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county. thank you for joining us. i'm reed cowan. >> marie: i'm marie mortera. cool issues are the big story here at three. a 12-member team voted to reorganize the district meaning power actual principals and parents. news 3's nathan o'neal joins us live from where the vote took place. >> reporter: lawmakers spent about three hours discussing this overhaul of the clark county school district. there were a few concerns brought up but this much is clear. drastic change is officially on the wa opposed say nay. motion passes unanimously. >> reporter: in a nutshell, this reorganization plan will shift the balance of power from a centralized office giving more authority to roughly 300 schools within the school district. school principals and volunteer boards will be given control over at least 80 percent of the money flowing in to the schools. now some have been critical of the reorganization efforts
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might be distributed unequally to different schools. but state senator michael roberson says the school district shake-up sends a clear message to the rest of the country about nevada and how important education is. >> we're 50th or 59th. how much worse -- 49th? how much worse can we get? we have to make dramatic change to improve. no one finds it acceptable we are at the bottom when it comes to k-12 education in this state and southern nevada. we will not tolerate it any longer and we're going to improve. >> reporter: the clark county school district can now get to work putting in place all the measures they have to get this reorganization underway including a lot of training, a lot of the staff throughout the different schools, and those changes will go into effect by next school year. reporting live i'm nathan o'neal, news 3. >> reed: a lot of parents wondering how this will impact their kids. clark county superintendent pat course cow ki is speaking -- skorkowsky after a mercury spill
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high school. classes are canceled again today as the epa continues its testing and their investigation. today parents and students were asked to bring in their backpacks to be screened after it was discovered. the contamination may have occurred friday. earlier today skorkowsky addressed the media advising parents to contact the school district for any additional support needed regarding this incident. >> we're confident on monday that we believe everybody will be back in school. we're reaching out who are still upset. we have the contact information. personal phone calls are being made to all those parents to try to work through the concerns they still have. >> reed: score koussy says they are -- score koussy says they're making arrangement to make up classes missed. metro investigating a homicide near desert inn and maryland parkway. one person died shortly after being takeen from the scene to umc. here is a closer look at where it happened. at this point we can tell you no one has been detained in
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>> reed: csn is planning to take students from embattled and now shut down itt tech. they announce they'd will close all their campuses nationwide including here in las vegas following a department of education investigation into recruiting and accounting practices. local itt officials say students who attended their campuses in henderson and north las vegas may be eligible for a refund. meanwhile csn has assigned a concierge on each of its three campuss to help their degree programs. [ taps playing ] >> marie: today students and staff at palo verde high school paid tribute to a former teacher killed 15 years ago on flight 77 which crashed into the pentagon on 9/11. the high school's airforce jrotc held its annual flag rededication ceremony in remembrance of victims including the school's foreign languages teacher barbara edwards.
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memorial to her at the school soccer stadium. today current and former students and staff members came together to remember their friend. >> barbara was my best friend. she went home and was visiting family and friends back east and was on her way back for my birthday which is 9/11. it was just a tragedy for all. >> marie: another tribute for edwards is in new york. she is also included memorial there. >> reed: new at 3:00 we're fast approaching the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. >> marie: across the nation americans are pauseing to remember the victims and reflecting on where we've been ever since one of the darkest days in this country's history. nbc's chris pollone reports. >> reporter: in new york city friday a solemn march. remembering new york police officers, those who died 15 years ago in the twin tower of
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collapsed and those who have died related to diseases since. today september 11th remembrances are as much about celebration as they are about [ inaudible ]. celebrating the lives lost but also celebrating resilience, recovery and rebirth. >> out of the ashes we have rebuilt stronger and taller. >> reporter: in the new building where the twin towers once stood, homeland security director jeh johnson marked the return of several federal agencies to lower manhattan now housed in one center. >> terrorism cannot prevail if we refuse to be tarlized. ? [music] ? . >> reporter: in washington members of congress sack and prayed on the capitol steps. house speaker paul ryan noted there's now a generation of americans too young to fully understand the pain of september 11th. >> our children may not fully understand the horror of it all. but they can admire the heroism.
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was in the north tower and lives every day with the horror. >> we will all be touched by adversity or wounded at some point in our lives. but we can refuse to be held by it. >> reporter: 15 years, for some it feels like it happened yesterday. for others, a lifetime ago. for both a day which will never be forgeten. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. >> reed: still to come, battling concern and outrage as more cases of the zika virus surface. >> the public. what health officials are doing now. >> reed: a case of shaking trust for millions of bank customers. where do you bank? we're going tell you about the penthss facing wells fargo after a breach in security. >> chloe: we started with beautiful weather this afternoon. a time-lapse of mostly clear skies. now we're starting to see haze across parts of the valley. where it's coming from and how
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today amid investor caution following a nuclear test by north korea. earlier today the north announced it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on ballistic missiles which it last tested monday when president obama and world leaders were gather in china for a g20 summit. this is the country's fifth nuclear test now. north korea has been testing this at an unprecedented rate this year and the capability to mount a nuclear warhead is especially worry are for its japan. >> reed: florida officials moving ahead with a controversial aerial spraying today to stop disease carrying mosquitos from spreading zika. it was scheduled to start yesterday butt was delayed because of protests. some worry the chemical could be harmful to their health. officials now confirm 84 pregnant women in the state have contracted zika. another round of spraying schedule for over the weekend. major fallout after a banking bombshell.
