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Hidden in Plain Sight - US Air Marshal Training
 
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FAR FROM THE GLITTERING LIGHTS OF HOLLYWOOD, IN A NON-DESCRIPTIVE BUILDING JUST OFF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP... FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS TRAIN FOR NONE OF THE CELEBRITY ACCOLADES AND ALL THE REAL LIFE RESPONSIBILITIES. MEGAN ROONEY, WAS ONE OF 200-THOUSAND AMERICANS WHO APPLIED TO BE AN AIR MARSHAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER 9-11... AFTER 8 YEARS IN THE AIR... SHE'S NOW THE SUPERVISORY AIR MARSHAL IN CHARGE, WHO OVERSEES THE LAS VEGAS FIELD OFFICE. INSIDE THE VERY REAL SIMULATOR, NEWS 3'S JESSICA MOORE PLAYED A PASSENGER, TAKEN HOSTAGE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES BY A HIJACKER. THE AIR MARSHALS ON BOARD HAD NO IDEA HOW SHE WOULD REACT TO THEIR TERROR TRAINING EXERCISE. AND THAT'S THE IDEA – AT 30 THOUSAND FEET, NOTHING IS PREDICTABLE. WITHIN SECONDS... HER CAPTOR WAS TAKEN OUT... AND SHE WAS NURSING A SOLID CASE OF HEART POUNDING, FULL BODY SHAKES. PRECISION IS PERFECTED IN THE DESERT OUTSIDE LAS VEGAS... WHERE 4 TIMES A YEAR, EACH AIR MARSHAL MUST PASS RIGOROUS TARGET AND DRILL CHALLENGES DESIGNED TO PUT THEIR SHOOTING SKILLS TO THE ULTIMATE TEST. FIRING AT A GUN RANGE IS ONE THING... IMAGINE SETTLING IN FOR A 6 HOUR CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT; WHILE THE REST OF THE PASSENGERS ARE ORDERING DRINKS AND SETTING UP THEIR I-PADS...THE MARSHALS ARE ASSESSING THREATS. THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WOULDN'T TALK SPECIFIC NUMBERS FOR SECURITY REASONS, BUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY, AIR MARSHALS ARE ON HUNDREDS OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. IN RECENT YEARS, THE TSA'S FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL PROGRAM HAS COME UNDER INTENSE NATIONAL SCRUTINY AND CRITICISM FOR A NUMBER OF SERIOUS PERSONNEL MATTERS... COMPLAINTS ABOUT EXHAUSTIVE SCHEDULES, STAFF REDUCTIONS, SCANDALS AND EVEN AGENT SUICIDE HAVE ROCKED THE AGENCY…LEAVING SOME TO QUESTION ITS CONTINUING VIABILITY. AVIATION EXPERT REED YADON SAYS IT'S A TOUGH JOB BUT VITAL TO MAINTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY…AND FORGET ABOUT A THANK YOU. FOR THESE HEROES HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, THE FLIGHT REALLY IS THE DESTINATION.
Views: 30171 Dominick Lee
Tour : Lake Mead Intake Tunnel 3
 
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WAY DOWN BENEATH THE GROUND...ACTUALLY BELOW LAKE MEAD... SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY'S DAVID JOHNSON SAYS THE THIRD WATER PIPELINE OR THIRD STRAW AS IT'S OFTEN REFERRED TO, FINALLY REACHED THE END OF THE LINE AFTER DRILLING A TUNNEL. A HISTORIC DAY AS OUR STATE IS EXPERIENCING A DRASTIC DROUGHT. THE SNWA SAYS LAKE MEAD WATER LEVELS HAVE BEEN DROPPING ABOUT 10 FEET A YEAR SINCE THE YEAR 2000. THIS TUNNEL MADE TO REACH BELOW LAKE MEAD IS THE THIRD "STRAW" PROJECT OF ITS KIND, REACHING FURTHER DOWN BELOW THE SURFACE. THE FIRST WAS NEARLY FOUR DECADES AGO.... FOLLOWED BY THE SECOND STRAW IN THE YEAR 2000. THIS LATEST PROJECT WAS COMPLEX, EXPENSIVE AND HAD IT'S CHALLENGES INCLUDING THE DEATH OF A WORKER. HOWEVER THE MACHINE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD...
Views: 24145 Dominick Lee
Biohackers
 
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OUTSIDE OF THE CONVENTIONAL LABORATORY ARE RADICAL EXPERIMENTS TO IMPROVE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. RICH LEE IS A SALESMAN IN ST. GEORGE, UTAH... BUT HIS TRUE FOCUS IS LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE. RICH IS AMONG A FAR-REACHING COMMUNITY KNOWN AS BIO-HACKERS. ALSO CALLED GRINDING OR TRANS-HUMANISM... A BACKGROUND IN SCIENCE ISN'T NECESSARY... SIMPLY A DESIRE TO GO BEYOND WHAT'S HUMANELY POSSIBLE... AND PUT YOUR OWN BODY ON THE LINE. BY IMPLANTING CHIPS, MAGNETS -- AMONG OTHER DEVICES -- THESE DO-IT-YOURSELF, "CITIZEN SCIENTISTS," BECOME SUPERHUMAN. RICH CAN FEEL ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH THE TIP OF HIS FINGER. HIS EARS ARE ALSO WIRELESS HEADPHONES. A FOREARM TO RICH IS ALSO A THERMOMETER... AND A CHIP IN THE WEB OF HIS HAND IS CAPABLE OF SENDING MESSAGES TO HIS PHONE. THE WORLD OF BIO-HACKING EXISTS MOSTLY ON THE WEB... A VIRTUAL THINK TANK WHERE GRINDERS CONNECT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. "GRINDHOUSE WETWARE" IS BASED IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE BIOTECH START UP IS CURRENTLY IN TRIALS AND WILL BEGIN SELLING IMPLANTABLE DEVICES THIS YEAR. BUT THESE ENHANCEMENTS ARE CONTROVERSIAL AND ILLEGAL IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY -- INCLUDING SOUTHERN NEVADA. TO SKIRT THE SYSTEM... GRINDERS GO UNDERGROUND, AND FIND BODY MODIFICATION ARTISTS THROUGH WORD OF MOUTH...UNDERGOING ELECTIVE, SUB-DERMAL IMPLANTS. IN THE WORLD OF BIO-HACKING... THE POSSIBILITIES ARE TRULY ENDLESS. BUT THE RISKS OF SELF-EXPERIMENTATION ARE REAL. BUT WHERE THERE EXISTS DANGER, THERE ALSO LIES THE OPPORTUNITY OF PROGRESS... THESE "CITIZEN SCIENTISTS" ARE DRIVEN BY A CURIOSITY TO ADVANCE THE HUMAN RACE. ONE BIO-HACK AT A TIME...
Views: 2272 Dominick Lee
Behind the Scenes of Zarkana - Cirque Du Soleil
 
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IT'S MINUTES UNTIL SHOWTIME. WITH A RARE LOOK AT THE REALITY BEHIND THE EXTRAORDINARY. BEHIND THE SPECTACLE OF ZARKANA IS YEARS OF DEDICATION. CASSIOPEE HAS BEEN WITH ZARKANA SINCE IT DEBUTED NEARLY 5 YEARS AGO. THE AERIAL SINGER TRANSFORMS INTO FOUR ROLES... AND SHE DOES IT TWICE A NIGHT. CASSIE IS REALLY AN ACROBAT. SO WE TRIED ON THIS DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. A TEAM OF COACHES AND TRAINERS HELP CASSIE PUSH PAST THE DISCOMFORT EVERY NIGHT-- SAFELY. ANN-MARIE CORBEIL IS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR ZARKANA. FROM PHYSICAL, TO AESTHETIC, BEHIND THE STAGE *EVERYTHING* IS TECHNICAL... MAKEUP ARTIST MARK HOYER APPLIES NEARLY TWO DOZEN STEPS TO BECOME CIRQUE READY. FROM THE FINAL TOUCHES OF THE DRESSING ROOM... WE HEAD TO THE BIRD'S EYE VIEW... 50-FEET ABOVE THE STAGE, THE TECHNICAL GRID HOLDS 136-THOUSAND POUNDS OF EQUIPMENT, SUSPENDED ON 12 CORDS. AND CASSIE WILL BE BOUND AT THE HIGHEST POINT. SHE HAS 90 SECONDS BETWEEN ROLES. IT'S LITERALLY A RUNNING TRANSFORMATION. CASSIE ONCE AGAIN RUSHES BACKSTAGE. THE ROLE OF THE SPIDER IS THE MOST DEMANDING. CASSIE GREETS THE CROWD UPSIDE-DOWN IN MID-AIR.THROUGHOUT THE SHOW ARE RIGGERS LIKE EMILE MORALES. CASSIE IS AMONG 67 ARTISTS AT ZARKANA THAT PUT THEIR BODIES ON THE LINE WITH GREAT RISK FOR APPLAUSE...
Views: 2199 Dominick Lee
Para Long Golf Challenge with Tommy
 
