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>> announcer: news 3 starts right now. >> krystal: thank you for being with us on this friday. we warned you about this for days. get ready for a traffic headache. >> michelle: this is a big part of project neon. we're talking about a chunk of the spaghetti bowl that is going to be shut down for the entire weekend. the closure begins tonight at 10:00. news 3's sergio avila is live overlooking that affected area. sergio, n-dot is letting people know, listen, expectel interchange in our entire state. >> reporter: yeah. we're talking about the spaghetti bowl. we're right behind ashley furniture. it's the 95 southbound going on to the 15 southbound. it's going to be closed starting at 10:00 p.m. tonight for 36 hours. we'll show you a better example what i am talk about on our camera that's overlooking the
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far as detours, how to get around this congested area. we put together some maps that they've sent to us. one of the major detours they want you to take is to instead -- instead of going 95 south to the 15 south, they're saying 95 south to the 15 north. the opposite direction. getting off on the very first exit which is d street and then looping back around on to the 15. they're also advising you to take other side valleyview. we're talking about streets like rancho. and streets like mlk to get around this area. basically the idea is to avoid the 95 in this section here at the spaghetti bowl. like you said, one of the busiest interchanges in the entire state. our tom hawley saying the busiest time this weekend is going to be right around midday on saturday. he says the most congested areas
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around this area. so, again, if you can, do what i'm going to do. i'm going to stay in my house. i may drive around within a two block radius of that to avoid most of this. again, 36 hours. we're talking a closure starting at 5:00. i mean, at 10:00 p.m. tonight and going through 10:00 a.m. sunday morning. if you can avoid this area all together. reporting live, sergio avila, news 3. back to you in the studio. >> michelle: we're doing the same thing. staying in the house. area. it's going to be rough. a metro officer is recovering after he was hit while on his motorcycle. this happened early this morning around 4:00 near tropicana and durango. police say a driver in a sedan was going the same direction as the officer before hitting and throwing that officer from his motorcycle. the driver then traveled about a thousand feet after that crash before finally stopping. metro police arrested the driver on suspicion of dui.
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impaired. shame on you. i mean, there's no reason for you to do it. and we're very lucky this isn't worse. that he didn't strike a vehicle that was stopped. had our officer been stopped on the side of the road it would have been a whole different story. >> michelle: police say the officer was able to call for assistance and was awake and speaking when taken to the hospital. officers expect that that police officer will make a full recovery. they also kept that intersection closed until shortly after 10:00 a.m. this morning. >> krystal: a clark county grand jury officially charges a brother and sister accused of disfiguring a woman with hot grease. investigators say taneesha armstrong and michael williams threw the victim on the ground back on december 7th then poured hot grease down her throat. police say it happened after the victim insulted armstrong and then threw a rock in her window. the victim died at the hospital.
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back. both face attempted murder and battery charges. williams is being held without bail. >> michelle: another solar project coming to southern nevada. this one will generate enough electricity to power 25,000 homes. the solar project will be the third solar array built on the moapa river indian reservation about 40 miles northwest of las vegas. u.s. secretary of interior sally jewel along with leaders from the moapa announcement. it will also create 300 jobs on the reservation. >> krystal: the unlv football team looking to add another win to its season. they're on the road tomorrow against central michigan university. the rebels are 1-one so far. central michigan made headlines last weekend after beating oklahoma state on a play that shouldn't have happened. did we mention this? our meteorologist kelly curran and our producer who is doing
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go chip! there it is. we guess we already know who is going to win this one. >> kelly: the central michigan alumni here in unlv territory. so, i mean, rest of the time i will totally cheer for unlv. just not this saturday. >> krystal: we'll give you that out maybe. >> kelly: let's look at our weather here for today. let's start things out with this time-lapse look from the las vegas springs preserve i mean, it is sunny. the winds are light. temperatures comfortable. here is a look what we're seeing. iverson elementary school. 87 degrees. winds north northeast about five miles an hour. nice and light not a problem for us. palo verde high school 84. dealing with light winds. as we head throughout the afternoon, our high, 92. that's about two degrees below normal for this time of year. 90 as you heading home from work
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temperatures on the way for the weekend. plus a chance of showers in the forecast and fall officially starts next week. so we've got a lot to talk about in our main weather segment. >> krystal: we sure do. dull digits, i'm all for it. let's talk politics. donald trump says president obama was born in the u.s. he came out with that big statement today. >> michelle: he ended the birther controversy swiftly after he claims his opponent hillary clinton was the one who started it. nbc's edward lawrence has >> reporter: speaking in an event for veterans here in washington, d.c. donald trump says he believes president obama was born in the united states. he claims hillary clinton started the birther movement. and he finished it. >> president barack obama was born in the united states period. now we all want to get back to making america strong and great
