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confirming hours ago those bugs were under that table. that's our top story. news 3's antonio castelan joins us live outside of the casino near las vegas boulevard and lake mead. got a lot of questions we anticipate our viewers do as well. why did a customer have to discover these and was this place inspected before? >> reporter: reed, it's a question silver nugget casino are asking themss management plan in case for an exterminator to routinely check the restaurant. they say anyone could have come in here and passed those bedbugs into the casino. inside the silver nugget casino restaurant, this sign greeted customers. the restaurant is closed for today. today, may have been wrongly spelled but outside they tried to make things right. this exterminator company was on
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kill bugs. these may be the bugs he was talking about. a customer eating at the restaurant snapped these pictures. >> the pictures that i seen showed evidence of a bedbug infestation. >> reporter: george says he believes the bedbugs have been at the property for a while. >> that did not happen overnight. that's been there for quite sometime. >> reporter: the southern nevada health district sent inspectors to the casino this morning. officials confirmed bedbugs were found. health nugget restaurant was last inspected in june and received an a-grade. this has customers leery about eating at the restaurant. will you eat there? >> hell no. i would never eat in the silver nugget. it's nasty. >> i don't thing it's the sul ver nugget's could do. >> reporter: in a statement, silver nugget casino
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continuing our investigation of the situation and are take every measure to ensure the safety and health of our guests and employees. we looked at the inspection records for the past ten years for the silver nugget, it shows the majority of the time they received an a-grade. marie? >> antonio castelan with the update there from outside of the silver nugget. a guilty verdict today for the case that's taken more than seven years to go to trial. we've been toll murder trial for david frostick for a while. jurors found him guilty of killing his fiance in 2009. it took hours to reach the decision. he stabbed and killed robin jenkins in their home. jenkins moved here to pursue a singing careerer. frostick faces live in prison without parole. hazmat swarmed a house contaminated with dangerous
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girl's room piece by piece after the family moved out. the girl is a student at walter johnson junior high, which reopened today after a mercury spill closed the school to shut down. kelsey thomas is live outside of the school with a look at the investigation. pretty disconcerning to see somebody's house evacuated. >> reporter: the epa is trying to get their family back in the home as soon from? the answer to that question, still a mystery as students headed back to class. >> again, students a reminder today -- [ inaudible ] >> it was nice to walk in there with her. >> reporter: a bundle of nerves just like the first day of school. but rose is nervous for a different reason.
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kids running around like a normal day. she was nervous. >> today news 3 getting a first-hand look inside the gym at walter johnson junior high, where a mercury spill happened nearly a week ago. the biggest question left unanswered, where did the mercury come from? >> we don't have hard evidence at this point and it would be premature to speculate all of the facts. >> reporter: nearby, environmental crews suited up, clearing out one student's home piece by piece. after to 15 times above safe levels. the focus of the cleanup, a young girl's bedroom. >> eventually, we'll are to strip the carpet out, anything that's contaminated we'll dispose of. >> reporter: nicole's home was tested. it's safe. but she's keeping her kids home from school. >> my kids don't want to go back. i don't feel like it's safe for them to go back. >> reporter: for rose hall --
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>> you survived? >> yeah. >> reporter: -- a hopeful end for a parent. this woman is still left wondering how did this ever happen. >> my questions are, you know, who brought it in? how did they get it? it was a good amount of mercury brought in. how do you get your hands on that? >> reporter: so the family that was forced out of their home because of the mercury contamination, epa telling me they hope it's just temporary. they are expecting that cleanup then they are hopeful that the family will be able to move back in at that point. reporting live tonight, kelsey thomas, news 3. >> thank you. a school at walter johnson junior high gets back to normal and we'll continue to school the investigation as to how the mercury got in the school. keep it here. and when we're not on air, we'll make sure the information gets to and our social media pages. it was supposed to be hillary but with the presidential candidate
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surrogate in chief. would be bill clinton who will make a campaign stop at the shy atmosphere campus. he will be selling his wife's college plans that would let 24,000 nevada students go to school tuition free. hillary clinton is downplaying her illness and the delay it took to notify the public which is fine with this >> almost anyone can catch a pneumonia. he just got over it. i think she's fine. it's a stressful time. >> i don't know. is -- is pneumonia the last destination diagnosis-wise or is there somebody they are not telling us? >> that's kevin wall at 790 talk now. the clinton campaign said she
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thursday. opening statements for the bundys. during today's statements, prosecutors say the defendants are not on trial because of their anti-government beliefs. he says it's because they broke the law when they seized the malheur national wildlife refuge. one of those who took start in the standoff will testify. the man who said he grabbed an trial to kill donald trump pleaded guilty this afternoon. that incident happened during a june campaign rally. sergio avila is live from the federal courthouse. this is the first time we've heard sandford speak. how did he appear in court? >> reporter: well, marie, the 20-year-old sat in the courtroom six floors up in the federal clark county house here. he spoke confident. he seemed very nervous.