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A LITTLE BOY IS TAKING THE WORLD OF GOLF BY STORM... ONE SWING AT A TIME. TOMMY MORRISSEY IS ONLY THREE AND A HALF YEARS OLD... BUT HE INSPIRES EVERYONE AROUND HIM WITH HIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE. THE THREE YEAR OLD GOLFER WAS BORN WITH A SHORT ARM BUT AT JUST 18 MONTHS HE PICKED UP THE GAME OF GOLF. PLAYING IN THE PARA LONG DRIVE COMPETITION IN MESQUITE. TOMMY ISN'T LETTING THE HAND HE WAS DEALT AT BIRTH GET IN THE WAY OF HIS GOLFING DREAMS...
Views: 5264 Dominick Lee
Allegiant Air Ready for Takeoff
 
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FROM DELAYED FLIGHTS TO EMERGENCY LANDINGS ALLEGIANT AIR HAS FLOWN INTO THE SPOTLIGHT OF CONSUMER CONCERN... NOW THEY'VE OPENED THEIR DOORS AND COCKPITS TO SHOW US HOW THEY'RE TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PILOTS… AND WHAT THEY'RE CHANGING. ALLEGIANT IS MAKING CHANGES BEGINNING WITH A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT INTO TRAINING. THIS FACILITY, NOT FAR FROM MCCARRAN AIRPORT IS HOME TO THREE FLIGHT SIMULATORS WORTH TWO MILLION DOLLARS EACH... AND MOCK UPS OF PLANE CABINS. ALLEGIANT FLIGHT CREWS AND PILOTS TRAIN IN REAL WORLD SCENARIOS FOR THOSE EMERGENCIES THAT MAKE HEADLINES...AND THEY'VE HAD QUITE A FEW...
Views: 13290 Dominick Lee
UBER Comes to McCarran Airport
 
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JIM BAILEY IS ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE. HE'S GOT ONE HOUR.... TO GET FROM MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.....TO HIS HOTEL ON THE STRIP. JIM'S UBER DRIVER IS HERE. JUST NOT ...RIGHT.... HERE. CALL IT FIRST DAY CONFUSION. UBER DRIVERS PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF PASSENGERS AT THE AIRPORT FOR THE FIRST TIME. JIM'S DRIVER CIRCLES THREE TIMES BEFORE THIS HELPFUL AIRPORT WORKER COMES TO THE RESCUE. JIM WAVES TO HIS DRIVER. HE'S FINALLY HERE. UBER DRIVER ARIEL RAZON'S BEEN ON THE JOB A WEEK. ONCE WE'RE ON THE GO.... WE HOP ON THE 15... IT'S SMOOTH SAILING. 17 DOLLARS AND 6.4 MILES LATER... JAMES IS AT CIRCUS CIRCUS. IT'S AN UBER RIDE SUCCESS.
Views: 2693 Dominick Lee
Scorpion Hunters share secrets for killing dangerous, creepy-crawlers
 
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Certain creepy crawlers in the Las Vegas Valley have a talent for torture. Those who have been unlucky enough to feel the sting of a scorpion know it can be very painful. But getting rid of the dangerous mischief-makers takes precision and practice. On a hot summer night in Las Vegas, Jason Woods and his neighbors are on the hunt looking for scorpions. They come outside armed with black lights and their trusty tongs. "It's almost like a game," said Woods. Woods and his neighbors gently grip the glow-in-the-dark creatures and then crush them. "It's a little bit exhilarating," said Woods. "The more you find, the more fun it is." Nevada's landscape and climate is paradise for nearly two dozen different types of scorpions. According to Pitbull Pest Control, Nevada's most dangerous is the bark scorpion. It's believed they arrived on palm trees, imported from Arizona. The nocturnal predators hide under rocks, bushes, and inside shoes. They have 8 legs, sharp claws, and tails that sting, releasing a toxic venom to ambush their prey, which is sometimes your foot. "This is the little sucker that got me, and then my husband got it. Look at how tiny that is too!" said Jill Luke. For Luke, the tiny terror brought a throbbing pain. "It literally felt like I stepped on a straight pin and it went straight through my toe. It was that fast!" Luke explained. The way your body reacts to the venom can range from dangerous to deadly. Dr. Dale Carrison at University Medical Center says some people have severe reactions to a sting. "Your heart rate goes way up. You start to have muscle spasms. You can have altered mental status," said Dr. Carrison. Dr. Carrison says for the youngest victims, "it can be life or death, particularly for babies." "Sometimes they can have respiratory distress where they are trying to breathe," he continued. Those kinds of stings require life-saving and very expensive anti-venom. But it's not just people who have to worry. Scorpion stings can be dangerous even for pets. Ruth Rullo's dog Gizzy was stung earlier this year. "She looked like she was dying," said Rullo. Rullo rushed Gizzy to Dr. Aaron Bivens at South Buffalo Springs Animal Hospital. "Severe reactions, they go into shock and if left untreated, that can lead to death," said Dr. Bivens. "I wouldn't have her if it wasn't for this doctor," explained Rullo. Most people avoid scorpions. But not M.L. Robinson. He's a horticulture specialist and he's fascinated with the pests. Robinson says these predators have a purpose. "Yes, they can hurt people," Robinson said. "But they're also a natural pest control." The best way to get rid of scorpions is to get rid of the other bugs at your house. They feed on cockroaches, crickets, and beetles. Removing piles of wood, rocks, and clutter will also help. "I didn't think they'd come all the way up the porch up to my bedroom!" explained Luke. Scorpions can get into your house through openings the size of a credit card. Seal all the cracks in your house, especially in the baseboard and foundation. "Part of the way to control them is to put sticky traps near your doors," said ML Robinson. If that doesn't work, you can get a cat. Their fur protects them from the tiny stinger. You can also get a pet chicken. Some chickens eat scorpions. Woods has a chicken named Black Betty Awesome. But he says there is nothing quite like the thrill of the kill! "Now I just catch 'em and kill 'em," Woods said. "I don't even mess around with them anymore." http://news3lv.com/news/local/tonight-at-7-scorpion-trackers
Views: 9651 Dominick Lee
The Fountain Wizard
 
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IT'S A UNIVERSAL DANCE -- EVEN WITH THE MODERN TWIST. THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SHOW HAS TRANSCENDED TIME AND OUTLASTED FADS, EFFORTLESSLY SINCE 1998. THOMAS IS SPECIAL BECAUSE HE'S BEEN A PART OF EVERY FOUNTAIN SHOW SINCE IT DEBUTED IN OCTOBER OF 1998. TUCKED AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC, THOMAS OPENED HIS EXTRAORDINARY VIEW TO NEWS THREE. THE FOUNTAINS MANAGER WATCHED THE SHOW GET BUILT MORE THAN 17 YEARS AGO. IT'S NOW BECOME A FAMILY WITH MASCOTS. AROUND 60 DUCKS-- AND DUCKLINGS-- LIVE A LUSH LIFESTYLE. A TEAM OF ENGINEERS IS BEHIND THE MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND SHOWS AND COUNTING. GETTING WET IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS UNIQUE JOB. THIS BAT CAVE IS BUSY 20 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. MAINTAINING MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED WATER DEVICES. GRACEFULLY SKYROCKETING UPWARDS OF 450-FEET IN THE AIR. BUT TO GET THE BEST VIEW, IT'S A TREK. WALKING ABOVE THE CASINO, THEN WEAVING THROUGH A MAZE AND REACHING EXCLUSIVE HEIGHTS. IT MAY BE SNUG. BUT SHOW CONTROL IS A FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR A PLAYLIST OF NEARLY 3-DOZEN SONGS. THIS MAY BE THE BRAIN OF THE FOUNTAINS. BUT PEOPLE LIKE THOMAS ARE THE HEART.
Views: 1403 Dominick Lee
Hof and Heidi in the Brothel Biz Together?
 
