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95 to the 15 will shut down at 10:00. construction crews will begin massive upgrades to the spaghetti bowl. that's our top story. nathan o'neal is live near downtown las vegas where preparations for the closure are already underway. >> reporter: this is a big project that we're talking about. crews are already on stand-by at this hour. you can see all of the equipment ready to go right over here. in a matter of for hours, the bridge will be it's one of the busiest roadways in nevada. >> 3100 vehicles travel during peak hours. >> reporter: tonight, all of this traffic will come to a halt a little pain, but i think we can live through it. >> reporter: for 32 years, maria garcia has lived in this neighborhood. >> my daughter works at the
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>> reporter: n-d.o.t. says the southbound connector from the 95 to the 15 will be shut down for 36 hours as part of the first major phase of the billion-dollar project neon. the goal -- a wider, safer roadway. crews will build a temperature road so next weekend they can demolish this bridge without impacting traffic. >> as soon as we demolish it, we will begin to work building it which we expect to late january of 2017. >> reporter: this weekend, motorists will have to find alternate routes, including taking rancho, martin luther king and charleston. ma. >> i'm gonna stay inside. come home. not travel too much. make sure when i get off work get all of my groceries and stay
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[laughter] >> reporter: and again, the roads close tonight at 10:00 and don't reopen until sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. if you would like to check out some of the maps together to help you navigate, you can find all of that on our website. that's news3lv.com. nathan o'neal, news 3. >> thank you. well, this closure is the story that we'll be following all weekend long. we know many of you use that very important ramp. here's a live look right now at the spaghetti friday evening. we'll be live tonight at 11:00 as that ramp will begin shutting down. we'll also be sure to update you on any developments in the closure and certainly if it opens up earlier than sunday morning. new at 6:00, the wynn las vegas is being sued by an army veteran living with post-traumatic disorder. the security bike order
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disability after the wynn required their guards to work mandatory i've time. the eeoc says not only did wynn refuse but required the veteran to constantly submit doctors' notes. after that, the veteran said his ptsd got worse and then according to the lawsuit, wynn retaliated and suspended the employee. the employee and the eeo dr -- eeoc are backpay. the man who killed his fiance on mother's day more than seven years ago will spend the rest of his life behind bars with the possibility of parole after 20 years. the jury's verdict was read about an hour ago. news 3's sergio avila has been covering this case and for the victim's family this has been a long time coming. >> reporter: that's exactly right. this crime happening in 2009.
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somewhat closure on this. david frostick, the defendant, he's actually one of the longest ten tants -- tenants of the clark county jail. that jury did take quite a while to decide the sentence. at one point, they asked theup what would happen if they were deadlocked so we know there was contention behind the was a long time coming for them. it was important to hear he was convicted bud still some disappointment at the fact that he will be eligible for a proehl -- for parole. >> we watched him fighting and no acknowledgement. even in his final statement, there wasn't really an acknowledgement that he was a murderer.
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themselves to be manipulated to some degree. the map does not deserve to walk amongst us in large part because he will do what he feels because he got away with it. >> every six months to two years, that parole possibility comes up. my husband and i are getting up in years. this burden to speak about dave and what our family has experienced will really fall to the next generat half to two years, they will need to go to court and speak. this whole thing, it's not done for us. it will never be done for us. >> reporter: it's important to note that david frostick is eligibility for parole after 20 years. he's been in custody already for
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when he may be eligible for parole and have a possible parole hearing. as you heard robin jenkins, the victim in this case, her family will be there to testify against his release. sergio avila, news 3. reed, back to you. >> thank you for the update. a metro police officer is out of the hospital after being injured in the line of duty allegedly by a man under the influence. police say 19-year-old david williams is the driver accused of slamming his 2003 hyundai accent into the back well, it happened after 4:00 can this morning near tropicana and durango. investigators say the 43-year-old officer rammed from behind while on patrol. the impact sent the officer flying up and over williams' car. williams appeared to be under the influence of drugs. >> he made the decision to get behind the wheel and shame on you. no reason for you to do it.
