza tells me 5 young victims have come forward. even though azucena is in jail, the girls have nightmares, worried he will be back... " " "
miguel martinez valle fox5 news local las vegas>> the report says that azucena was convicted of manslaughter in california and had been deported out of the u-s twice. he is now facing numerous charges. moiza says she is putting her three daughters in therapy in the hopes that it will help their nightmares go away. u-n-l-v students are on edge after a fellow student was attacked while walking to her car earlier this week. the student says it happened tuesday night. police say the man attacked her from behind and he's still on the run. students we spoke with say they are now worried about their commute as they head out to their night classes. "it's super scary to hear that that's going on in our campus just because, we stay here until midnight, one , two o'clock in the morning sometimes and we hope to be safe because it's our campus. we basically live here studying all night." unlv police offers escorts 24-hours a day. the university
services available to students for things ranging from assault to health care. ""something went horribly wrong. (butt to) i was screaming he's autistic. if you keep restraining him it'll make him worse. i was grabbed by my shoulders and pushed out of my sons room." " judy mckim is recalling a time when police came into her home... for a domestic disturbance call. it was actually her, now 28-year-old son with autism zach having an episode. fox5's abby about judy's fight to raise an autistic adult... and what options they have when she can no longer take care of him.
before he could walk judy: the vacancy in his eyes. that wherever he is, he's in chaos. call it a mothers instinct. judy and her then husband jon had trouble conceiving and adopted zach in 1988 when he was two days old judy: they told us he was a healthy baby boy. we already had a two year old child and we would not have taken in a totally brain injured child but by the time we found out, i loved him. doctors diagnosed zach with severe autism when he was two. a diagnosis that broke her family apart. judy and jon divorced in 2004 - strains they both say were rooted in raising zach. her older son josh moved out at 18. abby: you dont really stay in touch with him that much? judy: not really. hes mad because i didnt put zach in a home. (nats of them together)
a decade-and the duo spends most of their day at home. zach is 28 with the brain function of a toddler. judy is 59. [judy to zach: you want this? do you want one of these? you want this one? zach points to taquitos. judy: more taquitos! microwave beep. judy: he's into these now] judy [microwaving food]: its my career. i was a photographer and a writer. [cut to zach eating food] and when i saw that my son needed me more than anything it became my career. thats why at the end of my career, i still havent achieved a safe harbor for zachary. judy is among the growing number of parents struggling to make long term plans for their children who cant take care of themselves. nevada services more than 1700 autistic adults. rickey scott, zach's patient care assistant (provided by state): in reality, there really isn't a future for a client like that. there would have to be someone like a relative and step up and do something like his mom does. for the rest of his life, because once
going to be there? its a question that keeps judy up at night. she says she turned to the state for help and got emergency 24 hour care in july and august - only because she was recovering from surgery and couldnt take care of zach. she says she was transitioned to respite care - a service meant to give care givers like judy a break from their daily chores. abby: 3 hours a day - do you think its enough? riey giver: no. its not. fox5 talked to dr eddie ableser with the department of health and human services - he told us they cant comment on individual cases but that respite care is in high demand and determined on a case by case basis eddie ableser: respite designation is determined by the family's ability to care for the individual. and their skill set and the financial limitations that we have as well. roughly a thousand nevadans are using the service each month. another 532 are on the wait list. ableser:respite services are an amazing help for our families. but beyond just respite we have a whole host of other thingswe can provide. the state's supported living
service provides occasional to 24 hour care to families like judy's. about two thousand nevadans use this resource each month . 450 people are on the wait list. judy says she was never told about this service - she plans to apply for round the clock care. judy: you want to dance? music playing, zach not responsive judy says her family's future is uncertain - music - but she's determined to create the best life for her son music playing judy: you going to dance? come on dance with mommy judy: im going to do whatever i need to do to get my son the appropriate programs. im on my way out of this planet. i need a safe harbor for zach log judy shared that change when it comes to care for autstic adults. she tells me shes going to keep fighting until she finds the right care for zach even if that means moving out of the state. she's also working on a non- profit in zach's honor --encouraging families like hers to speak up and create new solutions. abby theodros fox5 news local las vegas>> the state has other resources available to help