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HEIDI FLEISS IS ALREADY LEAVING HER MARK HERE AT THE LOVE RANCH BROTHEL OUTSIDE OF PAHRUMP. SHE'S BEEN BUSY REDECORATING THE PLACE. STILL… IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE POSH HOTELS AND JET SET CROWD SHE CATERED TO… DURING HER LAST STINT IN THE PROSTITUTION TRADE IN THE EARLY 1990'S. THIS TIME AROUND, SO FAR… SHE'S JUST A CONSULTANT… TO LONGTIME FRIEND, NEVADA'S BROTHEL KINGPIN… DENNIS HOF. TO DENNIS HOFF THAT SOUND MEANS MONEY IS WALKING IN THE DOOR AND HE HAS PLANS TO MAKE HIS BROTHEL EMPIRE EVEN BIGGER. SHE'S TALKING ABOUT THIS NOW SHUTTERED BROTHEL JUST DOWN THE BLOCK FROM THE LOVE RANCH… CALLED THE CHERRY PATCH. TURNS OUT… THIS HAS BEEN HER PLAN FOR YEARS. IT WAS A ROCKY AND VERY PUBLIC DETOUR… THAT INCLUDED ANOTHER ARREST FOR D-U-I AND DRUGS… AND A STINT IN REHAB PLAYED OUT ON A TV SHOW. BUT IT MAY BE AN ISSUE TO NYE COUNTY LEADERS… WHO WOULD HAVE TO GRANT HER A 'MANAGERS LICENSE' ALLOWING HER TO ACTUALLY RUN THE BROTHEL.
Views: 1480 Dominick Lee
Scary Clowns Prank Las Vegas
 
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IMAGINE WALKING UP TO AN EMPTY COUNTER ONLY TO FIND A DEAD BODY ON THE FLOOR -- AND TO MAKE THINGS WORSE TWO CRAZY CLOWNS RUNNING AFTER YOU. IT HAPPENED AT A LAS VEGAS GAS STATION. ALL SET UP BY ITALIAN PRANKSTERS. THE CREATOR OF FRIGHT DOME HERE IN LAS VEGAS HELPED OUT THE JOKERS. THE PRANKS DID NOT STOP THERE. THIS HOTEL GUEST INSIDE THE CIRCUS CIRCUS FOUND HIMSELF IN AN EERIE STARE DOWN WITH A CLOWN ARMED WITH A WEAPON. FOR 50 YEARS, NANCY WILLIAMS HAS RENTED CLOWN COSTUMES TO ACTUAL CLOWNS. SHE OWNS THE WILLIAMS COSTUME COMPANY. THE LONG TIME CLOWN ENTHUSIAST DIDN'T SEEM TOO AMUSED WITH THE PRANKS SHE WAS WATCHING. BUT THE ITALIAN PRANKSTERS SAY THIS IS ALL DONE FOR HUMOR. WE ARE TOLD THERE WAS A LOT OF SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE JUST IN CASE THINGS GOT OUT OF HAND. WILLIAMS SAYS ITS ALL TOO DANGEROUS. SHE'D BE READY THOUGH FOR ANY ATTACKING CLOWNS. WILLIAMS WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER CLOWN CUSTOMERS AS THE BEST OF MEN. SHE'S NOT TOO HAPPY ON THE EVIL CLOWN DEPICTION.
Views: 32704 Dominick Lee
Nevada rolls out program to replace aging plates
 
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Among Nevada's 60+ license plates available for the driving public, they're not hard to spot: faded, illegible and a faint reminder of the numbers or letters they used to be. "They're simply not readable anymore, and the whole purpose of a license plate is to enable law enforcement to identify your car," says the DMV's Kevin Malone. On this Tuesday, Malone brought props: two boxes worth of plates that had been surrendered over the past day at the DMV office on Stephanie in Henderson. Some looked new. Others didn't. The particular plate we were examining was an original "Sunset" plate, which debuted last decade and is Nevada's standard-issue design. "Those are the original stamped ones," Malone told me. "You'll notice the letters are still readable, but the rest of the plate isn't. It's lost its reflectivity, so a law enforcement officer could not see this at night." Which is why lawmakers, in 2015, decided most Nevada plates have to be replaced every eight years. The replacement program begins Friday when news laws take effect. "The first year, we're expecting to replace about 400,000 of them. There's a lot of plates out there that are up to 15 years old," said Malone "So we have a backlog of over 700,000. We're going to take care of that backlog over the first three years." Along with the backlog, the DMV will also replace plates which will hit their 8th birthday, expecting to replace 141,000 plates this year, 161,000 the next, and 209,000 the year after that. For the average driver, the replacement process will be painless. It will roll out with your registration renewal, whenever that hits. "The notice will tell you whether you're getting new license plates, or not," said Malone, who says the cost of a new replacement plate will be added on to your registration. For the standard-issue "Sunset" design, that means an extra eight dollars. Other plates will cost less. The good news: you don't need a trip to the DMV. "So you renew on the internet or the kiosk, or however you're going to do it. After you renew, we make the plates and mail them to you. So an important point is that if you renew on the internet you'll get the decal and the plates separately, so you don't want to put the new decal on the old plates," Malone advises. Law enforcement is all for the program. Officers, daily, face a challenge deciphering some of the plates on the cars they pull over. "What officers are looking for is that your license plate is readable to the regular person. We shouldn't have to be five feet from your license plate to make out because of scratches, dings, dents or some sort of cover," said Metro spokesperson Larry Hadfield. Not every plate faces a deadline. The new 150th birthday plates have a longer lifespan. "They will hold up a lot longer than the standard ones will," said Malone. And the DMV - and lawmakers - also made a nod to nostalgia, and our "native" population. The old blue Nevada plates, issued from 1969 to 1982 get a pass. "We're going to let people hang on to those," Malone told me. "They're a point of pride for a lot of people, and they simply don't want to give them up." http://news3lv.com/news/local/nevada-rolls-out-program-to-replace-aging-plates
Views: 950 Dominick Lee
Las Vegas Home Invasion Arrests
 
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YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS MAN. GARY BOBIER REDUCED TO TEARS BACK IN FEBRUARY AFTER HE SAYS THREE MEN KICKED OPEN THE FRONT DOOR OF HIS EAST VALLEY HOME. THE ROBBERS TIED BOBIER UP, PISTOL WHIPPED HIM AND MADE WAY WITH TVS, JEWELRY, CASH AND A CAR. AND THE MEN RESPONSIBLE DID GET CAUGHT ACCORDING TO POLICE. OFFICERS ARRESTED THESE FOUR MEN...DAMIAN CAMPOS, ANTONIO WALTERS, NOLAND WOODARD AND GIOVANNI LORING IN CONNECTION TO EIGHT ROBBERIES ACROSS THE VALLEY. METRO SGT. BRIAN KOVRYS SAYS HIS TEAM NOTICED A PATTERN AFTER THE FIRST TWO HOME INVASIONS. I TALKED WITH ONE OF THE SUSPECTS... GIOVANNI LORING... WHO, AT FIRST, WOULD ONLY TELL ME THIS CASE IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION. BUT THEN... HE GOES ON TO SAY HE WAS NOT PART OF ALL EIGHT. POLICE WANT TO MAKE ONE THING CLEAR.
Views: 1893 Dominick Lee
Vegas Traffic Enforcement
 
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IF YOU EVER NEEDED PROOF AT HOW DANGEROUS LAS VEGAS ROADS CAN BE JUST WATCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF FLAMINGO AND DECATUR. SAVANAH PYKE -- HITS THE PAVEMENT EVERY DAY TO MAKE HER WAY AROUND TOWN. SHE BLAMES AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS FOR THE TROUBLES ON THE ROAD. TODAY -- THERE ARE STEPPED UP PATROLS. SGT. JEFF CLARK KNOWS THIS AREA WELL AND KNOWS THE BLAME IS TWO-FOLD. THIS LATEST PATROL ORGANIZED BY A GROUP OF NEW COPS -- AN EFFORT TO PREVENT TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS, SPECIFICALLY IN THE ENTERPRISE AREA COMMAND. SGT. CLARK HOPES THESE PATROLS WILL IMPROVE SAFETY IN THE LONG RUN WHILE SAVANAH KNOWS SHE BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY.
Views: 1832 Dominick Lee
Drummer Jim Riley - Rascal Flatts - UNLV Instructor
 
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THERE IS A NEW PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR AT UNLV. JIM RILEY HAS MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE... AS WELL AS A DEGREE IN MUSIC EDUCATION. OH... AND HE'S ALSO THE DRUMMER FOR RASCAL FLATTS. MORE THAN 22-MILLION ALBUMS SOLD-- AND COUNTING-- RASCAL FLATTS IS THE MOST AWARDED COUNTRY GROUP OF THE PAST DECADE. AND JIM HAS KEPT THE BAND'S BEAT BEFORE THE INK WAS DRY FROM THEIR FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1999. HE'S ALSO BEEN RASCAL FLATTS' MUSICAL DIRECTOR SINCE THE BEGINNING. JIM NOW FITS ANOTHER PASSION WHILE TOURING. TEACHING. SO WHEN RASCAL FLATTS SIGNED A RESIDENCY AT THE HARD ROCK, HE REACHED OUT TO UNLV.
Views: 963 Dominick Lee
Baker California Needs More First Responders
 
