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at his hotel on the strip >> announcer: news 3 starts right now. >> we start with a late season surprise for firefighters up on mount charlston. a fire of wildfires burning near mary jane falls and kyle canyon. the first started sunday. the second this morning. good evening everyone. glad you are with us tonight. i'm jim snyder. >> reed: i'm reed cowan. both fires have a lot of people worried. it's our top story font news denise rosch explains what firefighters are up against. >> reporter: both fires are burning along a popular hiking trail. neither one is very big. the first three quarters of an acre. the only around a tenth of an acre. you can see the smoke is compleerly visible behind me and has been for days. >> you've got green then you have brown. yellow. >> reporter: it is a big draw every october in kyle canyon. >> it's gorgeous. >> the fall colors that have hikers flocking to the mountain.
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and gray stand out too. >> this is like the third fire in the last week or two. >> reporter: two small fires burning near mary jane falls. unusual for so late in the season. >> september was very, very dry. and so our heavy fuels are still dry. >> reporter: brett van gundy with the u.s. forest service says while firefighters are actively working a small fire from overnight, the original fire from sunday is another story. today a helicopter brought in to tree canopy, he says, is tough. >> the one up top, the lost fire, is inaccessible to people. it's unsafe. it's way too steep and rugged to put people in. >> there's really nothing to worry about. >> reporter: anthony has been watching the smoke for the better part of four days from his mountain neighborhood. he says the threat of fire is the price you pay for living in paradise. but he's confident even without firefighters on the ground he's
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red-flag warnings for high winds coming through the canyon here. and it breezed right through that. >> reporter: still, he also knows what can happen on the mountain. three years ago 28,000 acres burned during the carpenter one fire. that one sparked by lightning. while this event is human caused. >> it is uncommon for us to be getting fires like this in october. >> reporter: for now, all trails near the fire remain open while firefighters monitor its chances are, this one will burn itself out. denise, news 3. >> jim: new at six, a nye county sheriff deputy accused of beating and choking his girlfriend, robert kath cart, bailed out following his arrest. his fellow nye county deputies were called to his home last week for a report of domestic battery. he has been with the department nine years and is on leave for
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arrest after a one-year-old was brought to umc with burns on his hand. the 23-year-old told police he was watching the child when the mother was out and police say after talking with taylor they didn't feel his burns were an accident. he is facing a child abuse charge tonight. >> reed: a grandson accused of murdering his grandmother outside their summerlin home. police say 45-year-old bradley francis shot the woman in the head. news 3's antonio castelan joins us live from the valley. neighbors are remembering a very >> reporter: reed, people who knew the murder victim say she was a sweet woman nom if you the victim's grandson is here at the clark county detention center charged with murder. >> everybody in this neighborhood will always i think have a very fond memory of her. she's lived in this neighborhood for many years. and, you know, we'll -- she will be missed. >> reporter: john swindles thinks of his 86-year-old neighbor who was murdered right
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neighborsive the victim as marilyn francis. police say 45-year-old bradley francis shot and killed his grandmother. >> he always seemed like a loving grandson. i never saw anything ever to indicate what happened yesterday. >> reporter: detectives have not released the motive behind the murder. police say shortly before five yesterday evening bradley francis got into a fight with his grandmother. the altercation spilled out on to the street where investigators say head. she still can't believe this happened where she lives. >> i mean, it's the loss of a life. you know, it was unnecessary. but we don't know what trans spired. but no matter what may have taken place in the home for someone to just shoot a person. >> reporter: police say bradley francis had no criminal history. swindles tells us she never suspected any -- he never suspected any problems the 45-year-old was going through.
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we heard of. >> reporter: bradley francis has no bail. he will appear before a judge tomorrow. jim? . >> jim: on tone yo, thank you for that. the man accused of driving drunk and killing a motorcyclist over the weekend appeared before the judge today. bail was set at $100,000. if he makes bail he'll be put under house arrest through an alcohol location and monitoring highway patrol troopers say he was driving recklessly when he lost control of his lexus on the 15 near russell. his car hit a motorcycle driven by julio salazar who was thrown from his harley and killed. >> reed: a disturbing discovery. a dead cat found hanging from a fence with a rope around its neck. in the yard of a west valley home. now police need your help. we want to warn you the photos you are about to see, although we've cropped them, may still be disturbing to you.
