tv FOX5 News This Morning FOX November 23, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST
learned the name of our professional hockey team . welcome back im maria silva and im dave hall. the vegas golden knights is the league's 31st franchise and las vegas' first. team owner bill surprised and pleased with the support they've received so far. "i was hoping to get a few hundred people we had five thousand and another couple thousand couldn't get in because it was too crowded." "this is an incredible turnout and if his is any indication this team is going to be a huge success." the name vegas golden knights was met with both excitement and disappointment. the desert knights and silver knights were a few of the other options being thrown around.
explained his reasoning behind the name. "nevada is the largest gold producer in the country, gold is a precious metal, it's the number one metal versus silver i didn't feel desert knights had character to it." the vegas golden knights will play their first game in the 2017-2018 season. earlier we learned about the meaning behind the golden knights name and now we're getting a look at the secondary logo. the two swords are thrusting through the star from the iconic "welcome to fabulous las vegas sign." foley says the name and logos embody the city and mission of the team. we are getting mixed reactions on our facebook page about the team's new name, vegas golden knights. let's start with robert. he says the name sounds like the team should be in california, not vegas. matt says he's been waiting for a
but doesn't think the name fits our city. he thinks silver knights or desert knights would have made more sense than golden knights. now to marie. she calls the team's name horrible, but says she loves the logo. finally, we have mike... a breath of fresh air. he tells everyone to calm down, saying the team is named after owner bill foley's deep roots in the army. the golden knights are the army's parachute team. now that we know the name, its time to stock up on some team gear. immediately following the announcement, vegas golden knights merchandise was ready for purchase. you can buy hats .. shirts .. and sweatshirts online, but they might not get delivered for a few more weeks. down on the strip, there's a new team store inside the t-mobile arena. the store will be open daily from
good morning i'm cassandra jones with fox5. it will be warmer toda breezy conditions across the valley with wins 10-20 mph expected. high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s. thanksgiving day will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid to low 60s. winds will be calmer around las vegas, but for our friends in laughlin and bullhead city, gusts in excess of 30 mph will still be blowing out of the north. friday stays mostly clear with 60s before bigger changes arrive this weekend. a system moves in late saturday afternoon with stronger
chance of a few showers later saturday evening. the shower chance will continue into sunday with temperatures falling into the upper 50s on sunday. monday and tuesday are trending cooler with high temperatures holding in the 50s. good morning. here's a look at your fox5 traffic solutions let's begin with your drive here are the accidents to watch out and alternate routes you can use listed on our maps here are the construciton areas to look out for and alternate routes listed on our maps back to the news desk
shooter wanted for killing a man and leaving his body in the street in a east valley neighborhood. it happened last night on twain, near nellis. witnesses say they tried to save the man's life by performing c-p-r, but it was too late... the man died right there in the middle of the road. "very loud shot i thought it was like a car backfire... i grew up here in vegas but i feel like it's getting crazier and crazier on the east side." police haven't released a description of the suspect or getaway car. call crime stoppers at 702- 385-55-55 if you saw anything that can help police. las vegas is a popular travel destination on most holidays and thanksgiving is no exception. "triple a" ranks our city number one for thanksgiving travel. part of the reason is our thanksgiving buffets and festive decor that makes visitor feel at home. hotels prepare for this weekend
"triple a" say about 318-thousand people are expected to fly into town-- so mccarran will be very busy. a lot of that traffic will come from locals headed "home" for the holidays. "last year was a record breaking year for us, we had about 4300 guest. this year were hoping to beat that number " "we've been planning this for over six months we've done multiple tastings it's kind of been a crafted" other popular thanksgiving destinations are san francisco, san diego, orlando and new york. finding parking at the airport will be a bit of a hassel with all the extra traffic. but you have some other options this weekend. r-t-c has several free park and ride locations around the valley. the spots are first come, first served. for a complete
head over to our website fox give vegas dot com and click on the links section. two local charities battled it out in a pumpkin pie-eating contest. each group had 5 minutes to eat as many pies as they could. the grand bazaar shops hosted the contest in support of "catholic charities" and "veteran's village." attendees were encouraged to donate to the charities while they ate. there was even fun thanksgiving- themed activities like pictures with a pilgrim and a temporary tattoo artist. "there's 20 pies up there per team, so again they have 5 people on each team, its going to be who can eat the most in 5 minutes or who can finish all twenty pies the fastest." "at grand bazaar shops that is proud to donate three thousand dollars to the winning charity and for the runner-up charity we'll also be making a donation of 1 thousand dollars." this was the bazaar shop's first ever "battle cry for pie" event. they plan on making it an annual thanksgiving week
with fox5. it will be warmer today as we pick up some breezy conditions across the valley with wins 10-20 mph expected. high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s. thanksgiving day will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid to low 60s. winds will be calmer around las vegas, but for our friends in laughlin and bullhead city, gusts in excess of 30 mph will still be blowing out of the north. friday stays mostly clear with 60s before bigger changes arrive this weekend. a system moves in late saturday afternoon with stronger winds and the chance of a few showers later saturday evening.
school. it's a huge boost for a college looking to solidify its reputation as a top tier university, but it's also a move that will increase the quality of life and quality of care for people living in southern nevada. fox 5's kevin bolinger joins us with a look at why the medical school is being called "transformative."