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MOST DRIVERS ON THE ROAD BETWEEN LOS ANGELES AND LAS VEGAS KNOW THIS LANDMARK. FOR TRAVELERS IT MEANS YOU'RE 100 MILES FROM LAS VEGAS. BUT WITH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JUST AROUND THE CORNER BAKER, CALIFORNIA LOCALS KNOW IT'S A REMINDER THAT AS THE TEMPERATURES RISE. SO DO DESERT EMERGENCIES. LOCAL OR TRUCK DRIVER BOTH KNOW GETTING FIRST RESPONDERS OUT HERE CAN TAKE TIME. RICHARD BOSWELL LIVES IN BAKER BAKER IS HOME TO ONE FIRE STATION STAFFED WITH TWO FIREFIGHTERS. IT SHOULD HAVE THREE AT MINIMUM. SAN BERNARDINO FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THEY FEAR A MAJOR WRECK OR DISASTER SIMILAR TO ONES PICTURED HERE. BAKER IS AN UNFUNDED AREA. MONEY FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES WOULD NORMALLY CAME FROM A LARGE TAX BASE. BUT BAKER IS A SMALL TOWN WITH LESS THAN A THOUSAND RESIDENTS SO IT'S DEPENDENT ON SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FUNDS... NOW FIRE OFFICIALS WANT TO BE PROACTIVE BY ASKING FOR MORE MONEY TO GET MORE FIRST RESPONDERS... THAT'S THE FASTEST WAY THEY SAY TO PROVIDE BETTER EMERGENCY AIDE. COME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, TRUCK DRIVERS FAMILIAR WITH THIS ROADWAY KNOW IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND FOR AN EMERGENCY TO UNFOLD. SOME HOPE PREPARATION WILL TRANSLATE INTO LIVES SAVES IN FUTURE.
Views: 645 Dominick Lee
The Great Nevada Shakeout 2016
 
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If an earthquake were to hit right now, would you know what to do? Dondero Elementary students found out the answer to that question by taking cover under their desks Thursday morning. It was a part of an earthquake drill for Great Nevada ShakeOut day. Engineers from Clark County Building and Fire Prevention spoke to students about the safety precautions they could take and what causes earthquakes. One engineer said that seismic activity in Nevada shows that large earthquake could hit in the next 50 years. "From the Nevada Seismological Lab, they know that we've had strong ground motions in the past in Nevada. Back in 2008, we had a magnitude six earthquake," said Werner Hellmer, Sr. Engineer, Clark County Building and Fire Prevention. http://news3lv.com/news/local/students-drop-cover-and-hold-on-for-great-nevada-shake-out-day
Views: 589 Dominick Lee
Cold War Era Plane Memorialized - The Mt. Charleston Crash
 
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AT FIRST GLANCE... IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH. A TWISTED, WEATHER BEATEN HUNK OF METAL FROM AN OLD FASHIONED AIRPLANE. BUT IT'S WHAT THIS PROPELLER REPRESENTS THAT MAKES IT SO IMPORTANT. AND STEVE RIRIE SAYS IT'S HIGH TIME SOUTHERN NEVADANS GOT A LOOK. NOVEMBER 17, 1955. A C54 TAKES OFF FROM BURBANK, CALIFORNIA... EN ROUTE TO THE TOP SECRET: AREA 51. THE MISSION FOR THOSE ON BOARD: WITNESS A TEST FLIGHT OF THE ALSO TOP SECRET: U2 SPY PLANE. BUT THE C54... FLYING WITHOUT INSTRUMENTATION, RUNS INTO BAD WEATHER AND HITS THE PEAK OF MOUNTAIN CHARLESTON KILLING ALL 14 PEOPLE ON BOARD. BEING INSTALLED IS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL AT THE STILL-UNDER-CONSTRUCTION-VISITORS CENTER IN KYLE CANYON. SET TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN MAY (2015). THE PROPELLER ITSELF NOW FACING IN THE DIRECTION OF AREA 51. A SECRET REVEALED IN A SIMPLE PIECE OF METAL. A REMINDER OF THE MEN WHO NEVER MADE IT OFF MOUNTAIN CHARLESTON.
Views: 455 Dominick Lee
Renting the Artisan Hotel
 
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IT'S A LOBBY THAT DOESN'T DISAPPOINT. FROM PAINTINGS ON THE CEILING... TO AN ENORMOUS FOUNTAIN FRONT AND CENTER.STEP INSIDE ARTISAN HOTEL, AND THE LOOK IS TRULY UNIQUE.AND NOW... SO IS THE OFFER. MICHAEL CRANDALL IS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WITH THE SIEGEL GROUP... WHO SAYS FOR A STARTING PRICE OF 75-HUNDRED DOLLARS...THE PROPERTY IS YOURS FOR THE NIGHT. THAT'S 64 ROOMS... ULTRA LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, POOL, CHAPEL. AND OUTDOOR WEDDING SPACE. AND CRANDALL SAYS IT'S WORKING. WHILE A MARKETING PUSH JUST HIT THE TOWN... THEIR OFFER HAS BEEN AROUND A FEW YEARS. FROM WEDDINGS TO BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND CORPORATE RETREATS... CUSTOMERS SAY IT'S NICE TO KNOW NO STRANGERS CAN WALK IN ON YOUR SPECIAL WEEKEND. DAVID SCHWARTZ IS DIRECTOR OF UNLV'S GAMING RESEARCH CENTER... WHO SAYS ARTISAN IS SMALL ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS WORK. SOMETHING THE BIG GUYS ON THE STRIP... COULDN'T MATCH. AND WITH A NOD TO MICHELANGELO, EL GRECO AND DA VINCI.. EACH ROOM IS THEMED AROUND AN ARTIST. OWNING A PIECE OF LAS VEGAS... IF ONLY FOR A NIGHT.
Views: 1387 Dominick Lee
Southwest Pilots Pickett
 
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SOUTHWEST IS MCCARRAN'S BIGGEST AIRLINE. AND A LOT OF PASSENGERS LIKE ROBIN BILLINGSLEA LOVE THEM.. AND THE PILOTS. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... 350 PILOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS' ASSOCIATION HELD AN INFORMATIONAL PICKET NEAR THE ORLEANS HOTEL CASINO. THEY WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THEY WANT A CONTRACT. OF COURSE THE BIG ISSUES... PAY, RETIREMENT, BACK PAY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. THE UNION HOPES THEY WILL WORK SOMETHING OUT WHEN THEY RESUME TALKS NEXT MONTH. SOUTHWEST SAYS UNION NEGOTIATORS WALKED AWAY WHEN THEY HAD OFFERED PILOTS THE HIGHEST PAY RATE IN THE INDUSTRY. PASSENGER CINDY O'NEILL HOPES THEY CAN GET IT ALL SETTLED.
Views: 343 Dominick Lee
LVMPD Search and Rescue Training
 
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LAS VEGAS METRO SEARCH AND RESCUE DEPEND ON AS MANY AS 50 VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE THEMSELVES AVAILABLE 24-7 ...365 DAYS A YEAR TO HELP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ON AN AVERAGE DAY AT THE OFFICE SERGEANT NATE ANDERSON… MIGHT BE SEEN HANGING OUT. HE'S HEAD OF METRO SEARCH AND RESCUE… GIVING PEOPLE WHO ARE RESCUED IN AN OUTDOOR EMERGENCY... HOPE. MANUAL LEMUS IS ON ANDERSON'S TEAM AS A RESCUE AND RECOVERY DIVER…BUT HIS FULL TIME JOB … DOESN'T *QUITE* LOOK THE SAME. ITS NOT AS RISKY AS A VOLUNTEER. LEMUS PUTS HIMSELF IN DANGER… SELF SERVICE OR NOT. FIVE TEAMS COMBINED WITH METRO STAFF AND AS MANY AS 50 VOLUNTEERS WORK CLOSELY WITH EACH OTHER…AND WHETHER THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE ON TOP OF A CLIFF…UNDER WATER… OR THE WORST OF CIRCUMSTANCES –RECOVERING A BODY. THIS TEAM OF OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEERS SAY THEY WILL COME RAIN, OR SHINE, NO MATTER THE COST. THESE VOLUNTEERS OFTEN PULL HUNDREDS EVEN THOUSAND OF DOLLARS OUT OF THEIR POCKET TO GET SEARCH AND RESCUE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING. FRIENDS OF SEARCH AND RESCUE IS HOLDING A FAMILY EVENT INCLUDING A 5 K FUN RUN ON MAY 14TH TO PAY FOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING. YOU CAN FIND THE EVENT INFORMATION AT NEWS3LV.COM.
Views: 516 Dominick Lee
The Oldest Cold Case in Las Vegas
 