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thank you very much. >> reporter: still the buzz started the debate again. president obama weighed in. >> we got other business to attend to. i was pretty confident about where i was born. >> reporter: hillary clinton started her day leaving no doubt about her accusations against donald trump. >> barack obama was born in america plain and simple and donald trump owes him and the american people an apology. >> reporter: clinton went on to say trump traffics in conspiracy >> we know who donald trump is. now it's time for our country to show who we are and reject his divisive vision. >> reporter: hillary clinton told the crowd she's feeling much better and joked that her pneumonia has republicans interested in women's health issues. hillary clinton is done with the campaign trail today. donald trump will be at an event later this evening in miami. edward lawrence, nbc news,
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appearance on a late night talk show sway your vote? let us know what you think. just head over to and click on the question of the day icon. >> krystal: new video of a man who attacked a new york city police officer with a meat cleaver. >> michelle: it's giving police a clue as to what exactly may have caused this man to go crazy. you will see it next. >> krystal: plus a couple of students expelled from school over what they put on social media. outraged. hear why they thought it would be funny. >> michelle: the las vegas food and wine festival is back again. so this is wine tasting like no other. we're going to give you a preview of the event happening this weekend at the sls hotel. that's coming up at 12:30.
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don't believe... don't believe... don't believe joe heck's attacks. catherine cortez masto has always served . as a federal prosecutor and attorney general... she made sex trafficking a felony crime. she worked with the bush and obama administrations to combat terrorism. as attorney general, she helped reduce crime. that's why she's endorsed by law enforcement across nevada. catherine cortez masto. catherine cortez masto. i trust her to keep us safe. i'm catherine cortez masto, and i approve this message. woman: here in nevada, those were the worst days of our lives,
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"a blip on the radar." that's just how out of touch joe heck is. narrator: after heck sponsored a bill giving tax breaks to big banks, he took over $500,000 from wall street-- including banks who caused the housing crisis. it's clear what joe heck's priorities are, and families like mine get left behind. narrator: afscme people is responsible
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attacked an off-duty officer cutting his face. and this is the video that was taken yesterday right before the attack started of that man there trying to fix that boot on his car. then here he is highlighted. so greek caught this video moments after when officers say that the 32-year-old man akram joudeh, was shot 18 times after he attacked officers with that meat cleaver. two other officers were threatening injuries from the encounter. joudeh is recovering from the hospital. >> krystal: two females from kansas state university are expelled after snap chatting a photo wearing black face. they were using some kind of skip care product with a racially charged message. school officials say the message prompted hundreds of people to flood their social media pages urging officials to expel those two girls.
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is welcome at the school. >> not that this is a good thing but we kind of like -- that word happens in our friend group because we know everyone is call -- we're a big family. so that word does not offend anyone in our group. >> krystal: they used the "n" word. just so you know. we didn't mention that. just wanted you to understand. they're talking about why they thought it was okay to use that word then post that picture essentially in black face. hundreds of tweets streamed in using paige's name as a hashtag #. paige posted this apology saying, quote, we never intended for the picture to offend anyone. we only meant for it to be taken in a funny way. >> michelle: there's no doubt that people love to play pokemon go. but it is proving to be a huge distraction for drivers and pedestrians. reetch certifies from -- reschers from san diego state university studied 4,000 tweets include the words pokemon drive
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one-third of the tweets revealed that a driver, passenger or pedestrian was distracted by this game. nearly one in five of those tweets suggested the person was playing the game while driving their car. at least 14 car accidents have been blamed on pokemon go including one player who drove his car into a tree. >> krystal: do not play pokemon behind the wheel please. three kids with pipes and sticks being called pint sized camera stopping a pair of thieves. they were stopping them from basically vandalizing a car outside of a church. it was the minister's car! so late monday night is when this happened at a church outside of new mexico. the minister heard a commotion. she looked outside to see what was going on and saw it on her security footage abld was stopped in her tracks to see thieves were basically trying to cut a hole in her convertible. the soft top there.
