tv Action News 3PM ABC January 18, 2016 3:00pm-3:30pm PST
but first...... action news live at 3 begins with an update on a story we first brought you as breaking. a man is dead...after getting hit by a semi-truck. good afternoon. i'm rikki cheese. the crash happened just before 10 on i-15 near jean. nevada highway patrol says they're looking into what the man was doing there, but witnesses told troopers they saw him moving in and out of the travel lane just prior to being struck. the interstate is back open. and an investigation underway...after a woman was hit and killed by a car. witnesses told us the woman was standing on the median on sahara near valley view last night...when she tried to cross the street. the driver is cooperating with the police investigation. right now, they don't believe alcohol or speed played any role in the crash. now to a story you'll see first on action news -- what started out as a shooting led to an entire neighbhorhood being evacuated. a man is in the hospital with gunshot wounds... and right now, the shooters are on the run. one viewer managed to get closer to the action than any news crew. take a look.
and while they were investigating, they found something suspicious. about a dozen people were evacuated for hours. no super img0413 00:00:22-00:00:30 "my kids were inside the house. we were scared because we heard the shots almost in our bedroom. it was just right here." turns out... it wasn't anything dangerous. the man who made the threat should be okay. police are looking for two shooters. right now, the search is on for 3- americans missing in iraq. take a look at this map. it shows where crews are searching right now. u-s officials the men are contractors...working for a security service company. they were reportedly kidnapped in a baghdad neighborhood from a brothel. but a sigh of relief for five other americans. they're out of iran...all freed as part of a prisoner swap. the youngest of them is back home in boston. abc's elizabeth hur has more onthe secret negotiations required to get them out. < five americans? are free at last. ((sot)) amelia newcomb, matthew trevithick's mom: "we are overjoyed that he's out." a boston university graduate student.. matthew trevithick..
home?arriving in massachusetts after being detained for 40 days in iran.. meanwhile, three of the ex-prisoners are now getting much-needed medical treatment at a u.s. military base in germany. their first stop out of iran was geneva, switzerland where washington post reporter jason rezaian met the u-s official who helped negotiate his release.. rezaian was held for more than a year and a half on charges of espionage.. ((sot)) ali rezaian, jason rezaian's brother: "i think he's doing okay. i mean, he's mostly been neglected for a long time.." former marine amir hekmati spent more than four years in the notorious evin prison.. his sister.. beaming with joy at the news he was freed.. ((sot)) sarah hekmati, amir hekmati's sister: "we are looking forward to meeting him, hopefully soon. we are very excited." and pastor saeed bedini's family.. grateful. ((sot)) naghmeh abedini, saeed abedini's wife: "i told my kids, i woke them up and i said daddy is released from prison you are going to see him soon." the fifth american chose to in exchange.. the obama administration agreed
with violating u-s sanctions.. and to drop arrest warrants for 14 others.. this on top of paying 1- point-7 billion dollars to settle an old financial dispute with the nuclear deal with iran went into effect.. but the white house maintains.. the two deals are separate.. adding that diplomatic efforts over nuclear deal paved the way for this release to happen. eh, abc news, ny. > we have some breaking news... a woman shot at a mall in southern california, this is a live look at baldwin hills. our a-b-c affiliate there says it happened at the crenhaw mall, in the food court. the woman was reportedly shot in the leg. we don't yet know if a suspect is in custody, or what led to the gunfire. let's get back closer to home -- happy martin luther king
people are off work, and the kids are out of school! do we have to worry about any rain chances this week? let's go and slightly above average temps will be the there for most of this week. in the short term, the first of two early-week systems moves out tonight and another follows closely behind tomorrow. tomorrow's system will bring chances for rain and snow to our higher elevations, but the valley is set to remain dry. expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, with high in the upper 50s right now, hundreds of people still up in the mount charleston area spending their day off skiing and
pausing to remember doctor martin luther king junior today, and las vegas is no exception. action news reporter yasmeen hassan was downtown for the annual martin luther king parade...that continues to grow every year. vegas hosts just about a dozen parades every single year but this one is one of the biggest.
the entire country. today. the kids had the day from school lots of parents i talked said they specifically asked for the day off because it was so important to be a part of the community and tell their kids just what this day means to them 7:26:18 13 nirhesi lambey ((he fought for our country and he made everybody get along so that way when everybody grows up we don't have wars.)) 7:32:40 8 zach washington ((you can show your gratitude for someone who risked their life who lost their life for your freedom)) there were 100 floats down here, plus marching bands, schools, performers, musicians you name it they were al ltaking part inthe parade today. and today is actually is just the first day of a week full of events all honoring mlk and we have that full list up on our website, ktnv.com. reporting from downtown yasmeen
breaking news-- the music world is mourning the loss of glenn frey. the founding member of the eagles has died. frey reportedly died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. frey was the eagle's guitarist... and a rock and roll hall of famer. he was 67-years-old. and the tweets have been pouring in for the star. mary wrote "if there's a rock and roll heaven, it's getting way too crowded." and blair wrote "another sad day, what a great musician." there are just 2-weeks left until the first votes are cast in this presidential race. up next, one of the republicans candidates is in town, and she wants you to know why she's the best person to fix our country's problems. coming up, hear from carly fiorina next. and take a look- a convenience store gets an unwanted drive through window!