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LIKE TEARS FROM UP ABOVE, THE WEATHER DEEPENED A DARK ANNIVERSARY... ONE OF CLARK COUNTY'S OLDEST MURDER MYSTERIES LAY AT PALM MORTUARY IN HENDERSON. ON OCTOBER 5-TH 1980... JOHN WILLIAMS WAS THE HENDERSON POLICE OFFICER WHO DISCOVERED THE YOUNG WOMAN'S BODY ALONG THE ARROYO GRANDE WASH. TO THIS DAY SHE IS KNOWN ONLY AS JANE "ARROYO GRANDE" DOE. FORMER CLARK COUNTY CORONER MICHAEL MURPHY NOW SERVES AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN, WHICH JUST RELEASED A NEW COMPOSITE OF JANE "ARROYO GRANDE" DOE. JANE "ARROYO GRANDE" DOE HAS AN EXTENDED FAMILY... HIS FAMILY EVEN PURCHASED HER GRAVESTONE. 35 YEARS LATER... HE'S STILL LOOKING AFTER HER, RAIN OR SHINE.
Views: 274 Dominick Lee
First Muslim Mosque Built by a Woman
 
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THE FINAL TOUCHES ARE MADE... SHARAF HASEEBULLAH HAS TURNED HER DREAM INTO REALITY BY BUILDING A HOUSE OF WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTHWEST LAS VEGAS. "MASJID IBRAHIM" IS THE FIRST MOSQUE BUILT BY A WOMAN IN THE UNITED STATES. WITH NO FUNDRAISING OR COMMUNITY DONATIONS, HASEEBULLAH PAID FOR THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION... THREE MILLION DOLLARS... ALL BY HERSELF. DON'T LET HER AGE -- 71 YEARS YOUNG -- OR HER SMALL STATURE FOOL YOU. SHE'S A FORCE. AND DESPITE SEEING MUSLIMS SOMETIMES PORTRAYED IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT...HASEEBULLAH SAYS SHE WON'T LET IT STOP HER.
Views: 562 Dominick Lee
Beat CIDP!
 
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AT THE HEART OF THE ARTS DISTRICT IS "UNHINGED"... AN INDIE ART BOUTIQUE OWNED BY MICHELE PHILLIPS. WHEN YOU FIND MICHELE HERE, YOU'LL LIKELY MEET HER SON ACE RICCIUTY. THE TWO HAVE A BOND THAT'S RARE WITH 12 YEAR OLD'S. IT'S NO WONDER JACE DECIDED TO CREATE A NON-PROFIT THAT WOULD BRING AWARENESS TO HIS MOTHER'S DISEASE. MICHELE WAS DIAGNOSED 7 YEARS AGO WITH C-I-D-P. IT'S A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER TRIGGERING PROGRESSIVE WEAKNESS IN THE LEGS AND ARMS; BRINGING WITH IT PAIN AND FATIGUE. JACE'S GROUP, "CIDP WILL NOT WIN" HAS BEEN RAISING MONEY THROUGH ART FESTIVALS LIKE THIS ONE. THE MONEY RAISED IS GIVEN OUT AS GRANTS TO HELP CIDP PATIENTS PAY FOR THEIR TREATMENTS. THERE'S NO CURE ALTHOUGH THERE'S PROMISING RESEARCH. THE MOTHER SON DUO IS HOPING THEY CAN RAISE AWARENESS, WHILE ALSO BATTLING THE DISEASE TOGETHER.
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Smoke Free Casino Protests
 
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THEY HAD BEEN DEMONSTRATING ALL WEEK OUTSIDE THE GLOBAL GAMING EXPO. IT'S PURPOSE IS TO PREVENT SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE CASINOS IN LAS VEGAS ... THE GROUP IS CALLED, "SMOKE FREE GAMING AMERICA," AND THEIR GOAL IS TO GET PLENTY OF ATTENTION. THAT IS WHY MANY ARE HOLDING SIGNS ILLUSTRATING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO CIGARETTE SMOKE IN CASINOS.
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NFL Player Advocates for Medical Marijuana
 
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For One NFL Player, Hitting The Gridiron Means Dealing With Aches And Pains. But For This Baltimore Ravens Tackle, That Doesn't Mean He's Willing To Accept Future Penalties. Eugene Monroe Has Witnessed How Professional Athletes Rely On Prescription Drugs Like Opiates To Deal With The Pain Of Injury. Now Monroe Is The First Current NFL Player To Advocate For Cannabis Research. Monroe Shared His Message At UNLV, Joining Others Who Want To Break Down Cannabis Barriers. Brookings Institute Senor Fellow John Hudak Says There's One Sure Way To Find The Benefits And Short Comings Of Medical Marijuana. One Nevada Lawmaker Agrees... Independent Medical Marijuana Researcher Doctor Sue Sisley Also Spoke At The UNLV Symposium. Like NFL Player Monroe… Dr. Sisley Has A Strategy To Help Folks Find Options. Her Plan Is To Collect Medical Data By Researching The Effects Marijuana Has On Veterans Diagnosed With Ptsd. While Sisley Says The Government Has Restricted Advocacy Research, The NFL Also Has Strict Policies On Cannabis Use. And As NFL Players And Veterans Share Similar Road Blocks When It Comes To Treatment Options... They Are Advocating For Change. Veteran Skip Dearing Came From Pahrump To Listen In. He Is Successfully Weaning Himself Off Pills By Using Medical Marijuana. And When It Comes To Football … Some Say They Don't Want Others To Block Future Goals.
Views: 113 Dominick Lee
Tule Springs Monumented
 
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A TREASURE TROVE OF ICE-AGED RUINS TUCKED AWAY IN AN URBAN DESERT -- TULE SPRINGS IS ON THE BRINK OF BECOMING A NATIONAL MONUMENT. BUT THIS MAJESTIC SCENERY WAS ONCE AT RISK OF BEING LEVELED. MAKING WAY FOR NEW HOMES AND DEVELOPMENT. AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF FIGHTING... A GRID-LOCKED CONGRESS PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD, IN PART, PROTECT THIS 22-THOUSAND ACRE FOSSIL BED. THAT NEXT PHASE, A BRIGHT ONE FOR THE FOLKS WHO WORKED TOWARD THIS DAY FOR SO LONG. PERHAPS, A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH AS WELL. ASIDE FROM ACADEMIC INTERESTS, THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF TULE SPRINGS IS UNDENIABLE.
Views: 142 Dominick Lee
"It's a silent killer," An eye-opening News 3 drowning demonstration
 
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Summer isn't really Summer until that first splash in a pool. You don't have to go very far to find kids bobbing in the water in the triple digit heat. But in the past week, three children have drowned or nearly drowned in Clark County, even though adults were close by. Why do kids die in plain sight? Most parents assume their children will scream if they're in trouble like you often see in the movies. The reality is, that usually doesn't happen. Sometimes, no one notices, until it's too late. News 3 teamed up with the City of Henderson for an eye-opening experiment that explores the common misconceptions of drownings. "He was just the perfect kid. Sucked his thumb. Ran around. Was just happy. Interested in everything," said Cierra Sonetti. Cierra Sonetti's one-and-a-half-year-old son Austin silently slipped under the water after he got into her father's pool during a birthday party 11 years ago. "He probably thought where's my mom? Where's my dad? I can't breathe," she said. It took only a few minutes. There were plenty of adults around. No one heard a thing. No one knew Austin was drowning. "Austin survived with a severe brain injury. He never regained the ability to take care of himself," she explained. After nearly ten years, Sonetti made the heartbreaking decision to take Austin off life support. "My hand was on his chest and his heart just stopped," she said. "He said okay mom I'm done; I can't do it anymore. That just kind of what happens to these kids that survive. You're going to lose them twice," she said. All across southern Nevada, families stay cool by swimming in pools. But how can you stay cool and keep your kids safe? In a News 3 demonstration, we put one camera on deck and two in the water. We had a Henderson lifeguard pretend like he was drowning. It was not real, it was an experiment and News 3 discovered that no one noticed a thing. "I always imagined that I would know what was going on and that I would hear someone ask for help," said Elizabeth Stuflick. "The fact that we were sitting here, apparently watching, that's scary." Elizabeth and David Stuflick had no idea what a drowning person looked or sounded like. "Just like arms flailing around. Help! Help!" said Elizabeth Stuflick. "They start going under and up and asking for help," said David Stuflick. In a real-life drowning, there is no waving. There is no screaming. There are no cries for help. "And the reality is that it's a silent killer," said Deputy Fire Chief Scott Vivier, Henderson Fire Department. At a busy Henderson pool, News 3 found distracted parents everywhere. Their eyes were down and their kids were in the water. "In ten seconds, a child can go unconscious and submerged under the water and that's the same time it takes to reach down and grab a towel," said Vivier. "Answering the phone in two minutes, you can be completely unconscious." "Doing something like getting up and answering your front door in four minutes, that's enough time for brain cells to begin to die and suffer irreversible damage," he continued. Viver says when your kids are in the pool, look, don't listen. News 3 asked him what a real-life drowning looks like. "They start to almost climb the ladder if there's an imaginary ladder in the water and because they're trying to breathe in, it's physically not possible to exhale and make noise," he said. Drowning is a silent struggle. On the day News 3 visited a Henderson pool, there was a lifeguard unaware of the demonstration. He jumped in the pool in seconds. But not surprisingly, no one else, heard a thing. Records show there are more than 108,000 backyard pools across the Valley. That's why Sonetti thinks every child should take swim lessons. After taking care of her son Austin for nearly a decade, Sonetti became a pediatric nurse. She now helps other kids who find themselves in tragic situations. "There are times to this day, I think, I could've done better. I could've done better. I'm a good mom. I'm a good person," she said. "He didn't deserve to go through that." http://news3lv.com/news/local/its-a-silent-killer-an-eye-opening-news-3-drowning-demonstration
Views: 545 Dominick Lee
Dead Animals Dumped on Frenchman Mountain
 
