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tv   Action News 3PM  ABC  August 18, 2016 3:00pm-3:31pm PDT

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real time. this was the scene at our station near desert inn and valley view. the rain started very quickly, paired with loud thunder. and it looks like that was the scene throughout parts of the valley. this traffic camera shows the wet roads from the rain. it wasn't just rain. and even hail-- coming down in the valley. 13 action news viewer ross sending us this video near black mountain-- just off horizon ridge parkway. we have team coverage of this sudden storm. let's get right into weather updates though with 13 first alert chief meteorologist bryan scofield. blue cut fire continues to burn within southern california. current acres burned is over 30,000 acres with only 4% containment as of this morning. smoke might billow into the valley in the morning creating unhealthy levels of air quality
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if the smoke does settle in the valley early friday, it should be clear by if the smoke does settle in the valley early friday, it should be clear by the afternoon. weather on friday will be pretty typical for the date. high in las vegas will be at 103 with an early morning temperature sitting at 82. skies will remain sunny with a few clouds in the afternoon popping up. rain chances will be just to the east of town, mainly across the state line. winds will be ai through out the day.
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and about when weather hits.
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cesar morales. this wide shot shows the rain moving through the valley. those dark clouds show it all. --- another viewer sent us this image of the clouds moving. when you see weather happening-- let us know. tweet us-- post it to our facebook page-- or shoot us an email. chopper 13 fast and first over the scene-- in a desert area just outside of nellis air force base. 13 action news reporter mahsa saeidi is there-- with this
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mahsa? his 25 years of experience may have saved his life! he was trying to get back to nellis across the street... but instead...the fighter jet came crashing through that brick wall.. we are going to zoom in.... so you can see the damage to the structure.... and also...all that black charred debris...on the other side. chopper 13 ...fastnd over the scene... we know the pilot...a civilian contractor... had just finished a training exercise with the 57th wing operations. getting the airmen ready for potential combat... he was almost at his destination..when something went wrong! his a 4 sky hawk jet ...started to go down! the pilot pulled ejection handle and was able go safely parachute out of the plane. right now... the ntsb is investigating... people here are used to hearing
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at five, youll hear from them and see video taken moments after the crash. reporting live ms. an. now for the latest on that massive wildfire burning in southern california. the 15 at cajon pass is now completely open-- but the blue cut fire continues to rage in southern california. the fire has charred over 25-thousand acres. several homes have been destroyed-- and 34-thousand are a total of 29 fires are now burning in california. this fire in san diego-- exploding in size-- giving residents little time to evacuate. sot: thomas molinary, spring valley, resident: we had roughly two minutes to get out of the house. sheriffs were screaming at us get out now. right now-- evacuation orders have been lifted-- that fire-- around 80-percent contained. hundreds forced to abandon ship...
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we'll hear from frightened passengers about the terrifying moments. a young child child attacked and killed at a friend's house. what happened to the dog involved in the violent attack. remember chopper 13 is brining you breaking news fast and first. and a look at today's closing numbers.. the dow was up 24 points, closing at 18,598
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a 13 action news update this afternoon. a pitbull that mauled and killed a little boy ha police say the child was at a friends house near desert inn and hollywood...when that family's pit bull attacked him.
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hospital. relatives say he was just 9-years-old. now to that fire on the water-- hundreds of passengers told to abandon a passenger ship-- rescued off the coast of puerto rico-- after a blaze broke out on board. officials are continuing the investigation this afternoon abc's gio benitez has the latest from san juan. grfx keys this morning, the incredible survival of more than 500 passengers and crew aboard the caribbean fantasy... watch as rescuers order the passengers to abandon ship.. down emergency slides into rescue rafts... coast guard right there.. the ship, smoldering for a full day after the fire started... right before reaching the san juan shore wednesday morning.. the ship makes daily ferry trips between the dominican republican and puerto rico.. the fire- said to have started in the engine room-- a hose carrying fuel burst open.. starting the blaze. here you can see crews battling the fire from boats.. witnesses watching it all happen... mike sokol/witness the smoke has definitely gotten worse. we've see more vessels responding. the ship's captain walking on the pier...
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questions from reporters... nats grfx keys more than 100 passengers treated for smoke inhalation, dehydration and shock... this woman collapsing and carried onto a stretcher- moments before helping a scared child ashore... grfx keys two dozen others hospitalized... injured during that evacuation. nats but even with the drama- no deaths... nats a passenger telling reporters... thank you god. and there's this image-- a paramedic with a newborn... children holding hands as they get to a safe spot. we'll have the latest on the deadly flooding in lousiana
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as more evacuations have been ordered why officials are worried it may only get worse. well, that didn't last long. fitness trackers suddenly pulled from happy meals. what they was doing to kids who wearing them.