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after a phony account scandal. the consumer alert you need to know about if you bank with wells fargo. >> reed: nearly 15 years since the national tragedy sparked on 9/11 a national retailer honoring the victims with a massive display. but there's some controversy here. >> marie: a long confusing trip for a kindergartner after being reported missing. where he turned up that's
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>> reed: a consumer alert for anybody who banks or has banked with wells fargo, the world's largest bank has been hit with a historic $185 million in fines. >> marie: we first told you about this yesterday when thousands of employees were caught setting up fake accounts and credit cards, duching customers into paying millions in fees and services. nbc's gady shorts picks up the story from here. >> reporter: credit card accounts opened without authorization.
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customers never even knew they had. those are some of the findings in a massive investigation into wells fargo. infuriating for customers like frank. >> at one time i have been looking at it and counting i had 15 accounts at once. very frustrating. and these were accounts i never opened. >> reporter: wells fargo employees opening roughly 1.5 million bank accounts and more than half a million credit cards that were never requested by customers. >> i'd have these accounts and i would have like a $10 it adds up. >> reporter: a lawsuit against wells fargo by the city of los angeles alleging in some cases money was moved between accounts without customer's knowledge. >> every consumer needs to trust their bank. and no bank should take advantage of their customers. >> reporter: wells fargo ordered to pay $185 million in fines. and this week saying the bank has fired over 5300 employees over the last five years for
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saying... we regret and take responsibility for any instances where the customers may have received a product that they did not request. some former employees say they were pressured to sell account add ons to customers to meet what they say were unattainable sales goals. wells fargo now ordered to pay customers back in full. >> the unauthorized opening of accounts in your name maybe using fraudulent email addresss or pins is shocking >> reporter: a case shaking trust in the world's largest bank. >> reed: the customer, frank on that you heard from, says he is still waiting for his reimbursement today. >> marie: for now account holders are directed to the wells fargo website for more information. the consumer fraud protection agency is asking customers to file complaints with them if they think they've been victimized. >> reed: a flash-flood watch in parts of central and southern kansas and today we have images
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world. one family says they woke up to several feet of water inside their basement when they walked outside there was more. so much so one of their mattresses went floating along with their vehicle. the flash-flood watch is in affect through tomorrow. >> marie: just makes you thankful to be here in southern nevada where, yes, perhaps a little warmer, which is why i can't believe my friend here is drinking hot coffee. >> reed: you caught me with my coffee. sorry. one of those days. [ laughter ] >> marie: it's okay. dads deserve caffeine in the >> marie: i have ice coffee here. >> chloe: i am going to side with marie on this one. ice coffee for now. it's still pretty toasty. we started off really beautiful but now we're seeing haze across parts of the valley. we're going show you where we're seeing it. primarily on the west side of town. here is a live look outside. you can see that muckiness outside. also some heavier areas of smoke do continue. this is from fires burning in
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next several hours. winds aren't supposed to pick up until later in the evening. we're going to see much stronger winds as we get into the end of the weekend. next week it's going to be wild. right now we are stuck with this disgusting haze. but it's all over the valleys. just limited to the west side of town as of right now. so far no weather advisory alerts have been issued as far as the smoke goes but we're keeping an eye out and let you guys know ifth throughout the afternoon we've been fairly calm. a few scattered clouds developing over the mountains. we're also very warm. that's why we emphasize the ice drinks. 95 degrees right now in inspirada overlook. winds under about ten miles an hour. certainly calm conditions do continue. 101 degrees near russell and mountain vista and spring valley at 99 degrees right now. also seeing some light winds continue there as well. the rest of the valley? mostly in the 90s. we do have a few neighborhoods
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sunrise and 100 at the moment for henderson. like i said it's pretty calm. and will remain fairly calm throughout most of the evening. like i said, winds will pick up as we get closer to midnight. 72 degrees on the mountain right now. triple digits near trump and lake mead right now. if you are heading out to a football game tonight, the weather is going to cooperate with temperatures right around the mid-90s by 7:00 p.m. and low 90s by nine under mostly clear skies. a good night to we're going to see dry conditions continue threw the weekend and -- through the weekend and temperatures perk up a degree or so as we make our way saturday into sunday. changes expected closer to the end of the workweek and especially next week. a trough of low pressure passing through the pacific northwest will allow our wind speeds to kick up later into the evening of sunday and continue through most of the next workweek. tonight we're going see temperatures drop down to the upper 70s tonight. slightly above normal for this time of year. 81 for lake mead. and 43 for mount charleston to
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temperatures. 104 by tomorrow afternoon at the lake. 105 overton. and triple digits expected for pahrump and boulder city in the afternoon. if you are going to the bite of las vegas it's also going to be a phenomenal day. mostly sunny skies throughout the day. the afternoon. not too much change in the weather pattern. as i said for the short-term forecast big changes for the weekend. still another hot day tomorrow but the winds are expected to pick up a little more sunday night and continue monday, tuesday, wednesday. along with that, is a nice down. very fall-like. very fitting. reed, you can have your hot drinks by next wednesday. i'm giving you permission. [ laughter ] >> reed: well, you know, they do so much to take care of this set and make sure it looks good for our viewers then they took that shot. >> marie: and i love the slow motion. >> reed: i thought i can get it before the camera. [ laughter ] my apologies.