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CLINT WHARTON IS A TRUE SURVIVALIST. HIS STORY OF SURVIVAL GAVE HIM A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE OUTDOORS. IT'S WHERE HE LOVES TO BE... BUT BEYOND THE SERENE BEAUTY....CLINT DISCOVERED A GRUESOME DUMPING GROUND. AS WE FOLLOW ALONG WITH CLINT CLOSER TO FRENCHMAN MOUNTAIN... JUST A FEW FEET AWAY, ANOTHER NEW DISCOVERY. HE USED TO COME HIKING HERE AS A KID. AS CLINT WHARTON STANDS HERE ON THE LAND HE LOVES… HE WANTS TO KNOW WHO LEFT THESE ANIMALS OUT HERE…AND WHY....TRASHED AND FORGOTTEN…IN WHAT IS SLOWLY BECOMING AN ANIMAL DUMPING GROUND.
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Construction Comeback in Las Vegas
 
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THAT'S THE SOUND OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY AS MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS FLOOD THE LAS VEGAS MARKET. IT'S A WELCOME SIGHT FOR LONGTIME PAINTER DENNIS ENRIQUEZ. FOR YEARS... WORKERS LIKE DENNIS .... MUSCLED THROUGH THE FALLOUT OF THE RECESSION -- WHEN WORK WAS SCARCE AND JOBS WERE HARD TO COME BY. THAT REALITY IS CHANGING AS MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS COME ONLINE ... LIKE THIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHWEST LAS VEGAS. DAN O'SHEA WITH THE NEVADA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION SAYS ROAD AND HIGHWAY WORK ... HAVE HELPED PULL THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUT OF ITS HOLE... WHILE JOBS ARE NOT AT PRE-RECESSION LEVEL... THEY'RE THE BEST THEY'VE BEEN SINCE THE STOCK MARKET FELL. AS FOR DENNIS AND HIS CREW -- THEY'LL CONTINUE TO PUT IN HARD WORK EACH DAY WITH THE HOPE THAT THE FUTURE WILL ONLY GET BETTER.
Views: 407 Dominick Lee
Ammar Harris : Death Sentence
 
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THREE VICTIMS…AND THREE SENTENCES READ IN COURT. FOR THE DEATH OF KENNETH CHERRY: JUBILATION. TWICE MORE, FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS HEARD: TEARS WHERE THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES SAT. ONE WOMAN MOUTHING THE WORDS: WE GOT IT. ANOTHER MOUTHING TO THE JURY: THANK YOU, THANK YOU TEHRAN BOLDON'S BROTHER KEN CHERRY ONE OF HARRIS' VICTIMS. AN EMPTY CHAIR WHERE HARRIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN. HE DIDN'T SHOW UP TODAY. THE VERDICT FAMILIES WANTED…BUT MAYBE NOT THE OUTCOME THEY HOPE FOR. NEWS THREE LEARNING DEATH ROW INMATES REMAIN BEHIND BARS…SOME FOR DECADES…BECAUSE NEVADA'S DEATH CHAMBER IS NOT UP TO CODE. A NEW DEATH CHAMBER IN ELY WOULD COST CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS, LEADING LAWMAKERS TO WEIGH: BUILD A DEATH CHAMBER, OR INVEST IN CURBING CRIME BEFORE IT HAPPENS. AMAR HARRIS WILL BE ON DEATH ROW FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE THAT ISSUE GETS ADDRESSED. STILL…FAMILIES OF VICTIMS SAY: TODAY WAS A STEP TOWARDS NEW BEGINNINGS.
Views: 957 Dominick Lee
Nevada Virtual Academey
 
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"THING TWO," IS ONE OF THE MANY ROBOTS STUDENTS AT NEVADA VIRTUAL ACADEMY CAN LEARN TO PROGRAM. 13 YEAR OLD CHRIS IS ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS. HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT: ROBOTICS. CHRIS TAKES HIS ONLINE CLASSES IN THE MORNING, AND WHEN HE FINISHES HIS ASSIGNMENTS, HE CAN EITHER HEAD THE ACADEMY TO STUDY "THING 2," OR TAKE, "THING 2," HOME. HIS MOTHER SAYS HER SON HAS REALLY TAKEN TO THIS KIND OF ROUTINE WHICH ALLOWS FOR FLEXIBILITY. PRINCIPAL DOS SANTOS SAYS STUDENTS ATTEND FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS. THEY CAN BE TALENTED STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THE ARTS AT AN EARLY AGE....TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE HEALTH ISSUES. TEACHERS ARE GETTING READY AS WELL... THEY WILL BE LEADING CLASS THROUGH A CAMERA. AND STUDENTS WILL SOON BE LOGGING ON TO LEARN.
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Tour : IKEA Las Vegas
 
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"We also know those little tummies start rumbling and if we feed them they'll be happier," store manager Amy Jensen told me, one week before Las Vegas' IKEA opens. "They'll stay a little bit longer," Jensen continued, talking about the average time a customer spends in the store, which is about three hours. And if they stay longer, chances are they'll spend more. No dummies, those Swedes. IKEA, founded by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden in 1943, is a global retail giant, with $33 billion in worldwide retail sales in 2014. In the U.S. alone, sales approached nearly $5 billion. In Las Vegas, IKEA could be the benefactor of pent-up demand, seeing customers fed up with making the hours-long trek to get their IKEA fix in California or Arizona. The store, located at the corner of Durango and the 215, will be the company's 42nd U.S. location. IKEA says it already has a built a Southern Nevada customer base of 100,000 people, and some will get there - early. "We allow them to begin to line up 48 hours in advance of the opening, 9 a.m. on Monday the 16th," said IKEA USA's Joseph Roth. When the store opens, customers will find two stories stuffed with everything for their home. Upstairs has the big stuff. Downstairs has the small stuff. Up the escalator, you enter an IKEA fan's dream home. Actually, dozens of them. "This is what we call the showroom," Jensen tells News 3, "because it shows you all the different products and functions." 43 different room layouts. 5 complete home mock-ups, ranging in square footage. Couches. Desks. Kitchens. Living rooms. "You'll very quickly find a room that feels like you," Jensen said. With layouts that offer different prices and different styles, IKEA is clearly making a play to get all different budgets spending. "Everyone will find something at IKEA, from empty-nesters to those just going off to college. We see all of them here at IKEA," Jensen said. The Las Vegas IKEA is the biggest big box in the valley, and the big reason is the huge warehouse area attached to the showroom. IKEA prefers to call it the "self-serve furniture area", which is where you find the items in the showroom, boxed and ready for the trip home and your assembly. Too big? They'll deliver. Don't want to put it together? They'll assemble. For a charge, of course. The store hired about 300 people, and Diane Oswald says she's ready. "My department consists of living rooms, seating, media, workspaces, and IKEA business," Oswald told me as we walked through her area. "I've driven past multiple IKEA'S I've lived nearby. Always knew one day I would be working at IKEA." In the meantime, the line starts forming Monday, and that's no accident according to IKEA'S Joseph Roth. "I think lots of folks recognize that we aren't everywhere and we don't open new stores very often," Roth said.
Views: 1827 Dominick Lee
Robotic ATV Loses Control!
 