we have a link to a list of those services on our website fox five vegas dot com. a 13-year-old boy with autism who will only drink from a cup meant for toddlers, needs a new one. ben's dad says his cup is wearing out, so he's searching the globe for a replacement. this is the "tommee tippee" cup marc carter is looking for. his son ben has actually been hospitalized before for dehydration, because he refuses to drink out of anything else. the cup company stopped making it about 10 years ago. so marc posted a picture of the cup on twitter, and a plea for help. it has been shared thousands of times, with the hashtag "cup for ben". so far, ten cups are on the way to marc and ben's home. "tommee tippee" is also working with this family to find any left-over cups from a decade ago. we'll be right back
any other, you can practice your yoga poses while overlooking the valley of fire! maverick helicopters teamed up with "silent savasana"... for the private flight to the top of the valley of fire. it's a 75-minute private yoga session on top of a cliff, only accessible by helicopter. the adventure ends with a flight over the las vegas strip and downtown. the excursion also includes limo coach transportation from the strip to maverick helicopters. good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. our coldest morning start since february is expected today with overnight lows dropping into the low 40s and upper 30s around the las vegas valley, staying above freezing tonight. outside the valley,
pahrump and kingman where lows bottom out between 25 and 30 degrees. a freeze warning is in effect for those neighborhoods until 7 a.m. friday. high temperatures remain below average on friday with highs in the low 60s in las vegas. temperatures moderate this weekend with upper 60s; sunday will feature some more cloud cover as a system moves in for monday. look for more clouds on monday with the chance of a few showers. we're dry leading up to thanksgiving with temperatures holding in the upper
feeling the post- race blues. u-n-l-v may have the solution for anyone who needs to talk it out. "we decided to go ahead and create an opportunity for more people to be able to come in and the feelings after the election and how to move forward in a way that was able to be supportive and helpful." the group sessions are free for u-n-l-v students and staff. the general public can attend for only ten dollars. if you don't feel comfortable talking in a group, you can request a one-on-one session. just sign-up by calling the center's office. a local middle school student is working to get her classmates new textbooks so they can keep-up with the learning curve.
science textbooks her school was using were out- dated and falling apart. she says a teacher told her they were about 16 years old. allie came up with different ideas to raise money, including raffles and games, even a hula hooping contest. the event takes place this afternoon. so far she has raised 200-dollars, but needs about 3-thousand dollars "this is why the thing is called science funding for the future, because it's not specifically for this class in this grade currently. it's for many different people like the 6th graders, 4th graders, 5th graders. all of them who will be coming in and using it so it's for their future." brown junior high has placed a donation jar in their front office for anyone who wants to help. the harlem globetrotters
the world. and now, they're solidifying their place in history. the famous hoopsters just conquered nine guinness world records. "shoots, scores, cheers" "oooh. stop playing with me" (show him blindfolded with headband) the harlem globetrotters made these incredible shots at the at&t center, during the 12th annual guinness world records day. records were broken for the longest basketball shot blindfolded, the farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court. and the farthest basketball shot
what's better than one cute baby??... how about five! "all the girls look similar so we're thinking nail polish (to tell the babies apart) would be good on their toes just in case." "and the boy will be easy. poor guy!" a kentucky mom has her hands full after delivering five healthy quintuplets, on her special day.
"when we went in for the first ultrasound, there were 4 that we had seen. then we went next week and we found five. so we were excited but we were praying the next ultrasound we didn't find six!" the babies' names are savannah, sadie, sofia, scarlett, and lucas. katie says she always wanted five kids, although her husband was hoping they'd stop at three or four. plenty more straight ahead on fox5 news this morning... its field trip friday.. and we're sendign dave to a dude ranch. this should get interesting. live from las vegas fox5 news this
right now mom he said he would kill you and he would kill my dad>" a devastated mother speaks out. after a neighbor is arrested accused of sexually abusing her three daughters who considered the man a grandfather figure. coming up.... how her daughters are coping with the aftermath of the abuse. another person is in trouble with the law for
animals at their pahrump home... the animals found in what's described as "horrific conditions". cc will continue shortly good morning i'm alyssa deitsch in for dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning. first - cassandra jones joins us with a quick look at the fox 5 weather 24-7 forecast. good morning i'm