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>> reed: the definition of a community servant. i've been out on so many stories with this guy. he spent 24 years investigating the brutal car crashes that have altered and destroyed families forever. >> jim: unfortunately in that capacity you've seen sergeant richard trader on our newscast too many times to count. he is about to retire now. new at 6:30 p.m. kelsey thomas talked to him about his career with metro and the one hit-and-run crash that still kes >> kind of bittersweet. >> reporter: sergeant richard strader knows his time is running out. >> i got eight days left. >> reporter: here in his bare office the walls are empty. the pictures are gone. and his department manual is packed away. >> i've been a sergeant for just over 16 years. >> reporter: now he is a retiree. well. almost. the calls still coming in from families who have lost loved
each and every one marked on a calendar hanging in his office. >> every fatality that we've investigated for the last six-and-a-half years has been avoidable. >> reporter: words from a man capping a 24-year career that included high-profile investigations such as the 2012 bus stop crash where a drunk driver killed four people. >> it was basically like a bomb had exploded. it was horrible. and horrific and probably the worst thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: one case in particular has never left him. the road. parts of a costume in the roadway. >> reporter: brazil ward was hit by a run away driver three years ago while trick-or-treating with her family. strader and his team followed dozens leads but the driver was never identified. >> the part that haunts me is the fact we couldn't do our job. you know, we couldn't find that suspect. >> reporter: brazil ward singing was part of her coming
three years and nine surgeries since the driver nearly took her from her family. >> i love her bravery. >> reporter: after strader leaves, a tip could come in about the driver who ran over brazil. it sometimes takes years to crack a case. >> he can smile knowing that brazil is okay. because it could be a lot worse if we were visiting a grave site. >> that's true. but, you know, how do you, you knowow that beautiful little girl is going to be affected for the rest of her life because of this selfish act from a human being? >> reporter: a question that keeps him up at night. but for the first time in a very long time sergeant richard strader no longer has the weight of the city on his shoulders. >> hopefully i can say i've made a difference. >> reporter: kelsey thomas, news 3. >> jim: second what reed said going in. you could see the frustration in
we thank him for all those years of service. many of those fatalitys have been pedestrians killed. already this year 42 people have died trying to cross the street in clark county which is why safety advocates are announcing a new idea that think will help save lives. beginning this month people ticket ford jay walking or drivers who don't yield the right of way can take a two-hour class to wipe away theirsy tagsz fom under pedestrians the class is free for drivers pricey tickets cut down to $50. as the days grow shorter headed into winter the danger for pedestrians goes up. >> some of our pedestrian fatalities happen at night. people don't realize the speed that cars go in our time, by the time a driver sees you, they have no time to stop. >> jim: they figure they can get the first class together later this month. >> reed: two iowa police
a white man with a history of racial confrontations is in custody in connection with their murders. scott michael greene had a brush with police three weeks ago at a high school football game waving a confederate flag near black spectators. last night des moines authorities say greene shot the officers as they were sitting in their parole patrol cars. as the police department begins the investigation the mourning will last for a long time. >> great guy in this department. a good f fantastic family man. really hard to lose tony. >> reed: he is talking about one of the dead, sergeant tony beminio. the other officer justin martin. >> jim: investigators in baltimore own an autopsy, survivor and recording equipment will help explain why a school bus slammed into a commuter bus killing six. the 67-year-old bus driver was killed. there were no children on it at this time. five people on the commuter bus
there's a medical explanation for the school bus driver's apparent failure to control it. there were no skid marks on the road indicating there was no effort to stop the bus. >> reed: after a four-year legal battle hulk hogan has agreed to a settlement with gawker.com. this stems from gawker releasing a video showing hogan and his friend's wife having sex. although the two sides say the settlement is confidential according to a court filing hogan will receive $31 million cash. earlier this year after losing the lawsuit to hogan. >> jim: federal regulators calling on honda to do more to make sure 300,000 cars with faulty airbags are repaired. the national highway safety administration has talked to honda about maybe hiring private investigators to track down owners or taking service trucks into neighborhoods to repair cars on the spot. older hondas have a 50 percent chance of airbags breaking apart in a crash and shooting shrapnel