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Another day on the job! UNLV Robotics students work out some of the kinks in an unmanned, robo-driven ATV. Very cool concept! Well, until the auto-bot decided it was time to put the pedal to the medal.
Views: 205 Dominick Lee
Chuck E. Cheese Drive By Shooting
 
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A drive-by shooting at Columbia's Chuck-E-Cheese had nearly 200 people, most of which were children at a birthday party, evacuated. The intended target was at the front door of Chuck-E-Cheese's when the shooting began and was not injured. Bullets did fly through the building however, coming too close for comfort for the patrons there that night.
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Ultralight Aircraft Crash
 
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This was a close call for the man in Versailles, MO who liked to take casual flights in his ultralight. It went down in a bean field about a mile off the road in rural Morgan County. This was an ominous, quiet, scene. All I had was the light on my camera to see. FAA regulation has strict guidelines on interrupting the scene on something like this so it was a big no no to cross the tape but still, I was able to get close enough for these great shots. See the story link here for more: http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=3876
Views: 1496 Dominick Lee
Photo Essay : DJGMF Memorial Day Care Packages
 
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On Monday, hundreds of boxes were packed up for men and women still fighting for American freedom overseas. At the helm of the packing effort, was the volunteers who make up the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation. The all-volunteer non-profit foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and support to service members and their families through sending thoughtful and useful care packages during their deployments and planning exciting and memorable experiences for service members to look forward to once they return home. "It's so great to see all of these people from all over the Las Vegas valley and show their support," said Green's mother, Suni Chabrow, who founded the organization. SPC Douglas J. Green lost his life on August 28, 2011 at the age of 23; while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was killed in action when insurgents attacked his unit with a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor, posthumously, the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. "What he loved getting were the care packages. There's no better way to spend a couple of hours on Memorial Day," said Chabrow. Thanks to the community, over 5,000 packages are sent to soldiers every year. "A lot of the people here also have loved ones and friends that are deployed. And they just get it. They just want to do something on Memorial Day and also remember the men and women that sacrificed their lives for our freedom," said Chabrow. Suni Chabrow and her volunteers work all year around to make sure soldiers are taken care of overseas. To volunteer or donate , visit the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation website.
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Staff For Life Helicopter Crash
 
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A Staff for Life chopper crashed almost immediately after takeoff. The helicopter was about 200 feet in the air before plummeting straight back down to the helipad. Luckily, they missed hitting the containment unit for the helipads refueling station. More story details here from ABC 17 News: http://www.abc17news.com/news.php?id=368
Views: 458 Dominick Lee
Big Game Hunter Reacts to the Killing of Cecil The Lion
 
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ENTER A WORLD MOST PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT. FOR 40-YEARS OF HIS LIFE CARL ROSS HUNTED EVERYTHING FROM LIONS AND BEARS, TO ELEPHANTS AND COUNTLESS OTHER SPECIES. THAT SAID, CARL BELIEVES IT'S ALSO A SPORT OF HONOR, ONE WHERE ETHICS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE. HE AND FELLOW HUNTERS ARE TUNED-IN TO THE STORY OF A MINNESOTA DENTIST WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED A LION NAMED CECIL WHO LIVED ON A PROTECTED GAME PRESERVE IN ZIMBABWE. THE ANIMAL REPORTEDLY LURED OUT OF THE PRESERVE... SHOT FIRST WITH A BOW AND ARROW.. THEN AFTER BEING STALKED FOR 40-HOURS, WAS SHOT WITH A GUN, SKINNED AND BEHEADED. ROSS SAYS ALL OF HIS KILLS HAVE BEEN LEGAL... ACQUIRING THE PROPER PERMITS, PAYING REQUIRED FEES... AND STRICTLY FOLLOWING THE LAWS OF THE HOST NATION. STILL.. IT IS A PRACTICE NON-HUNTERS FIND DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. WITHOUT KNOWING ALL THE DETAILS OF THE ZIMBABWE INCIDENT... CARL CONDEMNS THE ACTIONS OF THE HUNTER WHO KILLED CECIL. HE DOES NOT, HOWEVER CONDEMN THE SPORT. CARL SAYS THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER SPORT THAN MOST PEOPLE PROBABLY REALIZE. IN FACT, THERE'S ONE ORGANIZATION, "SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL," THAT HOSTS A NATIONAL CONFERENCE HERE IN LAS VEGAS EVERY YEAR. THEY CLAIM TO HAVE MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND-MEMBERS.
Views: 354 Dominick Lee
Colorado Off Road Extreme - Closing!
 
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CORE or Colorado Off Road Extreme is now having to close due to insurance premiums being too high to afford to stay open to the public. This is the story of why the industry is making it harder for places like this to exist especially in Colorado. A very fun shoot with a little emotion mixed in as the park was created by the father of a boy who loved to race before his death from Cystic Fibrosis in 2014.
Views: 225 Dominick Lee
Victims of Drunk Driving
 
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As The Sun Shines Down On The Streets Of Las Vegas... Angela Gilmore Will Tell You How Often She Thinks About Her Daughter... But The Only Way She And Nychele Thomas Can Be Next To Their Girls -- Two Best Friends, Is When They Look Down At Their Headstones In Woodlawn Cemetery... Their Emotional Bond Is Immeasurable. Angela Says She Tries To Come Here Daily For Peace And Tranquility... But Nychele Says She Chooses To Keep Her Memories At Home... They Say Their Two Daughters... Just 17 And 18 Years Old... Got Permission To Take Their First Drive Together ... As They Headed Home On Boulder Highway... A Drunk Driver Crashed Into Them. Police Say Seong Lee Caused The Crash.. And Survived. Back On The Road Where These Two Mother's Say They Have Already Found Forgiveness... Henderson Police Officers Are Sent Out Extra Patrol To Look For Impaired Drivers. These Two Mothers Will Be The First To Say Impaired Driving Is Never An Option..
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F Street Reopens
 
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THEY'RE SHADOWS OF THE PAST. MEMORIES OF AN ERA WHEN WEST LAS VEGAS WAS CUT-OFF FROM THE CITY. FOR DECADES, THE HISTORIC WEST SIDE WAS KNOWN AS "THE MISSISSIPPI OF THE WEST" -- A PLACE WHERE AFRICAN-AMERICANS FELT LIKE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS. 74-YEAR-OLD DC RIDER, WHO’S LIVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE THE 70’S, WANTED TO BE THE FIRST TO DRIVE ACROSS THE NEWLY REOPENED F STREET. IT'S A MOMENT SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING. CONNECTING THE WEST SIDE WITH DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS. N-DOT'S ORIGINAL REDESIGN TO WIDEN INTERSTATE 15 CUT-OFF THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM A REVITALIZED DOWNTOWN, SPARKING FURTHER ANGER, POLITICAL DEBATE AND THE REDESIGN. NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVISTS AND OTHERS FOUGHT THE STATE. SUING TO REOPEN THE ROAD. THE ROAD'S DESIGN INFLUENCED BY THE HISTORIC MOULIN ROUGE, THE FIRST RACIALLY INTEGRATED LAS VEGAS CASINO. THE THEME CONTINUES WITH A SERIES OF MURALS UNDERNEATH THAT HONOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. A CONNECTION TO A CHALLENGING PAST.
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Death in the Desert
 