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suffered serious back and neck injuries. investigators say the longer the officer remains in the hospital the greater the charges will become that williams will face. former nfl player darren sharper sentenced for raping women in several states including nevada is nominated for the pro football hall of fame. the nomination creating outrage and much debate today. sharper was sentenced in louisiana last month, 18 years in prison. he pleaded guilty or no contest arizona and california. prosecutors say he would drug women so he could rape them. the five-time pro player was nominated last year. before he pleaded guilty but after the accusations surfaced. now it's the job of the governor and lawmakers to do
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stadium. that stadium could be the new home of the oakland raiders and the rebels. jeff gillan is looking ahead. >> good evening, everybody. lawmakers face a very big choice. is this worth $750 million of public money? that's just one issue. the other is when a special session happens. it's up to the governor to decide whe. looking at the calendar. >> the democrats are pretty set on not wanting a special session until after the election. we don't see the rush. >> reporter: the raiders do. they say the longer we wait, the more it jeopardizes the case it has to make to the nfl. the governor said he's reviewing the recommendations he just received from the tourism
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answered to my satisfaction and i'm comfortable with a proposal, i will consider options available. on the table, boosting the room tax. it also pumps $750 million into the stadium matched by $650 from sheldon adelson and $500 million from the raiders. >> we need to look at the impact on tourism. we don't want to price ourselves out of the market and scare our tourists away. >> right now drafted into legislation. >> i think as the legislature, we have to focus in on those details and make sure we're protecting the tax payers. >> adelson made one thing clear -- $750 million in public money is nonnegotiable. >> but the term is nonnegotiable. >> reporter: are you suggesting
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>> everything could change. >> and clark county is rushing to fill two vacancies. the commission will meet wednesday to do that to be ready when the governor calls a special session. back to you. >> the work continues. thank you. a man who lives thousands of miles away from las vegas thinks his long-lost father is here. >> when people share memories and photos of their dad, it's just -- i can't do that. about his social media quest which has gone viral. why does he think he's in las vegas? also, the contentious issue over race for homeowners who have solar panels is coming to an end. what state regulators ruled today about if customers will pay the lower rate. >> reporter: it's friday. it's backyard tailgate time. we're playing football.
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>> yeah! >> reporter: and they have a horseback here and we'll have your forecast. >> a horse and maybe a deer, too. then a huge search to find a missing child. thankfully, this was just a drill. ahead, what makes this training exercise so rare and so important.
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welcome back. a london man's search for his father in las vegas has gone viral -- viral all over facebook. >> 27-year-old pearce eagan has not met his father, not yet. kelsey thomas has more. >> when people share pictures and moments and memories of their dad, it's just -- i can't do that.
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another sunday for pearce eagan. >> but i would love to be able to say, hi, dad. i would love to say the words. >> reporter: post posting these photos. they look nearly identical with their red hair and freckles. >> it's funny. a lot of my friends didn't know growing u brazil. i look very irish as well. but when you look at the picture of him, i do look very, very similar. >> reporter: his dad's name is edison rangler santos or eddie. pearce has never met him but he recently heard he might be sick and living in las vegas. >> i thought maybe i would be able to find him. >> reporter: here's what pearce
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in new york at 1987. his dad was a doorman at the kit kat klub. pearce wonders how he was able to make it through his young years without a dad. he remembers trying to shave for the first time as a teenager. >> all of the guys were doing it. i went to the bathroom and put a load of foam on my house. i don't know what to do. i don't know what -- i have no clue what's going on prominent part of me realizing i didn't have a dad and i didn't have that father figure. >> reporter: pearce talked to his father once on the phone. he was 6. he can still remember his voice. he would like to hear it again and maybe even have the chance to say the word "dad" out loud. >> i used to think if i saw him
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hold his cup? i would love to speak to him. >> reporter: kelsey thomas, news 3. >> all right. if you recognize the man in that photo, tweet us and we'll make sure the message gets right back to where it needs to. it would be a healing experience for both. >> absolutely. it's friday and we are kicking off the weekend with a tailgate party. news 3 is your weather authority. chloe beards is at h what a beautiful backyard that is, chloe. >> reporter: absolutely, reed. i have to be honest with you at home, this is probably one of the coolest backyards. the family is hanging out in the pool. before we get to the forecast, mike has this awesome shirt. eat, sleep, tailgate, repeat. he sells them at the rebels' games. we're seeing people hanging out in the water. it's still pretty warm outside.