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trembling for most of that hearing. he pleaded guilty to two felony counts. one of being an undocumented immigrant in possession of a gun and the other of disrupting government business. he did admit today that he did, in fact, try to grab that officer's gun during that trump rally in june. he also admitted to be taking anti-psychotic medication. he's always maintained it was sandford's mental illness that after he was able to meet with his mother from behind bars and she's hoping her son can get through this very difficult time. take a listen. >> hopefully, it's the end of one stage and the beginning of another stage. >> reporter: and the family is hoping that michael will be able to serve his sentence in an english jail.
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up by a court and also that sentencing hearing to find out how long he will spend behind bars, that's scheduled to happen in mid-december. sergio avila, news 3. most defendants are convicted and they go to prison or back to jail. >> but there are a select few who go somewhere else for rehabilitation, including those with mental illness. ahead -- a look at the program from someone who has been through it. > in the state. it's about to shut down for several days. what you need to know to plan your route around the spaghetti this bowl. with sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, the only thing that would have made this day better is if we could have gotten rid of the winds. we'll do that tomorrow. and his donation to unlv. it's the largest single gift in its history. who is opening up their pockets to help the program? >> we'll tell you -- coming up
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it was the simple choice for khalil black, the man accused of waving a gun in front of the bellagio. mental health court or jail? a program that helps reduce our denise rosch is live at the regional justice center. black made his first appearance in that specialty court this afternoon. >> reporter: yeah, it was just two weeks ago that black was here at this courthouse for sentencing on some very serious charges. and back then attorneys on both sides recognized this was a very sick man and decided that mental health court in this case made the most sense. so we wanted to know more about that process from someone who
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>> mental health court has really taught me a lot about integrity. >> reporter: melvin stands in front of the courtroom waiting for his name to be called. he's used to the routine by now, having spent the better part of three years checking in here at least once a week. >> i suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar and a number of things, ptsd and they helped me to get everything under control. >> reporter: this is a women who have been arrested in our community and diagnosed with serious mental illness. instead of jail, those who qualify will undergo intense counseling. their medications monitored. >> this gives people a chance to get better and hold them to account. we're very -- it's very important that they follow the rules. if they don't, there's accountability. >> reporter: chief judge david barker has been presiding over this court for about six months.
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>> reporter: and one defendant making his first appearance, khalil black. >> have you been taking your medication in jail? >> yes. >> reporter: he was sent to mental health court after pleading getty to felony resisting arrest. back in january, his actions shut down las vegas boulevard. that's when police say black began waving a gun around, threatening to shoot he will be released to mojave health. as for melvin -- >> once you fall off -- >> reporter: he admits to a troubled past for robbery, and drugs. while he doesn't blame his mental illness, he's grateful help is available. >> if they didn't have the
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i would be right back in. >> reporter: and judge barker said many of the people he sees in this courtroom are homeless, arrested again and again for the same crimes, nuisance-type crimes such astros bag at the same business continually. he says getting them into mental health court helps them get help and it's a lot cheaper on the >> all right. thank you. onto the most traveled highway ramp in the state. it is about to shut down this weekend and that means some huge delays if you do not plan ahead. >> listen up. beginning friday night at 10:00 p.m., the ramp from the u.s. 95 south to i-15 south is getting shut down not expected to reopen until sunday morning. during the peak, n-d.o.t. says some 3100 vehicles are on their
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getting ready to shift two lanes to prepare to demolish the bridge. take alternate routes throughout the weekend. another road project putting auxiliary lanes on the i-15 between eastern and charleston. the nevada department of transportation says the project also includes reconstructing the charleston interstainge and widening parts of charleston east of the freeway. they want your input. they are holding a meeting next ur questions and get answers. it takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the east las vegas community ballroom. it's at eastern and stewart. to weather, where we're your weather authority. this is a good time to be in a position of authority because you have great news, don't you, jerry brown? >> yes, i can say it's gonna be beautiful tomorrow. i love telling people tomorrow is gonna be beautiful. let's go right to it.
