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you know, drivers will see plenty of detour signs as the most expensive highway project in history create as tie-up. that may be putting it lightly. it's our top story. kelsey thomas joins us live from the spaghetti bowl with the major closure that you need to know about especially if you are sitting where kelsey is as we speak. >> reporter: yeah. you are lucky you are in the studio. if you think traffic is bad in las vegas right now, we are talking about this ramp, the ramp that goes from 95 south to the 15 south. it's going to be shut down for 36 hours. >> doing good here. doing great. yes, we are. this is a happy day. it's a happy day. >> reporter: in a city that worships newness -- >> it was kind of designed to be that you could come and have a breakfast and feel like you are going to grandma's house. >> reporter: michael serves up
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>> reporter: in the ever-changing las vegas landscape. >> it's like this tall of -- all of the time especially on the weekends. >> reporter: come friday night, the tom let house will bring a traffic tieup outside of their restaurant in the heart of las vegas. >> i think it's going to be huge because the department of transportation says there are more cars that use this ramp than any other ramp. >> reporter: the ramp from 95 south tonight 15 south is being shut down from morning. tom hawley says a backup is inevitable as drivers who rely on the freeway find other ways to get around. >> when you are stuck in traffic, you can beat on the windshield, honk the horn or get an audio book. >> reporter: the closure is necessary to make room for the centerpiece of the project neon. a carpool flyover bridge that
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>> i think they will have a harder time to get here but they will get here one way or the other. >> reporter: now this dining spot that shies away from change hopes to cash in on the congest. >> they have to have their fix. >> reporter: during the week we usually see this rush hour traffic. at night, weekends are different. tom hawley says the worst of the traffic is gonna be midday saturday. so just stay home or leave early spaghetti bowl area. reporting live from the news 3 van, kelsey thomas, news 3. >> we should let everybody know at home, they are driving very, very safely. thank you for that great story. >> well told. now that you know where the ramp is happening, you want to know how to avoid it. >> tower -- our coverage continues with tom hawley. >> reporter: the i-15 u.s. 95
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interchange is the busiest in las vegas. it's the busiest ramp at the spaghetti bowl. it will be closed friday night at 10:00 p.m. until 10:00 on sunday. the department of transportation says you can use valley view for heading south or use rancho or martin luther king. those will all bring you down to charleston, which gets you onto i-15 or you can just sort of keep going and that will take you down here to d street where they've arranged a turnaround so the traffic will go under the freeway, then come back. then you are on i-15 south again. unfortunately, that closes off southbound traffic on d street. so what do you do? well, there is another alternate routebeing built. that cakes you from 95 to 15. it's going to be a mess. it lasts for 36 hours.
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make your plans ahead of time because the spaghetti bowl is always this busy. this weekend it will be busier. let's turn to the mercury contamination at walter june johnson. the epa has finished cleaning the student's home where they found elevated levels of the substance. the agency retested the levels and found they are below safe levels. they are safer than they ever were before. after traces of mercury were found one week ago today. officials say a quarter of a cup in all was found but we still don't know the answer to the biggest questions, including where did the mercury come from. we did ask the epa and school district officials if the mercury came from the home where they were cleaning and they said that's part of the investigation. let's talk about decision 2016. bill clinton says his wife is doing fine and will hit the trail again tomorrow.