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kids armed with pipes and sticks ran up and scared them off. >> they were waiting. they were so mad. they were pointing at the car. >> i just said my god these kids are so brave and courageous. they're heroes. >> krystal: by the way she called those three her guardian angels. the minister's car lad been broken in to multiple times. >> michelle: ice cover in the arctic ocean extent tieing with the second lowest on record. scientists at the national snow and ice center says this image from nasa shows how the arctic ice cover has grown during autumn and winter then shrinks over spring and summertime. what does this mean? scientists say this year's summer was fairly cool. except for here. [ laughter ] and in phoenix. and in arizona. the next few years we will see
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>> krystal: that's unfortunate. i don't know if they spent too much time here. >> michelle: they obviously didn't come to las vegas this summer. as we were talking about this morning we had one of the hottest junes on record and a really hot august. >> kelly: june was the hottest on record. july was the second hottest july on record. august ended up being average. but the summer in general was the second hottest. >> michelle: from june to august it was just hot. >> kelly: it was brutal. good news is t fall is almost here. gets here next week. and we actually have rain in the forecast too. but not today. beautiful weather today. here is a look at the southeast career and technical academy camera. gorgeous blue skies. temperatures comfortable. maybe you feel like having lunch outside. paradise, downtown both at 89. summerlin, you are coming in at 86. anthem, 82 degrees. winds not an issue for us today at all. calm still in many locations.
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well. now here's a look at the satellite radar picture. got this big ridge over us. quiet conditions all across the area. that's the way it's going to stay for the weekend. down to our south a low pressure system developing now along baja peninsula could bring us a little bit of wet weather as we get into next week. here is our forecast for the rest of today. our high? 92 degrees. get lots of sunshine. winds nice and light. this is a little below normal. normal high for 94. overnight tonight clear skies. going back down into the 60s. 68 degrees for that low. if you are getting up early to take that dog for a nice long walk it's looking good. might even want a sweater or sweat shirt with you. here is a look at the forecast for tomorrow. your recreational forecast. saturday if you are heading out to lake mead for the last weekend of summer officially 99 degrees. that's the expected high out there. the water temperature right at 80 degrees. winds mainly out of the north at
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you want temperatures a little cooler. 71 degrees. that's the expected high. looking at light and variable winds. lots of sunshine or maybe you are planning on heading out to red rock. again lots of sunshine. a high around 87 tomorrow. here's our 7-day forecast. in las vegas a ton of festivals going on this weekend. and the weather is looking great. tomorrow 95. upper 90s sunday. that's kind of like that last push of s 97 degrees on monday. increasing humidity though on monday. we have a chance for showers and thunderstorms monday night into tuesday. temperature dips back into the 80s on tuesday and fall officially begins on thursday. >> krystal: hello fall. >> michelle: fall started when the pumpkin spice latte came out. everybody knows that. . when two students in california refused to recite the pledge of allegiance their teacher lowered their participation grade. >> krystal: now the students
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>> reporter: lelani thomas won't say the pledge of allegiance to this lower lake high school american flag or any other. she is a native american and says the stars and stripes aren't hers. >> it's the reason because of the history that happened here on my land. my people's land. and i go by that. i don't agree with it. so i'm not going to stand for the people who did this to my people. >> reporter: since the first day of school she and her friend chose to exercise their rights as americans not to say the first period class. their teacher took exception. when the girls got the girls on friday, their participation scores were docked from a five to a three because they refused to stand they say. le mani recorded her teacher's explanation in class. >> if you really, really, really have an argument and feel so strongly about this then i need to see it written out. like your argument in essay form.