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las vegas day school in spring valley looking west. a few clouds over the mountains. you have to shield your eyes there because the sun is eting eting -- setting to the west. 80 degrees downtown at our studios. a south wind blowing at 10. humidity up to 22%. that will be coming down. the dew point, 40 degrees. it's pretty nice outside. west side desert inn and the 215, the winds are noticeable southwest at 11. bu they had a gust earlier to 39 miles an hour in green valley. bartlet elementary, 81. they just went to 9 miles an hour. 82 sunrise manor to 79 over in spring valley where our cameras. 77 mountain's edge, north las vegas, 7 and
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effect for until 8:00. and then i will show you the area in a second. take a look at wind gusts. 41 out in summerlin. 36 down in henderson. they were blowing today. 44-mile-an-hour wind gusts at indian springs and also down on lake mead where i said earlier, not a great day to be out on the boat today. 28-mile-an-hour wind gusts. a little less over in nye county at pahrump, where it's 76. 87 in mesquite and 76 in pahrump. 81 okay. officially for las vegas today, 89 degrees. that's a full half-dozen below the norm and our fifth day below normal this month. believe it or not, it will be cooler tomorrow h currently, 82 out at mccarran. we're looking at a high tomorrow of 86 degrees. and i think everybody is gonna really like it. the winds will be gone. it should be very, very nice. a little cutoff low just dropped down. there it is in northeastern --
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counterclockwise swirl. that's moving the moisture away from our valley. the closest it came was this arizona and saint george. the wind advisory extends over our entire viewing area and is in effect until 8:00 and should diminish at midnight. up on the mountain, chilly. 30s, 40s. low 60s in boulder city. highs tomorrow in the 80s across the region. 60s in the spring mountain. a breezy night early but then diminishing winds overnight. 86 tomorrow, about as nice as it gets in september. 64, 7:00 a.m. 79 at noon, to 85 at 5:00 p.m. we'll keep it in the low 90s thursday and friday. mid-90s over the weekend. really quite nice and then upper 90s to start next week. if we hit 100 again, probably will be on monday. but right now, might not make
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>> the latest it's been is early october and that's a rarity. >> we don't want rarity. >> no. a tragic accident on the world's largest cruiseship. >> a crew member was killed. several others injured. and plane crash near nellis air force base.
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welcome back. a plane crash near nellis air force base could have been worst. investigators say a civilian contractor pilot steered his military jet towards the desert before it crashed. the crash happened in mid-august. the ntsb -- the preliminary
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while approaching a runway. the pilot parachuted to safety and was not hurt. the pilot was returning to nellis after playing the role of enemy aircraft in an air combat exercise over the nevada test and training range. a family and the national center for missing and exploited children need your help finding a missing teen. 17-year-old ellen perna went missing from her henderson home last year and there is belief she's still around. ellen is 5'4" and weighs 110 pounds. anyone with information aut national center for missing and exploited children at 1-800-the lost. 20 years ago today, rapper 2 -- rapper 2 pac was shot. he died six days later. she's still considered one of the most influential artists for today's hip-hop musicians. even though there has been a lot of conspiracy around his death, the killer has not been found.
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go as planned. >> a lot to organize. sometimes things are missed. ahead, why one bride ended up having to hitchhike when she was going to the chapel. >> i like how she has a glass of champagne in her hand. and trooper training. the nevada highway patrol launching an effort to improve
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a school is now in session for the next group of nevada public safety officers. this will help fill a recent shortage. we welcome you back to our school. i'm reed cowan. >> i'm marie mortera. the state of nevada has been looking to fill law enforcement vacancies for some time. they are holding simultaneous academies in las vegas and carson city. new at joins us live from washington near downtown las vegas. this is a change for the department. >> reporter: well, it is, marie. this is actual the first time in nearly a decade that they've held and academy here in southern nevada. now, the hope is that more people from the las vegas area will be motivated to apply for these very important public safety jobs. >> your advanced training will take place at your division. >> reporter: for the next 16 weeks, these 28 cadets will have


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