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police show a dead cat dangling from a chain-link fence on the side of a home. the photos so disturbing we wroped them like we just said. police say someone captured the cat and hung it while it was still alive. police do not know if the cat was feral or a pet. metro's animal abuse units pleading for your help. they want to know who left the animal and why they would kill an animal to cruelly. sglarjz people that commit these types of heinous crimes are the type of people that will escalate into committing violent crimes against our citizens. it is our goal with the public's help to catch this individual before his violence escalates. >> reed: the animal rights group, nevada political action for animals, is offering a $1,000 rewrard for information leading to an arrest. if you know anything that might help and want to get part of
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702-385-5555. >> jim: republican donald trump brought his campaign for president back to southern nevada today. a state he has to win for a path to the oval office. he brought 7,000 supporters to their feet today in henderson. jeff gillan is live at the henderson pavilion. >> reporter: good evening. you know with over 30 days until the election trump told the crowd here today that he is just the guy to b keep america safe. safety was a big theme. the most dramatic moment, when trump brought families who had relatives killed by illegal immigrants on stage. criminals who cross the border, trump says, will stop. >> when i'm president we're getting them out of our country and we're getting them out immediately. quickly. fast. >> reporter: on that stage, agnus whose son was killed. >> i support mr. trump because
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>> reporter: yes trump said he will build the wall and end obama care and trade deals and bring jobs back. >> and i will be the greatest jobs president that god ever created. >> reporter: he spoke for more than an hour. his favorite target never far away. >> hillary clinton has been there for 30 years and hasn't fixed anything. >> reporter: about those emails? >> she lied to congress under oath. and her staffers took the deals. >> reporter: the fbi said clinton was sloppy but never committed a crime. today a new wrinkle. nester moto came here from california with his sign and sexuality. the orlando shooting this gay man put him in trump's camp. >> donald trump doesn't care what you look like, who you sleep with, what you eat. he wants to make sure you are safe and not killed by radical islamic terrorists. >> reporter: a message that
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the election. and back live in henderson. democrats had their own welcome for donald trump today. they put out a statement calling trump, quote, unfit for the white house. in henderson, jeff gillan, news 3 back to you. >> jim: thank you. just before the rally started i was the only local reporter to get a one-on-one interview with the candidate today. i asked him about a variety of local topics from yucca mountain to his stalemate with the culinary union at his hotel on the strip as well as his controversial comments about straight up at 6:30 p.m. straight ahead for us, the cones just keep on coming. >> reed: now construction will close down a major interchange we're told. up next, which highways you are going to want to avoid tonight. >> jim: the next step in the push to build a new football stadium to lure the raiders to las vegas. the governor sets a date for a special session and turns out that's not all that will be discussed. how comfortable temperatures will have downs and ups.
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expect what. when is a chance for rain in the forecast. and the latest on matthew coming up. >> reed: friends and family stage a super celebration of a young boy's life. their touching response to his tragic death.
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>> reed: welcome back.
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at the busiest interchange in nevada. >> reed: we're talking about northbound i-15 and northbound 95. it will be closed from 10:00 p.m. tonight through 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. news 3's sergio avila is live on the detour of that route. sergio this, is all part of the project neon. and a huge expansion of the i-15 out there. just 1 of many road closures? >> reporter: yeah, reed. a couple of weeks ago we had that big one on the other side of the especially bowl. this you will have to drive under las vegas boulevard and head right back up on the 95 north. and what n-dot is telling me this is just the beginning of several road clouzers to come. >> we're starting to dig into the meat and potatoes work that will continue through the summer 2019. >> reporter: tony aaliyah is a spokesman for the nevada department of transportation and asking for your patience during
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project. >> hopefully it comes to some good result. but it's definitely a pain dealing with it. >> reporter: vinny is waiting for the day this massive project is over. tonight the interchange between northbound i-15 and northbound u.s. 95 will be shut down between 10:00 p.m. tonight and 6:00 thursday morning. closure will allow the crews to remove the electronic sign and prepare the ground for other projects. leah is hopeful the >> we try to pick an off night. a wednesday night at night time to try to mitigate that impact as much as possible. >> reporter: n-dot's detour will take you southbound on u.s. 95 to exit on las vegas boulevard and back to the 95 north. >> i was born and raised in vegas. you get used to construction if you live here. >> reporter: eric james isn't looking forward to the construction to come but says it's something he's accustomed to as a las vegas resident. >> they're going build and
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>> reporter: something you got to put up with. >> deal with the headaches for the long term benefit of the community. >> reporter: so that begins at 10:00 tonight. like i said at the beginning, this is just a taste of what's to come. n-dot telling me the same interchange is going to be closed at the end of the month again. but it's going to be closed for 120 days. reporting live, sergio avila, news 3. jim, reed, back to you. >> jim: something to watch the back-up tonight. thank yo consider an increase in the hotel room tax to help pay for a new football stadium, that will get underway on monday. we know now the plan recommended by the infrastructure committee relies on $750 million of public money raised through a hike on the hotel room tax. the rest to be paid for privately. governor sandoval's directing lawmakers to consider tweaking that tax hike to help pay for a shortfall in education funding. our coverage of the special session begins sunday evening
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north. he will be live from carson city. news 3 is your weather authority. kevin janison joins us with a look outside. a lot to be really jealous of if you don't live here in las vegas. >> jim: he's been struggling to find more words to describe it. >> reed: it's absolutely perfect out there. >> it's good thing there are different manufacturers of thesauruss, plural, because there's so many descriptors to talk about how beautiful it has been. and should for the most part continue. although we ha a nice view from our camera at laughlin checking out the laughlin riverfront. they get a few more storms down there. we've got an hd look at what's going on. and a couple of very small clouds. there they are. that's it. that's all they had. sun going down in laughlin as it is here in the las vegas valley. obviously we're pretty much that close together. but what a great view from the east side of town looking westward. the sun just going down earlier and earlier these days.