46th for primary care physicians. unlv and the state is working to flip the script on that stat - by creating a medical school that will change that state, the university and our state forever. video these nine acres on shadow lane near umc are about to be transformed. it's the home of unlv's new medical school - a chance for the university and the city to move out of the shadow of other cities...fil need that will benefit everyone. len jessup/unlv president: we want to be a great university in this community and this is a way for us to do that. nationwide we have a shortage of 80 thousand primary care physicians - the largest in history. the supply and demand starts at the medical school level...where there are three times as many students applying as there are sports avaialble. the hope with unlv's medical school is to not
train....but retain. dr. barbara atkinson/founding dean, unlv medical school: if you do a medical school and residency in a city, then you're likely to stay there the rest of your life. unlv is looking to make the med school cutting edge. one example is in anatomy - usually done with dissecting bodies using cadaevers. unlv will use a form of virtual reality. dr. barbara atkinson/founding dean, unlv medical school: we have these tables that are about the size of my desk that have bodies that have been x-rayed, mri'd and ct scanned and you can actually peel layers off. like the skin comes off first, then the fat and then it gets down to muscle. or you can just say to the table or the computer that's the table, show me the body that's just bones. then put the nerves in, then put the blood vessels in. then put in the muscles. you can see how they're all fit together. that will allow a three dimensional view that gives the same view as seeing the x-ray of a patient. there will be an emphasis on technology, communication, and working in teams that aren't just doctors but all kinds of medical specialists. kevin: while unlv's medical school plans are in its infancy, we wanted to come to one of
respected medical schools in the country - vanderbilt here in nashville, where its leaders say unlv's plans will have a huge impact on the entire southern nevada community. dr. bonnie miller/vanderbilt university school of medicine: an academic health center offers special services that sometimes other hospitals aren't able to offer like cancer centers or neuroscience centers that can provide services more locally that community members have to travel further away for now. right now - many southern nevadans have to travel to los angeles, houston and the bay area for treatment. the hope is within ten years - many of those specialties will be offered right here. dr. barbara atkinson/founding dean, unlv medical school: that's the goal. we don't want anybody to leave las vegas for anything. but there's more than just a benefit from the medical side - there's a financial gain as well. graphic fiscal impact studies show that by 2030 - the regional impact will
24 thousand jobs and government revenue exceeding 181 million. vo the state legislature has already approved the operational funding and private donations will build the facilities. unlv president len jessup says that formula means no costs should be passed down to undergrad students. it's a game changer for the future. len jessup/unlv president: we want to be better connected to our community. we want to help. we recognize we need the community for get to the next level but the community needs a great university to get to the next level as well. kevin: here's an interesting sidenote - the local community has stepped up and money was raised to give all 60 students in the first class a full ride scholarship for all four years...meaning they leave medical school without student debt. at least 25 full rides will be given out for the next three classes with the hope of also making that the full 60. that makes unlv a very attractive option for students
brightest of the applicants. back to you.>> interviews for the first class of students are already underway. the first round of classes begin on july 17th. a little late for an important date. ellen degeneres almost missed the presidential medal of freedom ceremony. we'll tell you why and show you what she did the moment she got through the front door of the white house..
each way, ellen counters whato often divides us with the countless things that bind us together, inspired us to be better, one joke, one dance at a time." ellen degeneres was one of 21 recipients of the presidential medal of freedom. bill and melinda gates, tom hanks, sports broadcaster vin scully, diana ross
were also honored. ellen had a little trouble getting into the white house yesterday, because she forgot her i-d! no seriously, she forgot her i-d. once she finally got in, she had one mission... to pull off an impressive mannequin challenge. ellen posted this star-studded mannequin video on twitter, featuring some of the other attendees. it starts with robert dinero, then pans over to tom hanks' wife rita wilson. there's ellen and tom. you can also see bruce springsteen, bill gates, diana ross and vin scully in there. nicely done guys! plenty more straight ahead on fox5 news this morning... the roads will be packed today.. with everyone travelling for the holidays and don't even start on the airport congestion! mike doria will join us live..
go---the las vegas golden knights! and there it is... our new hockey team will be the "vegas golden knights." good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. after 5 months of waiting.. we have a name and a logo. just about everyone in vegas can agree its great to have a professional sports team... but reactions to the name are mixed it's sharp it's clean looking." "i think it's pretty cool." "i think it's a great name." butt to "it's not really a wow thing but gold is las vegas." "i was kind of hoping it would be the desert knights." the celebration started out with a stumble.. bill foley and his staff had trouble right out of the gates.. the introductory video wouldn't play... despite the
fired up to bring hockey to las vegas. "i promise we will be better on the ice." butt to "i was hoping to get a few hundred people we had five thousand and another couple thousand couldn't get in because it was too crowded." now its time to start drafting players.. and putting a team together. the vegas golden knights will start playing at the t- mobile arena next season. of course we'll be there with you every step of the way. keep up to date with the vegas by downloading our mobile app. ad lib good morning i'm