300,000 cars recalled so far only 13,000 have been fixed since june. two of europe's top soccer teams play in front of basically nobody. >> reed: next on "news 3 live at 6:30", why no fans were allowed to attend the game. >> jim: and which major league baseball team will end its long world series drought tonight? a game seven update coming up in
>> jim: sports books up and down the strip packed right now watching game seven. we're going tell you about a soccer game that had a pretty strange look to it. there were no fans in the stands. take a look. this happened in warsaw, poland at the home team's last game fans got out of hand so for tonight's contest league
attending. they also fineed the team $88,000 for their fans bad behavior. >> reed: if and when your pumpkin starts looking more like a prune how about recycling it? this saturday unlv's sustainability department is hosting a recycling event and chuck a pumpkin event. music and face painting for the kids. if you want to buy a pumpkin to just chuck it's just a buck. students will be creating catapults to launch the pumpkins after which they will be composted. >> jim: very cool. pumpkins flying some people get excited when they hear talk of new train service from here to southern california. >> reed: well we've been down that road before right? for 19 years. in his special report "train to nowhere" tom hawley looks at the prospects for getting any train project back on track. >> tom: amtrak service ended here in 1997 and one u.s. representative from nevada wants to bring it back. but most of the attention this past decade is centered on express west. a high-speed train between her
connection to palmdale and commuter rail into l.a. they've not been able to come up with the billions of dollars needed to build. >> it's just not the money there. i don't think that is going to happen. if it is, it's going be a long time down the road. so in the meantime let's get this up and running with amtrak. >> tom: so in the meantime is another train going to pull into the las vegas station? well that's the focus of my special report "train to nowhere" tonight on news 3 at 11. >> jim: hope you will tune in for that later tonight. right now we want to look at some of the bringing you on "news 3 live at seven." >> reed: an 84-year-old man tries to stop a fleeing robbery suspect. why his wife is upset at his crime fighting attempt. and where the suspect is right now. >> jim: a surprising number of people planing to travel for thanksgiving this year. that will make getting there by air very hectic. those stories and breaking news as it happens tonight on "news 3 live at seven." >> reed: two thumbs up for a really nice forecast in the days ahead. maybe even four to six thumbs up
>> jim: i thought you were talking about yourself. >> reed: that would be a scientific anomaly. >> do a little inventory here. we're looking at a stretch of pleasant weather. warm, well above normal for this time of year. outside we go on this wednesday evening. hump night. crystal clear across the valley. the winds starting to relax. was a great day sky wise. here is the sunriseing on the left side of the screen in boulder city. not a cloud to be found. a few breezes earlier today as the afternoon wanes so did the winds. even in town not a cloud to be found. i think we're going to be hard pressed to find a cloud until the weekend the way the forecast is shaping up. let's start on the east side. eastern and bonanza. 72 degrees. now only six miles per hour. next -- our next stop rampart and hill point in the northwest. wind at five. temperatures 68. boulder city 70 degrees, five miles per hour. they did have a gust to 30. south of town is where we saw some of the strongest gusts.
also in south western valley neighborhoods it does warm to the low 70s as you work across town. outside the valley 65. pahrump. the lake 72. as you map out thursday, we'll start in the 50s. we'll find our way to 60 degrees at 8:00 a.m. mid-70s already at lunchtime. and about 80 in the afternoon. couple of breezes here and there. but won't be as strong as where they were earlier today. we're thinking five to 15. maybe that stray outside about 20 miles an hour. the system responsible for the wind zips right through and pushed down to southern arizona right along the arizona mexico border. it stalled. but in a weakened state. as a result it's not that far from us but it's not nearly as strong. so that's why the winds will be lighter tomorrow. in the meantime, an area of high pressure will try to form and move on top of us. that's going to guide all the systems in the pacific. it's pretty active out here. certainly not unusual for
washington, western canada and we're going to be left alone. let me check the temperatures. around the region if you've got travel plans, 70 degrees in southern california. 51 in salt lake. high temperatures tomorrow. lower 80s on the back side of the front. so cooling down in phoenix. 81 in l.a. san francisco up to 72. all sorts of 60s in northern nevada. for southern nevada overton and moapa valley bottoming out at 55. pahrump down to 40s. high temperatures tomorrow afternoon. sandy valley at 58 on the mountain. 83 at the lake. death valley back to the 90s. for the las vegas valley overnight 58 degrees under a clear sky. there won't be much but what breeze we will get will be out of the north and generally light. tomorrow's high temperature an even 80. again a few breezes. generally five to 15 miles per hour. maybe that stray gust that could be stronger. your 7-day forecast. here's why reed has got all of his thumbs pointing upward.
