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speaking out tonight. good evening. i'm jim snyder. >> i'm reed cowan. the district attorney dropped charges against the man responsible for lamar reid's death. the family is outraged. that's where we begin at 6:00. antonio castelan joins us live outside of the regional justice center. why is the man walking free? >> reporter: there just wasn't enough evidence to file a murder charge. that's what the district attorney tells the woman says a self-defense claim is just a lie. the district attorney stresses it would have been tough to prove murder beyond a reasonable doubt. >> i'm shocked and disgusted. , i can't believe it. >> reporter: lea hernandez wonders why her former roommate michael lanunziata is a free man. hernandez said she witnessed lanunziata murder her boyfriend,
august 27th at this henderson townhouse. >> michael started shooting and i screamed to stop, you are killing him and he kept shooting. >> all actions are consistent with self-defense. >> reporter: the district attorney says the physical evidence does not show murder. >> the crime scene itself showed the presence of a knife found, i believe, undhe reid. >> he just busted through the door starting yelling what the [bleep] is going on here. >> police looked at the physical evidence. there was no signed of a forced entry. again, inconsistent with what the other eyewitness said. >> hernandez says she now fears for her life. >> the only like peace that i found in any of this was michael
in prison. that's where he deserves to be. >> we have an obligation to only file charges in cases that we believe we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt and in this case we didn't feel we could. >> reporter: we tried to get ahold of michael lanunziata but we were unable to reach him. we did ask the district attorney if there's a chance that lanunziata will face a murder charge. he said at this time it is unlikely. reporting live, antonio castelan,ws for three masked suspects accused of robbing several businesses in the southwest part of the valley between 3:00 and 4:00 in morning. investigators says they walked in with handguns and demanded cash. one of the men wore this skull mask. other two covered their faces with bandanas. nobody going hurt. if you know who they are, call crimestoppers at 702-385-5555. police are looking into the
las vegas. the call came in as an unconscious man spotted near bonanza and pecos. the original police got there and determined it looked suspicious. they called in homicide detectives who are investigating. if you are headed out the door, avoid u.s. 95 and rancho southbound. an suv trailing a camper jackknifed. a lot of mess in the left lane. it looks leak it's down to one lane closed. no injuries reported but there is a slowdown on the 95 tonight. a lot of you have wondered show you how an accused killer escaped from a police holding room. that's alonso perez. he was being interviewed and was left alone during a break in the questioning. this live stream was sent out. but police admit no one was watching this. news 3's kelsey thomas is live at the detective bureau. we saw him going up through the ceiling.
the north las vegas police chief admitting mistakes were made. this is alonso perez. he's back in custody. before you see go in the rafters, he had one wrist cuffed to the table. he was able to break free. it took detectives 40 minutes to know his -- to notice he was missing. >> he torqued it to the right and it snapped the >> reporter: alonso perez seemed surprise he's a free man. >> he then positions himself back at the desk at the table as if nothing had happened. he keeps his wrist in place. there's even contact from one of the detectives. >> reporter: minutes later, perez is alone. no one watching a video feed recording his every move as he slips out of a north las vegas detective bureau and into national headlines. >> he takes a chair, puts it up against the wall, climbs up on the chair.
exits the building. he heads out -- about 100 yards where he finds an unoccupied truck, it's running. he jumps in and he makes his get away. >> reporter: a daring getaway. perez puts himself at the center of a five-day manhunt. >> there weren't constant eyes on the interview room. we're not perfect. the police are simply not perfect. however, we will learn from our st repeated. >> reporter: answering questions wednesday, north las vegas police chief alexander perez says changes have already been made within the department. >> we have taken steps to ensure that it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: perez is accuse -- is accused of killing mohammed robinson because he did not open a door for a room at a fast-food restaurant. he was arrested an at apartment
>> reporter: maggie robinson with a message for perez. >> you are gonna pay. if i have to spend every waking moment to make sure you pay for what you did to my innocent brother. >> reporter: the police chief telling us in his 25 years with north las vegas police, he has never heard of anyone breaking out of handcuffs. alonso perez, now facing a long list of serious charges. reporting live tonight north las vegas, kelsey thomas, news 3. back to you. we've learned the name of one of the people involved in the murder-suicide on monday. the coroner said michael yonky committed suicide. police say he killed his wife first. her name, yet to be released. she was in the process of moving out of their home when this happened. henderson police say the woman has a 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and
police are looking for the killers who murdered two people last night. the two men were found sitting in a car near torrey pines and smoke ranch. witnesses saw two people running from the scene. if you know anything that could help solve this double murder, call crimestoppers at 702-385-5555. a small amount of mercury prompted a brief lockdown at walter johnson junior near buffalo and alta t apparently a student brought the substance. fire officials say five kids may have been exposed. their parents were immediately notified. 16 people are trying to find new homes of a after a fire rips through their apartment complex. it happened at the paradise spa apartments near las vegas boulevard and silverado ranch. alexis fernandez is live tonight.