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station in sydney...nearly hitting a woman inside. it appears the woman is hit, but the car just misses her. workers dragged the two people inside the car out to safety. police are trying to figure out what sent the car into the store. the countdown clock is ticking for the presidential candidates -- g-o-p hopeful carly fiorina met one-on-one with potential voters...over at the peppermill fireside lodge. carly fiorina 18:01:17 - 18:01:24 "we are being asked...works for us." (butted with) 18:02:09 - 18:02:19 "i think it's...our country back." so how is she going to do it? fiorina has 6-steps...including
fiorina has 6-steps...including tax reform and changing government spending. this is actually day two for fiorina in the valley. yesterday she held a town hall meeting at the siena community association ballroom. meantime, the feud is ramping up between donald trump and ted cruz. the billionaire says cruz is a hypocrite for railing against big banks..even though he took loans from them to fund his senate campaign. that's something the f-e-c says he failed to properly report. sot-trump & george "he wants to look like robin hood. that he's the one protecting the people from the banks while he's actually borrowing money and personally guaranteeing it and not disclosing it, which is illegal." cruz responded by saying trump embodies new york values. coming up at 3-30, we'll take a look at how truthful the democrat presidential candidates were during last night's debate. still ahead -- it's been more than a year since residents have had clean water, and now michigan's water crisis is boiling over. it's a presidential candidate versus the state govenor.
flint, michigan today...to help them with that ongoing water crisis. just yesterday, troops passed out 5- thousand free water bottles and filters for families. if you didn't know, the city has been dealing with toxic lead contamination since 2014! now, even democratic presidential candidates are weighing in. (hillary clinton) "when the children of majority black flint, michigan have been drinking and bathing in lead poisoned water for more than a year making sure all americans have clear air and water isn't just a health issue, it's a civil rights issue. (cheers) but her statements are upsetting michigan's governor... who says the former secretary of state has no right to "politicizing the issue." there's a state of emergency now in the city.
meteorologist bryan scofield' periods of cloudy conditions and slightly above average temps will be the there for most of this week. in the short term, the first of two early-week systems moves out tonight and another follows closely behind tomorrow. tomorrow's system will bring chances for rain and snow to our higher elevations, but the valley is set to remain dry. expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, with high in the upper 50s. by wednesday, high pressure will nudge in from the southwest, which will mean warmer temperatures. expect a clearing to partly cloudy for wednesday and thursday, with highs in the low to mid 60s around the valley. by friday afternoon highs will remain in the low to mid 60s, but the ridge of high pressure will move east, as a pacific system starts to approach the area. breezy winds and increased
weekend as the system passes through the area, along with highs in the low 60s. in the system's wake, we'll see a slight cool down to the upper 50s on monday with mostly clear skies and calmer winds. breaking right now -- north las vegas police are searching for a man near lake mead and civic center drive. it all started with a domestic call. when officers arrived, the man reportedly ran! swat is also on scene. action news has a crew headed there. we'll break in with any updates as soon as we get them. steve harvey is finally breaking his silence...on thatg gaffe at last year's miss universe pageant. sot "miss universe 2015 is... colombia!" sot "i have to apologize. the first runner up is colombia.
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the truth" on his talk show. he also admitted the emotional toll it took on him... including death threats against his own family. but he thanks his wife for helping him get through it. the countdown is on until oscar sunday, but before then...backlash is growing over the lack of diversity in this year's oscar nominations. some actors already announcing they're boycotting hollywood's biggest night. abc's lauren lyster has reaction from both sides. < sot jada pinkett smith "i will not be at the academy awards and i will not be watching" jada pinkett smith taking that firm statement to her facebook page overnight (nats concussion a hit in movie -- can put the nat before or after this line of track - whatever works better) coming just days after husband will smith's best actor oscar snub for his role in "concussion" controversy and the viral hashtag "oscarssowhite" sot jada pinkett smith begging for acknolwedgement or even asking diminishes dignity she's not
director, spike lee voicing his disappointment on facebook writing he won't be attending the ceremony -- expressing gratitude for receiving an honorary oscar...the chi-raq directory, addressed diversity in his acceptance speech for the academy's governor's awards back in november sot - spike lee - it's easier to be the president of the united states as a black person, than be the head of a studio. nats straight outta compton - change the situation vo: straight of compton overlooked in actor, director and best picture categories rapper ice cube, who the film is based on, speaking out on the wendy williams show sot ice cube im not pissed. i'm not surprised. oscar's host chris rock recently tweeting out a new promo with the caption: "the #oscars. the white bet awards." president of the academy, cheryl boone isaacs -who is herself black -- says she has sought to make the biggest awards show more diverse-- sot: "we are working inside the academy in order to make sure we have inclusion especially in
both spike lee and jada pinkett smiahy of dr. martin luther king junior. lauren lyster, abc news los angeles. > a lot more news coming up on action news live at 3-30... including the latest on the race for 2016. the democrats hoping to be president go head to head in south carolina. we'll tell you who may have been stretching the truth...and who's claims were just flat out false! a town in mourning, after one of their six police officers is shot and killed in the line of duty. what new information we're learning about the man who pulled the trigger.
3:30... take a look at this -- a more on that bitter blast next. plus an abc tv produc custody, as the victim's loved ones are searching for answers/ but first, action news live at 3-30 begins with breaking news. a search is underway in north larv a man on the run. it's going on right now near lake mead and civic center drive. police say it all started with a domestic call. when officers arrived, the man we'll break in with any updates