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stand-in at the campaign event that was supposed to be headlined by hillary herself. jeff gillan is live where the former president spoke. jeff? >> reporter: reed gening, from csn. today's event was supposed to focus on college affordability. it was it was bill clinton making the case for his wife. would you like to see bill >> first anything as long as we get hillary clinton elected. >> reporter: a few minutes, the former president himself -- >> first, i'm glad to have a chance to stand in for hillary today. [ cheers ] >> she did for me a long time. it's about time i did it for her. >> reporter: clinton was here. the former president telling this audience why he's here. >> nevada is a battleground state. >> reporter: which is getting
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lead. republicans senses momentum after some recent clinton stumbles. friday, she said half of trump supporters could fit into a back of deplorables. nevadans want to know if bill clinton agrees that half of the state is deplorable? bill clinton took the high road. >> don't treat them the way he's treated us. >> reporter: he says november is a big choice. >> another big issue in justice of the supreme court? do you want to protect voting rights, women's rights, labor rights, immigrants' rights? >> reporter: clinton said his wife would be better for the economy, better on immigration and for the student, pretty cool for csn. >> pretty cool. >> they usually have guest
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clinton. >> reporter: and back now live on campus, the event was held at csn to highlight the clinton plan to make college more affordable for families earning up to $125,000 students could go to in-state public college or university tuition free. live at csn, jeff gillan, news 3. back to you. >> as her husband rallied here, the clinton campaign rel after nearly collapsing on sunday. according to the records, her loop was 100/70, a heart rate of 70 with a cholesterol level of 189. her physician says the remainder of exam was norm and she's in excellent condition and fit to serve as the president. donald trump visits flint,
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his visit was going well until he began to criticize clinton's record. so reverend timmonss stepped in and said those remarks are not welcome. >> hillary has failed on the economy just like she did on foreign policy. [ inaudible ] [ applause ] >> okay. >> all right. so trump continued with his visit. , i guess, according to schedule. he visited church after walking by the flint water plant. he promised the city's water crisis will be fixed quickly if elected president. our mission is to connect the presidential candidates to
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you know, we reached out to both candidates to participate in extended interviews, note only own -- not only our station but stations across the country. what would you ask hillary clinton? what would you ask donald trump? share your thought by e-mailing us. we want to give you a voice in this historic and important race to the white house. well, there are pep rallies before pig sports games. like a debate. >> some argue a debate is a competition. well, len jessup and rossi hosted a campus spirit rally on campus today. in attendance were the unlv rebels dance team and cheer squad. they both gave their remarks there. this is all part of the gear up to an historic event for the
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center. a makeshift room catches fire in the back of a house with somebody still inside. >> it was our neighbor, close to home. >> tragically, despite the heroic efforts, the handyman living inside did not make it. we'll tell you what may have caused the fire. and then we're closed to finding out if a stadium will be built here to bring the oakland raiders. what sticking points remain less than 24 hours from a vote. and mid-80s today. you have to love it. keep it in the comfort zone? i will let you know. and emotional hearing as a drunk driver is sentenced for killing a 72-year-old man, and this was not her first dui arrest. ahead -- why the family feels
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a house fire claims the life of a man staying inside a converted room. the fire started after 7:00 in a neighborhood near eastern and washington. an electrical short is to blame. antonio castelan joins us live outside of the home. we hear that neighbors jumped in to try to help. >> reporter: reed, they put out the fire with a fire hose. their fire from spreading to the house and neighbors went through the doors and saved some some people. unfortunately, one man was not able to make it out. >> we noticed it was the smoke. >> reporter: it was brian's cue to jump into action. >> we smelled the smoke and we were looking around to see where it cass coming from. >> reporter: -- war it was coming from. >> reporter: he found the smoke two doors from his house.
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washington. >> the two hoses we tried, their hose and our neighbor's wouldn't work. we took our hose and got the fire out by the time the fire department arrived. >> reporter: when firefighters arrived, they found the door open with several people outside. there was a man staying inside the concon-- the converted room. he died on the way to the hospital. >> this was a homeless person. they let him for doing work around the house. >> reporter: it's not sure if the room was up to the code. firefighters ruled the blaze an accidental electrical fire. >> this room had many, many extension cords draped all over the room. >> reporter: brian wishes he could have saved everyone. >> it was our neighbor. it was close to home and we just took action. >> reporter: county building inspectors say that they are
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antonio castelan, news 3. >> thank you. on the brink of a decision. the conseptember of an nfl -- con sent of a stadium could be coming. >> coming to southern nevada. we're live with nathan o'neal at one of >> reporter: this is the plan that hopes to transport that dome behind me into a professional football stadium. if this is to become more than words on paper, it must first make it past that first initial vote. a vote that could happen tomorrow. time is running out to make the decision that would lure the raiders to las vegas. a plan to build a $1.9 billion
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tomorrow and we'll see where the committee members and hopefully we'll move it forward. >> reporter: the clark county commissioner one of 11 people who have the power to make the stadium a reality. the 65,000-seat stadium will be funded by a hotel room tax making the public's contribution roughly $750 million. but in the 11th hour, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. >> and then there's also the question regarding infrastructure. >> reporter: the top two sites for the sum russell located west of interstate 15. >> it would get crowded. >> i can imagine. >> reporter: both potential sites would need drastic upgrade to the thanle the heavy traffic. >> russell road is not capable of handling that much traffic. >> reporter: who would pay for this infrastructure? the raiders or the public? developers say they need a
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they have time to make their case to nevada lawmakers and then to the nfl to allow a raider relocation. >> general speaking, everyone is supportive of the concept of a stadium. they are excited about us being the home of the raiders but they need the opportunity to have details. >> reporter: as for the commissioner, he says this could be our one and only chance of getting pro football. >> i don't know. if it doesn't happen, will they come back next year? i don't advance the stadium project could happen tomorrow morning around 9:00 a.m. we'll be there and if it does pass, it will be up to the governor to make his move. reporting live, i'm nathan o'neal, news 3. >> we wait to see what happens here. >> all right. let's turn to your weather authority, where jerry brown is in for kevin janison. and nice place to be in the weather authority seat because you have fabulous news.