due to safety reasons. this isn't the first time has been at this property. one resident said this fire could have been prevented. trisha nielson and her daughter are among 19 families that lost their foams after a fire riched through an apartment complex near las vegas boulevard and serene. >> we have no home. we lost everything. every thing we owned. >> reporter: she said at around 10:00 she strange coming from the apartment behind her. >> i heard rumbling. i smelled a gas leak. i kept going to the kitchen to try to find where the gas was coming from. >> reporter: minutes later, chaos. >> my front door got kicked open and i smell the smoke and i grabbed my cat and ran out. didn't have shoes on. it was in flames. it was minutes and everything was in flames. >> eight of the 16 units were damaged. deputy cannon says last night's fire may have started in a
cooking-related. so if you could not leave your children unsupervised. make sure you are paying attention to kitchen fires. >> this is the second major blaze at the apartment in the last 18 months. 11 units were damaged in may of 2015. the property has 24 buildings in the some complex and some of those remain bearded up. nielson says more needs to be done by the property managers to >> there's rules and regulations. you should follow them. look at the result. this whole building was full. they don't have homes anymore. >> reporter: i spoke to the president of the management board for this property. he will be meeting with other board members about some of the maintenance issues and how they will be helping the residents that were affected by this fire. back to you. >> thank you. drones, we're used to seeing
common as those go-pro cameras. we'll take you live to the biggest drone conference in the country happening in las vegas. you may have noticed the billboards. ahead -- the great lengths one local couple went to to pay tribute to their beloved dog who passed away. remnant clouds from what was once hurricane newton moving away from southern nevada. we'll tell you what's moving in. wait until you see these numbers. and big changes apple's latest iphone and expensive changes at that. what you won't be getting in the
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will fill the sky as their commercial use evolves. this week las vegas is the center of the drone world. they are hosting the drone conference at the paris hotel. sergio avila is hive from the -- live from the exhibit floor checking out the cool stuff. >> reporter: this is brought to us by power vision. it's called the power egg. it looks like an egg. but it's a one of the many innovations that we've seen here. it's a drone. when it hatches, the power egg packs aesthetics and photography. >> it's a work of art. >> reporter: zing is showing off his product as part of interdrone. it's a show for commercial drones.
can be controlled by gestures. >> left to right. it's very easy. >> reporter: but photographer is just one use for these high-tech flying robotics. >> we've never dreamt this ten years ago. >> reporter: this man is a land surveyor and says drones have revolutionized his work. this creates a map of their area. but pro drones have arms that pick up small objects and move photography. others are created to follow you and can stream whatever you do live on the web. athe head of the faa said they are dedicated to make sure they are integrated in the skies safely. he also says we can expect to see a lot of them very soon. >> this is the new normal. we have to recognize that this is the technology that is evolving very, very quickly.