going through at least the weekend even though we fall back an hour it's going to get dark earlier but still be pretty darn warm and we'll stay in the neighborhood through the early part of next week. the real difference will be instead of hitting a high at 4:00 we'll hit it at 3:00. still be mild at five and six if you are out in the evening but not quite as mild. >> reed: dinner on the patio. there you go. >> jim: time for sports. you know we're talking about the amber, tonight it's for all the marshals. >> game seven the world series between the chicago cubs and cleveland indians going on right now. last check, the cubs are up 5-one in the bottom of the 5th inning. the cubs have not won the world series in 108 years. the indians, not since 1948. i'll have game highlights and tell you how las vegas native kris bryant contributed to the critical game seven tonight at 11. back in las vegas, we are
fight that pits a local boy against a legend. on saturday at the thomas and mack las vegas boxer jesse vargas meets former eight division champion manny pacquiao. today was the final pre-fight press conference. although pac man is a huge favorite his resume replete with elite opposition the 37-year-old philippine is one area where vargas, 27 years old, him beat. that's hunger. >> push myself in training. because i know his hungriness he wants to win. i won't let that happen. >> reporter: do you think he might be more hungry than you? >> i believe that because he is young. but i'm hungry also. to win the fight. especially after -- i consider
overcome his hungryness. >> you will hear from vargas tonight at 11. while pacquiao's career may be close to over -- heck he refired once -- this next athlete is just starting out however he's done a lifetime of work in inspiring others. five-year-old tommy morrissey was born with one arm but with the help of shriners hospital and with some dedicated parents has doesn't matter. he's become a great little golfer and today hosted a driving competition on the 14th hole of the shriners open pro-am at tpc summerlin. >> do you know that people call you a prodigy? >> yeah. >> reporter: do you know what that is? >> yes. >> reporter: what is it? >> that i'm good. >> reporter: how have you done out here today? have you done well?
him. they took one arm swings as well and did nowhere near as great as he is doing. you will hear from miss parents tonight at 11 -- his parents tonight at 11. how shriners has helped them is incredible. >> jim: vice president joe biden is going to be out of a job soon. what he will do next and it might have something to do with ray ban sunglasses. he does rock them right? we'll explain that next at 6:30. >> reed: here is a look at what's coming up tonight on news 3 at seven right after the
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nice start to your morning on thursday. plenty of sunshine. temperature actually mild. in the upper 50s. we'll get to about 70 degrees by lunchtime. and into the high temperature of the upper 70s. you want to keep track of every degree? check out kelly tomorrow morning on news 3 today. that begins at 4:30 a.m. gentlemen? >> reed: thanks. along with presidentma getting ready to leave office. >> jim: he's come one an idea on what to do next. a new career after politics. biden drew laughs and cheers when he paused during his campaign speech to put on the shades. his rayban sunglasses. the florida sun was apparently too much for his eyes. biden says he has been wearing raybans since he was a teenager. he joked that the sunglass maker may want him to be their next spokesman. he does need a job.
election. >> reed: looks like secret service there. he could be his own secret service. go joe. >> jim: senator reid could also get in the sunglass modeling as well. >> reed: i think that's a new career for politicians. >> jim: that will wrap it up for "news 3 live at seven" is next. a panda gets stuck on a dam. how police were able to get her back to safety after three hours. s have a great evening and we'll look for you back here later tonight. "she's a slob." "she ate like a pig." "i'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers..." donald trump calls women "bimbos", "dogs", and "fat pigs." but congressman crescent hardy said he'd support donald trump 100%. nevada, there's a better choice: ruben kihuen. kihuen pushed to crack down on employers who pay women less than men. and kihuen will always protect a woman's right to choose. ruben kihuen for nevada.
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message. donald trump: i i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!? >> reed: now on "news 3 live at seven", a local father of three shot and killed at a halloween party over the weekend. friends asking why and police are asking for your help. >> a community remembers two police officers shot and killed in an ambush. what investigators are saying about the suspect's motive.
suspect at a busy mall. how his heroics landed him in hot water with his wife >> announcer: news 3 starts right now. . >> latoya: a local father murdered over the weekend and police need your help. thanks for joining us i'm latoya silmon. >> reed: i'm reed cowan. police say a halloween party got out of hand. that is our top story tonight. news 3's antonio castelan spoke with the murder victim's friend was in the trucking business. his friends describe him as a hard worker. they say they can't imagine this happening to him because he wasn't a troublemaker. >> of course shock. >> reporter: it is the immediate reaction chuck had after hearing of the sudden death of his friend, 26-year-old robert abner. >> all he said was robert's been shot. >> reporter: is what his son told him after they found out the husband and father of three girls was shot at a halloween house party early sunday morning near lake mead and jones.