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let's continue on weather now. couldn't be better for friday night high school football. our operation football team will be all over southern nevada to catch the games tonight. hey if you are going to one of them, take us on the road with you. send us your pictures and videos as your team in action on burst or share them on our facebook page and news3lv.com. >> reed: all right. still to come, pulled from class in order to stay home. >> marie: a restraining order issued against an eight-year-old. what police say that he did that right now, get the centurylink bundled with up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just 75 dollars a month. you'll get over 150 channels, with tons of pro and college sports... local and national news... reality and drama shows... hit hollywood movies... and tons of hd channels. plus interactive features, like a huge on-demand library, whole-home dvr, a wireless set-top box, and prism on the go, for watching tv on your time. you'll also get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet
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>> marie: when you think of a restraining order an eight-year-old likely doesn't come to mind. but that's what happened to peyton whitehead. a sheriff deputy showed up and
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the third grader with what's called an ex-parte order of protection. >> reed: i think it's ex-par-tay. >> marie: all right. ex-parte. that basically tells hill to stay away from the kids who live a couple of doors from him. the neighbor who filed the court order says he was surprised the judge signed off on the order against the eight-year-old and adds he took action because of threats the eight-year-old made against others. pe this. >> the cop told me that my son is not allowed to attend school now. >> he can't even go back to his elementary school. >> he cannot go to school. >> because of that order. >> yes. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know what to do. >> reed: what do you think about this? peyton's mother says she is forced to home school her son who has a learning disability until a court appearance happens on september 20th. interesting.
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times on twitter this week. it's gaining a lot of traction on social media. >> reed: this photo snapped at a panama city, florida wal mart. it's drawing praise and criticism using the symbols of 9/11 in advertising. you can see it right here. several cases of coca-cola were asim bled into the twin towers. it was supposed to be a tribute to the 15th anniversary of 9/11 under a banner that reads we'll never forget. some reacted in a positive way but others say theis exploits the loss of lives on that day. wal mart issued a statement which reads in part... we hold this moment in our country's history in the highest regard and there was nothing disrespectful intended by the display. a long bus trip ends well for a missing five-year-old boy in omaha. the boy reported missing after he didn't return home from school. officials say he was found aboard a locked school bus. the school bus driver has been cited for child neglect.
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fastest half mile. tomorrow the bristol motor speedway in tennessee will be known as the world's largest football stadium. >> reed: the infield of the famed race track has been transformed and now both a brand-new football field for saturday's game between the tennessee volunteers and virginia tech hokies. 150,000 fans are expected to fill the stands for the game. the transform -- the transformation of the track has been no small undertaking. this is time-lapse video. beginning the night after the final race on the season the first of 450 truck loads of material began to roll in there. the infield was raised three-and-a-half feet to accommodate that field. looks great. >> marie: still ahead, a new bill gives the grieving families of september 11th victims the power to sue those who carry out terrorism. >> reed: why many on capitol hill say they are not on board with this effort. >> marie: coming up in our heroes segment, a local man feels the heat and shares it with the community. feels the heat and shares it with the community. his mes twenty five thousand jobs. feels the heat and shares it with the community. his mes
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>> marie: right now on "news 3 live at 3:30," 15 years later a new bill gives grieving families of the 9/11 victims the right to sue. why it's receiving praise and criticism. >> reed: a discouraging trend as summer wraps up. the rising number of children left in hot cars and why some say that hot weather is not always to blame. >> marie: and this week's hero segment, an instrument of healing. how one man's mobile music room is bringing comfort to the real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company >> reed: as we read into this weekend the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks are on the minds of many. we wish you a good afternoon on this friday. i'm reed cowan. >> marie: i'm marie mortera. a day of remembrance of the lives that were lost in enfamily. in washington members of congress gathered to remember the anniversary of the attack on

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