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wind. next stop russell and hualapai coming in at 75. a little more of a breeze. and pecos to warm springs and green valley calm at two miles per hour. mostly 70s across the valley. pretty good range though. anywhere from 73 to 80 depending on your neighborhood location. outside of the valley the mountain will be in the mid-40s. it's 78 at the lake. over the hump. 74. officially today we maxed out at 83. the morning low back d t nifts. although just barely. exactly the numbers we had planned on for today. as far as our air quality report is concerned? the weekend wind still allowing us to live large. pollutants are way down and pollen practically nonexistent for the time being. thursday starts again in the 50s. find our way into the 70s at lunchtime. because of a weak cool front we'll stop in the upper 70s. that might move the air a little bit. around ten miles an hour.
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about it. latest on matthew. winds at 115 miles an hour. it is barreling through the bahamas right now. and the forecast track still has it with a sideswipe of the east central coast of florida as a category 4. now this would happen friday night, maybe saturday morning. again, we're talking storm surge. we're talking beach erosion, significant winds and very heavy rain. but the most catastrophic damage is usually on the east side or the right side of the eye of th hurricane. so that's actually -- is not good news but it's bet than it could be. then it looks like the storm might take a loop. if that happens there's a potential -- and we're getting way ahead of ourselves here -- but there's a potential for a second florida hit. back in 2004 it happened twice with hurricane ivan who made a huge loop and the next storm also in 2004 was hurricane jeanne and that made a loop into
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clouds up north. our story is a weak little front that's going to slide through late tonight, shift the winds to the north and that's going to knock the temperature down a couple of degrees. a second front is going to pull up moisture out of the south and that's going to give us a chance for rain but not until after the weekend. 30's on the mountain. 51 in pahrump overnight. high temperatures tomorrow mesquite 81. boulder city 79. sandy valley looking at 76. our valley clear and comfortable tonight. we're looking at a low of your thursday high -- remember we're bringing it down a couple of degrees because of that weak front going through. 79 the high. those breezes in the afternoon, again, a few stray gusts to 20 miles an hour. winds go away. what wind we'll have. on friday. the weekend mid to upper 80s. we're making another run toward 90 degrees. you knew that wasn't over yet. then a slight chance for rain on monday. i think that will be mainly east of las vegas but a little wobble and that pattern not quite as
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wobble in that pattern could obviously change our forecast. october is not unusual to get a couple of days around 90. >> jim: coming up, fire forces evacuation of a southwest flight. >> reed: still ahead, why a major cell phone maker won't be happy to learn about this scare. >> jim: an arson investigation here in town from monday night
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expected to plead guilty to multiple charges including armed robbery. his attorney says ross suffers from addiction and mental health issues and is getting help while he is locked up in jail. >> he wanted to make a quick resolution so that anybody that was an alleged victim of his conduct doesn't have to go through a long time with the prosecution. and he is hopeful that he can do his time and seek help while of the details on this plea deal when ross is back in court on friday. >> reed: we're getting a look tonight at the man arrested in connection with an arson in north las vegas. this is 23-year-old tony fernandez. north las vegas police say he is being booked on first-degree arson and battery charges. firefighters were called to this house fire near las vegas boulevard and civic center. two people actually got hurt and had to be treated for injuries. we're told those injuries were not life threatening. >> jim: people from florida to
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heading out tonight. >> reed: as hurricane matthew moves closer, nerves are high. coming up, some people are actually slowed in this escape. >> jim: and straight ahead, donald trump tells me his positions on issues important to southern nevada. my one-on-one interview coming up next on "news 3 live at 6:30." >> reed: remember you only have a few more days to register to vote online or at the dmv. the deadline is saturday. then from october 9th-18 you can sign up but you have to go to a county elections officen
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>> reed: donald trump packed the henderson pavilion for a rally this afternoon. he fired up about 7,000 supporters hoping to win our state in just 34 days. >> jim: just before that speech to the crowd, i had a chance to spend a few minutes one-on-one with the republican presidential candidate backstage to ask him about the issues important to southern nevada in decision 2016. if i say yucca mountain you know what we're talking about here in nevada. >> i do. >> reporter: a of more nuclear power plants around the country. we have 100. none here in nevada. why should we have to store the waste 90 miles from here in a city that draws 40 million tourists trump i am going to look at it. so many people are talking about it. i came in to town and everyone is talking about it. i will take a strong look at it and the next time you interview me we'll talk about it for five minutes. >> reporter: the concern is it would hurt the tourism industry and people would be afraid of it.

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