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anymore. >> reporter: lelani add her father took that recording to the administration. the girls have since been moved to another teacher. in the meantime lelani and her friend hope their stance serves as a real life lesson on free speech. >> she says it represents the military and they risked their lives for us. but then i always give her the well my people risked our lives for our freedom. for our land. for our rights. >> krystal: that was emily the district says it's dealing with that teacher. but because it is a personal matter any consequences the teacher will face will not be made public. but definitely a story that gets people talking. so we'd love to hear what you all have to think about this. please weigh in on our facebook pages, our twitter handles. michelle and i are both online and on social media. let us know. i'd like to find out what you think. >> michelle: donald trump appeared on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon and he had a little fun.
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little fun with his hair. [ laughter ] that's great. what was this all about? and trump let him do -- let jimmy do an impersonation of trump. we'll show it all to you coming up. over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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in our country. it takes democrats and republicans working together. that's how we got health care for 8 million kids. rebuilt new york city after 9/11. and got the treaty cutting russia's nuclear arms. we've got to bring people together. that's how you solve problems and that's what i'll do as president. i'm really good at war. i love war in a certain way. i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. nuclear, just the power the devastation, is very important to me. i want to be unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable.
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jim dunlap: too many nevada police officers have been killed in the last few years. the truth is, we make it too easy for they get them at gun shows or online from strangers, no questions asked. 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.
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>> krystal: so that's jimmy fallon giving donald trump a noogie. last night. he was a good sport. afterwards his face was kind of scrunched up but i think they had fun with it. >> michelle: all right. after nine months of waiting, guinness book of world records has found the oldest active pie thought in the world. -- pilot in the world. >> krystal: his name is ernie smith. he is 98. he says his manager surprised him with the news. >> you need to come out here. he said i got something important to talk about.
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what. so i stepped in the door and said i know what. they found somebody older. [ laughter ] he said there isn't nobody older. [ laughter ] >> krystal: ernie you got it buddy. hoe beat the previous record by five years. his co-workers encouraged him to go for the title and plans to keep on flying his cessna 150 a couple time as week to stay in practice at the red oak airports. >> michelle: next they're making good progress a vaccine for zika virus. >> krystal: and we'll tell you what is headed up this weekend. we're talking about a little wine festival. that will be nice. and also this. hospital wedding getting moved to a different location. and the story will tear at your heart strings. why the bride brought her special day to a hospital. >> michelle: olivia wilde
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why this actress was not happy with how she was treated by what she says rude new yorkers on a subway. she says rude new yorkers on a subway. we'll explai danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. tarkanian was ordered by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag.
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woman: here in nevada, those were the worst days of our lives, and congressman heck called it "a blip." narrator: in 2008, joe heck called nevada's housing crisis "a blip on the radar." that's just how out of touch joe heck is. narrator: after heck sponsored a bill giving tax breaks to big banks, he took over $500,000 from wall street-- including banks who caused the housing crisis. ies are, and families like mine get left behind. narrator: afscme people is responsible for the content of this ad. >> michelle: right now on "news 3 live at 12:30,"
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parents to keep the community safe. how they're improving the way child abduction crimes are investigated. >> krystal: plus a near deadly joke but people aren't laughing. video on social media showing a fake drive-by shooting. clearly police and the public not thinking this is a joke. >> michelle: the las vegas food and wine festival back this weekend. a look into some of the world's best culinary talents as and decadent event. >> announcer: news 3 starts right now. >> michelle: welcome in everybody. child abduction something no parent ever even wants to think about. the fbi and local officials want to make sure it never happens here. good afternoon. happy to have you with us. this is something that you just hard to wrap your head around. >> krystal: hard to think about as a parent. like you don't have enough to worry about as a parent.
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in boulder city where officials are working to improve how these crimes are investigates. craig they really let you see up close and personal how they're working to do this. >> craig: they did. because a lot of times an investigation like this begins a lot of things very early behind the scenes we were just not privy to. the federal bureau of investigation or the fbi is very quick to move in and help with local police departments when asked when those localol child abduction or child kidnapping. today we are live to you from the city of boulder city. this is where the fbi along with numerous local police departments, 16 local police departments in fact, they are together teaming up, the police agencies and the fbi, for a mock kidnapping investigation. all of this is staged with elements from real kidnapping or child abduction cases. and they're taking all of those


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