>> reporter: and i can say this is one of the coolest drones that i've seen. the power egg. this has yet to hit the market. but when it does, it's expected to have a price tag of about $1300. sergio avila, news 3. back to you. >> i'm with you. i was kind of on the fence. but now that i see the egg drone, i have to have one. >> and the new iphone today and the -- i don't know. the list goes on and on. if pair of unusual billboards, a tribute to a family pet that recently passed away. >> we thought you might want to know the story. the yorkie named king louie had to be put down. king louie was once featured in advertising for rumor. the family says the two billboards are their way of
>> he was such a big part of our lives. he was a part of our family. we wanted to give him a tribute. he was on the billboards before for the event at rumor which was yappy hour. we said it would be a beautiful tribute, all that he did for us. we should put him on the billboard and let everybody know he passed. >> well, you will be missed, it says. thanks for all of the great memories. the billboards will be up 30 days, possibly 60. news 3 evening to take a walk with your dog, if you would like to. >> temperatures finally dropping. >> that's coming to an end. >> yeah. hope you enjoyed it. >> but only for a few days. we'll give you more fall-like temperatures as we get to next week. in the meantime, summer is back. if you looked off to the southeast today, you saw those clouds. that is the extreme edge of what
associated with hurricane newton. most of the action was off to the southeast. this is the fox theater in tucson, arizona. downtown tucson where this theater is had about an inch. more significant rain fell to the south. we'll show you that in a second. right now, it's all about us. the moisture, 25%. i think as that drops tomorrow, our temperature will go up. jones and smoke ranch, 94 and 23%. henderson, 92 and 29%. you could feel it earlier today. we have a couple of neighborhoods in the upper 80s. did hit triple digits on the far east side near sam boyd stadium. 99. 96 right in the heart of town. outside of the valley, the mountain dipping in the 60s while pahrump is 93. overton, 102. boulder city topped out at 96. officially today at mccarran,
the high side. we did not hit the 60s. but we're close. 70s. find our way to 90 at lunchtime i think between -- i think between lunchtime we'll sneak up. look at hermine. this thing is just stationary. not movg it raced up to the east coast and just wanted to hang out off the coast of new jersey. the remnants of newton dropped rain along the arizona/new mexico border. check out the temperatures. as moved north, it had pretty much rained itself out and the rainfall totals from tucson up toward the rest of even arizona
last night we were showing people with pictures of sandbags. closer to home, those clouds were evident here but as the whole system pushes off to the northeast, they won't be much longer. we've got some systems that will come into the west coast. that's going to change our weather. you will be able to take that dog walk and have cooler numbers. tonight, mountain is going down to the 40s. we have 50s in lincoln county and boulder city, 73. highs tomorrow, sandy valley at 94. 98 in still 102 in laughlin. for the las vegas tonight, we're going down to 75 degrees. still see a few clouds to the southeast but not many. they will clear out here shortly. then tomorrow look for a high of an even 100. it does qualify for summer weather, although just barely in our desert and your seven-day forecast, the low triple digits continue through the weekend. breezes pick up late sunday and grab the leash, reed. you will be able to walk the dog.
lows around 70. if you get up for the early dog walk, quite comfy. >> we still have the dog sweater that you tease me about. >> all of the other dogs laugh. >> and up are not a fan of any dog fashion. >> no. the dog has fur. people don't have fur. why would you want to put something on top of that beautiful fur? party lines to find money to fight the zika virus. >> one lawmaker's dramatic appeal to help congress feel the fear people in florida are living with every day. and mesquite police talk a man out of killing himself right
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welcome back. a distraught man walked into the lobby of the mesquite police department, then back outside where he sat on the curb and threatened to kill himself. police negotiators were able to talk him out of it. i will give you a closer look at the video here. it was all caught on security cameras. he took out a loaded gun from a backpack and held it to his head. li the street surrounding the building and started talking with the man. after about 12 minutes, he put the gun and was taken to the hospital. jury selection is underway in oregon against the bundies. they began that standoff january 2nd. that standoff lasted 41 days. they are charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers and
facility. once the jury is seated. >> opening statements are expected next week. you have to stick around for this. a wild police chase with a dramatic ending. not only does the man's car but it bursts into flames. we'll show you what happened next. and two planes collide midair killing three
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the security on the new iphone is going to be the best of its kind. >> absolutely. >> do you know how i read that? >> how? >> a leak on the internet. [ laughter ] >> do you see the irony of that? >> i do see the irony of that. >> likable guys there in that car. that's apple's ceo taking a the iphone today. cool features likely to be distributed and some debate about whether they are worth it. >> along with the new iphone there is a new watch designed for runners. the company detailed these futures of the new ios 10 operating system. better security, as you just heard. mark barger has highlights.