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temperatures. you should see those numbers popping up on your screen. a wonderful evening. great friday. happy friday, everyone. we're looking at some very nice weather that will continue for the rest of the evening. if you don't have any plans tonight, maybe check out some high school football. at kickoff, temperatures will be in the upper 80s. we're looking at low 80s by 9:00. it will be calm with light winds. as we look at the satellite in all honesty there's not much to talk about. on the west fairly dry over the next few days. looking at temperatures for tonight, you could see temperatures very similar compared to last night. clear skies will continue and regionally, lows around 40 degrees at mount charleston. 75 degrees for lake mead and high temperatures for tomorrow afternoon will be around 99 degrees for lake mead. 98 for overton. mid-90s for pahrump. tomorrow it will be another day that will be fabulous. if you liked the weather today,
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warmer weather is expected by sunday. as we take you out the next seven days, including your fabulous weekend forecast, you can see the weather cooperates at least for the next few days. after that, slight chance of thunderstorms are possible. by early next week, the chances are low but maybe hold off washing your car until then. we're gonna take you back out here. we're at the home of james brocket. you hav ben. who is this guy? >> my grandson ben. he's the smartest one in the group. >> reporter: he's a cleaver one and i heard you play piano. >> yeah, right. >> our photographer is gonna get video of this. tell me about your backyard and you use it for tailgating. how did you get started with
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tailgating. they are big on football and tailgating. mike will drive down to california for tailgating tomorrow -- on sunday. >> i believe it is. >> reporter: and you have a very impressive backyard. you came up with this from scratch? >> yes, we did. originally, this was bank-owned property. we bought it in '93. it was built in '69. at the time, there were only two houses. and hollywood boulevard was a dirt road. portion of the backyard. we will take you further behind the scenes and you have a horse? >> yes. that's token. we've had that horse for about ten years now. we'll give him a little show here. how is that? >> reporter: all right. we'll take a quick peak of the horse. right over there. there's token. token, the horse. this is one of the many elements that james has in their backyard. we'll show you more of what they
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6:30 hour on news 3. for now we'll send it back to you in the studio. token is gonna send it back to you. >> he looks like he wants some corn bread. >> i think he should have some. a day after being slashed with a meat cleaver, a new york city police officer is going home. >> he left the hospital surrounded by support and cheers from his colleagues. ahead, new video of the suspect and what may have set him off. we're following a developing after reports of a shooter.
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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 criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to buy guns. 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
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now to a developing story out of denver, where a hospital was put on lockdown after
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witnesses reported seeing a man with a rifle on the hospital campus. there's no confirmation that shots were fired. this is at the rose medical center where a large perimeter was set up. good news for those of you with solar panels. the public utility commission approves the deal to bring back the more favorral rate for those who installed or applied for this actually means that they will be grandfathered right into the lower rates for the next 20 years beginning in december. nv energy said it will be contacting those eligible in the next few weeks to go over what's next if they applied. the unique and popular neon museum is getting a financial boost. today, dina titus announced a grant to help keep a digital library of its collection.
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of historic signs in las vegas. the 24,500 grant will allow the nonprofit to keep the collection online to make room for something else. the museum announced it will be offering self-guided tours. those start monday. the cost $10. donald trump changing his tune on the whole birther debate. >> he's now a but he's blaming someone else for making up the story. that's ahead. >> reporter: the training is real. fortunately, the emergency is not. good afternoon, i'm denise rosch. we'll show you how law enforcement is practicing in the
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump says he alone can fix the problems we face. 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
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it's one of those calls officers hope to never get, a missing child possibly kidnapped from their neighborhood. >> today, local law enforcement and the - training for that scenario. denise rosch has more. >> reporter: the exercise is meant to feel as real as possible. so the officers involved have no idea where the evidence will lead of all they are told is that a 14-year-old girl has gone missing here in boulder city. it's. >> it's a shameful world when kids go missing. >> reporter: this grandmother knows losing her ziek would be unimaginable.

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