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gonna quantify how beautiful today is and tomorrow will be nice. let's go to it. we'll start at -- well, just after sunrise. put this in motion from red rock. we look to the east, we see much which is nothing just some blue skies. not a lot going on. west career and tech academy on the west side a delightful 80 degrees. gonna be in the 70s soon enough. southeast winds at 2. hardly noticeable. comfortable. on the east side a little warmer, 87. humidity at 11%. deputy 27 degrees. really nice and it's down to the southwest, buffalo and warm springs, 83 degrees with an east breeze only at 5 miles an hour. 80s predominantly across the valley. blue diamond, 78. you can see very nice -- generally, 80, 85. slightly warmer on the far east side of the valley. look at these highs.
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i take it back. southeast las vegas made it up to 2990. 299 -- made it up to 90. 88 in boulder city. 55 on the mountain. 82 in pahrump and overton, 87 degrees. officially for las vegas, 85 currently at the top of the hour. we're we'll be in the 90s briefly. nationally, we do have a tropical storm, julia, off the carolina coast. we'll keep an eye on that. most of the rain is out to sea, though. that's the good news for them. we have a hurricane in the pacific. it's moving away from us. we're not concerned. the low moving up into idaho and then into the big sky of montana. we are really sitting pretty
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52 pahrump. 62 in overton and highs tomorrow, pretty squarely in the 80s or low 90s with dry air. overnight, that refreshingly cool low in the 60s. just gorgeous and then tomorrow 91 warm, dry. , sunshine. 84 at noon. seven-day forecast, warming up for the weekend. these are the -- these are the last seven days of sumr. >> isn't that a song, the last seven days of summer? >> not that i know of. let's write it. >> i thought you would know. >> and then we have the equinox. >> that's right. that's thursday? >> that's thursday. we've seen tesla self-driving cars. would you want to be a passenger? >> today uber's hit the streets in one city. what do people think about it and what happens if something goes wrong?
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the man who police say purposely slammed into three phoenix police officers. we'll tell you how those jim dunlap: too many nevada police officers have been killed in the last few years. the truth is, we make it too easy for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to buy guns. they get them at gun shows or online from strangers, so here's something we can do to honor the fallen: close the background check loophole. that will help prevent future cop killings. it works. in states that have closed the loophole, nearly half as many police officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty. background checks save lives. v.o.: yes on question one. the new salami caprese panini from subway. pressed and grilled to cinematic perfection to get a golden brown crust
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breaking news tonight. multiple law enforcement agencies say they've arrested a violent sex offender right here in las vegas. metro says caught and cuffed yesterday before 1:00 near sunset and gibson in henderson. investigators say he was facing multiple charges in the state of california. in fact, get this -- he's got 35 arrests on his record. metro, henderson police and u.s. marshals helped to get him. he will be extradited to california. a crime alert tonight to be on the lookout for these violent suspected criminals. police say they went up to a man
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to his neck. they demanded his wallet, phone and debit card pin number. then they went to a nearby bank and took out hundreds of dollars. if you recognize either of the men seen here on surveillance video, you are asked to call crimestoppers right away. that number is 702-385-5555. just days after a mosque is torched in florida, there is an arrest. >> police say they know the suspect well. that story -- straight ahead. >> reporter: a woman convicted in a years in prison.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i know more about isis then the generals do. john mccain, a war hero. he's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured ok. donald trump compared his sacrifices to the how would you answer that father? what sacrifice have you made for your country? i think i've made a lot of sacrifices, built great structures. i've had tremendous success, i think...
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the family of a 72-year-old man killed in a drunk driving crash says justice has not been served. >> the woman responsible was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, but roger mccallen's family says the defendant should have gotten a lot more prison time. >> news 3's sergio avila takes you inside the courtroom as the family express their frustration. >> rte hearing in the courtroom. the family feels the justice system failed them. that's because the defendant has been arrested for dui multiple times in the last few years. >> my father is and always will be my hero. >> reporter: fighting back tears, roger mccallen's daughter and her family spoke about how losing their loved one left them broken. >> what she took from us is beyond words. >> reporter: 29-year-old joanne

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