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A YOUNG WOMAN TELLS POLICE ... SHE WAS ALMOST RAPED. SO HOW DID HER STORY TURN INTO A CONVICTION FOR A KILLING? SUPPORTERS OF KIRSTIN "BLAIZE" LOBATO CALL IT INJUSTICE. MORE THAN A DECADE LATER THEY'RE STILL FIGHTING TO FREE HER. MARIE MORTERA JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THE EXONERATION CAMPAIGN THAT'S GAINING INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION. CASES WITH WHAT SOME CALL QUESTIONABLE CONVICTIONS ARE PART OF THE OUR NATIONAL FABRIC -- FIGHTING AGAINST INJUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO CLAIM THEY'RE WRONGLY ACCUSED. AND ONE OF THE MOST PASSIONATE PLEAS OF INNOCENCE IS TAKING PLACE HERE AT THE FLORENCE MCCLURE WOMEN'S PRISON.. WHERE A CONVICTED KILLER SITS BEHIND BARS WATCHING HER YOUTH SLIP AWAY. THE RECORDING IS OF THEN 18 YEAR OLD KIRSTIN "BLAIZE" LOBATO ... DESCRIBING TO METRO INVESTIGATORS HOW A METHAMPHETAMINE FUELED TRIP TO LAS VEGAS... ENDED IN MAYHEM. HE WAS DURAN BAILEY, A HOMELESS MAN, WHO WAS BRUTALLY KILLED. LOBATO TOLD POLICE BAILEY TRIED TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT HER NEAR BOULDER HWY IN 2001 AND TO DEFEND HERSELF, SHE PULLED OUT A KNIFE AND CUT HIM IN THE GROIN. IN JULY, BAILEY'S BODY WAS FOUND. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BILL KEPHART.... IN THE ONLY POST CONVICTION INTERVIEW HE'S GIVEN SINCE HE PROSECUTED LOBATO'S CASE -- SPEAKS OF HIS MEMORIES OF THE CRIME… ACCORDING TO POLICE, BAILEY WAS LEFT BEHIND A TRASH BIN NEAR WHAT'S NOW THE PALMS CASINO. OFFICERS FOUND HIS MUTILATED BODY COVERED WITH DEBRIS. NO KNIFE OR SHARP WEAPON WAS DISCOVERED AT THE CRIME SCENE, BUT WHAT POLICE DID EVENTUALLY RECOVER, WERE INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS THEY SAY WERE MADE BY LOBATO. THREE HOURS FROM LAS VEGAS ... IN HER HOMETOWN OF PANACA, SHE CONFIDED IN A TEACHER THAT SHE DID SOMETHING BAD, AND SHE COULD'VE HURT SOMEBODY. LOBATO TOLD HER CONFIDANT SHE WAS NEARLY RAPED ... AND HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO FIGHT BACK AFTER THE MAN HER ASSAILANT PUSHED HER DOWN LOBATO'S WORDS WERE DESCRIBED AS A CONFESSION….AND PROSECUTORS USED THE INTERVIEW, ALONG WITH OTHER EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER – TWICE. ONCE IN 2002 AND AGAIN AFTER A RETRIAL IN 2006. PHIL KOHN WAS LOBATO'S FIRST PUBLIC DEFENDER. FOR MICHELLE RAVELLE, THE GRUESOME KILLING WAS AN ACT IMPOSSIBLE FOR LOBATO TO COMMIT. RAVELLE IS LOBATO'S SURROGATE MOTHER AND BELIEVES KIRSTEN WAS BACK *IN* PANACA AT THE TIME OF THE BAILEY'S KILLING... NOT IN LAS VEGAS. SO WHAT WOULD GET LOBATO, NOW IN HER 30'S, OUT OF PRISON? PROOF OF A DIFFERENT KILLER. AFTER A DECADE OF COURTROOM MOTIONS, ARGUMENTS, DENIALS, REVERSALS, AND APPEALS… AN OFFER FROM THE INNOCENCE PROJECT TO TEST DNA FROM THE CRIME SCENE, ALONG WITH A PUBLIC PETITION DEMANDING THE USE OF DNA TECHONOLOGY, IS RAISING HOPE FOR KIRSTEN'S FREEDOM. LOBATO HASN'T GIVEN UP EITHER, AS I LEARNED IN A LETTER SHE SENT ME. JUDGE KEPHART SAYS THE EVIDENCE...CAN'T BE SO EASILY DISMISSED. AND WITH THAT, LOBATO SITS REMAINS BEHIND BARS, CONVICTED BY A CLARK COUNTY JURY.
Views: 132 Dominick Lee
Racist HOA Hate Letters
 
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HATRED... THAT'S WHAT SUZANNE SAYS WAS IN A LETTER SHE RECENTLY OPENED. WHILE THE LETTER APPEARS TO BE JUST ONE OF MANY COPIES MADE, THE ENVELOPE IS HANDWRITTEN... INSINUATING THE PRESIDENT OF THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY TIED THE SPRING VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION... AND A LEGAL FIRM SENT THE LETTER. THEY DENY ANY INVOLVEMENT. WHEN SMITH CALLED THAT LAW FIRM... SHE LEARNED OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS GOT THE LETTER TOO. THE NEVADA DIRECTOR OF THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE SAYS THIS IS A REPULSIVE DISPLAY OF HATE SPEECH, BIGOTRY AND ANTISEMITISM. WITH HER EXPERIENCE FIGHTING HATE, SHE NOTES THE ATTEMPTED SWASTIKA DRAWN ON THE LETTER... SAYING IT SHOWS THE WRITER IS LIKELY AN AMATEUR AND NOT PART OF A SPECIFIC HATE GROUP. THIS IS A MESSAGE OF HATE...THAT VALLEY RESIDENTS WILL NOT TOLERATE...
Views: 1064 Dominick Lee
711 Clerk Shoots Thief
 
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A CONVIENCE STORE CLERK MAY BE IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR SHOOTING A MAN... WHO WAS TRYING TO STEAL A CASE OF BEER FROM HIS 7-ELEVEN...POLICE SAY MARIANO TEJEDA-ZUNIGA...IS FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. ZUNIGA IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING THE SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT IN THE HEAD ON SUNDAY... OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS NEAR MARYLAND PARKWAY AND VEGAS VALLEY DRIVE. ZUNIGA TOLD DETECTIVES HE YELLED AT THE MAN WHEN HE WALKED OUT THE DOOR WITH THE CASE OF BEER... POLICE SAY ZUNIGA CHASED THE MAN AND CLAIMED HE FIRED A SHOT TO SCARE THE SUSPECT BUT INSTEAD, THE BULLET HE FIRED NEARLY KILLED THE MAN. NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEFT IS A PROBLEM...BUT IT ISN'T WORTH TAKING A LIFE...
Views: 315 Dominick Lee
Fort Leonard Wood Tornado
 
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I couldn't believe the extent of the damage after traveling Fort Leonard Wood in the Ozarks. This was my first real sight of the damage that mother nature could do. Story details from ABC 17 News here: http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=497 http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=503
Views: 1334 Dominick Lee
Jefferson City - Capitol Plaza Hotel Shooting
 
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A crazed murder suspect from Dent County, MO killed someone and fled though Cole County where Sheriff's Deputies were able to shoot him and stop him in a crowded convention center. I was first to break the footage of this story that night in a LIVE cut-in after our late news. Over the scanner I heard, "We have an active shooter!" and knew immediately I needed to go. The story details linked here: http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=4557
Views: 911 Dominick Lee
Custodian Arrested for Lude Acts
 
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IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THAT CLASSROOM AT DONDERO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. A TEACHER ALERTED POLICE TO FINDING WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS SEMEN ON HER CLOTHING AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS. SO OFFICERS PLACED HIDDEN CAMERAS IN THE CLASSROOM AND THEY TELL US THOSE CAMERAS CAUGHT SKELTON IN THE ACT. A PARENT WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE ON CAMERA TALKED TO US ABOUT THE CRIME. DETECTIVES ARE ADAMANT THE ACTS HAPPENED AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND SAY SKELTON WAS BY HIMSELF IN ONE CLASSROOM. SKELTON'S NEIGHBORS SAY THEY DIDN'T REALLY SPEAK TO HIM. WE KNOCKED ON HIS DOOR AND TRIED TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM FAMILY MEMBERS. SKELTON IS FACING FOUR COUNTS OF OPEN AND GROSS LEWDNESS. HE'S BEING CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF POISONING FOOD BECAUSE HIS DNA WAS FOUND ON SNACKS AND LIP BALM. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS SKELTON'S CURRENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS IS ABSENT WITHOUT AUTHORIZED LEAVE. HE'S CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT CLARK COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, BUT THE DISTRICT SAYS SHOULD HE GET OUT OF JAIL HE WILL BE PLACED ON SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY.
Views: 132 Dominick Lee
Rancho High Cooking Class
 
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THERE ARE NO TEXTBOOKS OR PENCILS INSIDE ROOM 501. IF ITALIAN MEATBALLS AND CREAMY ALFREDO SAUCE EXPANDS YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR A HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY COURSE…COME INSIDE THE KITCHEN... WATCH AND LISTEN.... TO A MAN BEHIND A PROGRAM WITH A 200-PLUS WAITING LIST. AT ONE OF THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN LAS VEGAS. AS A PASTRY SOUS CHEF AT THE WYNN, PHILLIP DELL WAS ONCE AT THE TOP OF HIS PROFESSION... AND WEIGHT CLASS. HE TURNED TO HEALTHY COOKING. COMPETING ON THE TV SHOW "CHOPPED." NOW, HE'S TEACHING KIDS. FOR NOW IT'S JUST PRACTICE. BUT THE KIDS HERE ARE IN CONSTANT MOTION. CHURNING OUT CULINARY CREATIONS. PREPARING FOR A FUTURE WHERE THEY COULD ONE DAY... BE A CULINARY STAR.
Views: 325 Dominick Lee