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. four years ago i was diagnosed with breast cancer but early treatment saved my life. so i'm really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood which thousands of nevada women depend on for cancer screenings. government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. i hope the women of nevada remember that when it's time to vote. harrison county, ohio are telling people who live there.
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dangerous levels of manganese . it can cause muscle weakness and even neurological problems. officials say boiling the water will not help make it drinkable. drought conditions in california are fueling the chimney fire. the wildfire burning near santa barbara has now consumed about 8-thousand acres. right now-- it's only 25-percent contained. more than 23-hundred firefighters are battling the flames. officials say 45 homes in this fire have been destroyed-- and (kenichi haskett/cal fire):"so we don't want to let people back in when there are trees overhead that could possibly it's a tragic situation. if a tree falls, it will kill somebody." the chimney fire is expected to burn for at least the next several days because of extreme heat-- low humidity-- and dry vegetation fueling the flames. the devastation from the historic and deadly floods in
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worse. state and federal officials touring the hardest hit areas. abc's kenneth moton has the latest ouisiana's floodwaters...are heading south... sot james lane/flood victim we actually lost everything in katrina, came here and 10 years later, lost everything again 30 thousand people rescued, 40 thousand homes impacted and thousands more at risk...the rising waters have sparked more devastation and more evacuations near baton rouge. the death toll stands at 13. sot gov. john bel edwards we are and as i've been saying for 6 days now this is an ongoing event also on the ground, the heads of homeland security and fema. nearly 90 thousand people have registered for federal help. sot jeh johnson/homeland security secretary the federal government is here...help this community recover the disaster has scientists taking a closer look at weather systems
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continues...but dry conditions out west have sparked massive wildfires, record breaking heat made july the hottest month...ever, and deadly walt meiernasa scientist extreme weather patterns is certainly one of the outcomes we expect to see from overall warming conditions and scientist are certainly looking at that. it's hard to connect single events (kenneth standup close) as for this event, president obama is getting daily updates on the federal government response. the white house says the president doesn't plan to cut louisiana because it would cause a disruption in the recovery efforts. kenneth moton, abc news washington. anchors adlib and toss to bryan let's go to 13 first alert chief meteorologist bryan scofield. bryan blue cut fire continues to burn within southern california. current acres burned is over
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smoke might billow into the valley in the morning creating unhealthy levels of air quality for the young, elderly, and folks with respiratory issues. if the smoke does settle in the valley early friday, it should be clear by the afternoon. weather on friday will be pretty typical for the date. high in las vegas will be at 103 with an early morning skies will remain sunny with a few clouds in the afternoon popping up. rain chances will be just to the east of town, mainly across the state line. winds will be fairly light through out the day. our rain chances will pick up again, though small, into the weekend with highs staying near
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this is due to cooler air moving in from the north and moisture developing out of the south. partly cloudy skies will be common saturday and sunday and by monday, rain chances return and look to range between 15% and 25% for the valley. this forecast holds into tuesday and by wednesday; we hang onto the clouds but drop smoke might billow into the valley in the morning creating unhealthy levels of air quality for the young, elderly, and folks with respiratory issues. if the smoke does settle in the
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the afternoon. weather on friday will be pretty typical for the date. high in las vegas will be at 103 with an early morning temperature sitting at 82. no sooner had they released fitness trackers for kids in started rolling in about skin irritations. the "step-it" tracker counts steps-- and blinks according to how quickly-- or how slowly-- a child is moving. mcdonalds has already pulled the gadget. as hillary clinton surges in the polls she's going on the offensive. you're watching 13 action news, where you get breaking news fast and first.
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for seniors like barbara, social security makes a difference every month. but for the wall street types who've given congressman joe heck's campaigns over $500,000, social security could mean billions of dollars in fees. that's what privatizing social security means and why joe heck and wall street support it. under heck's privatization plan, and the wall street types supporting joe heck make billions. whose side are you on? senate majority pac is responsible
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in the polls this month leaving donald trump reshuffling his campaign to try to stop his slide. but it's hardly smooth sailing ahead in the run-up to the election. the now's national political correspondent mike sacks explains why: when donald trump shook up his top campaign staff this week with the message: let trump be trump, you could just picture hillary clinton and tim kaine doing their corny fist-bump. why? because clinton blew open a big lead over the past against his campaign management, kept going off-script - attacking the parents of a fallen muslim-american soldier, insinuating clinton be shot, calling for "extreme vetting" of middle eastern immigrants. sot trump "i am who i am, i'm not going to change" the result? these lopsided electoral maps trending clinton's way. and now clinton's out with another attack ad. sot clinton ad trump taxes 0:03 - 0:10 "if i decide...none of your business." clinton has every reason to be confident. since 1952, every candidate
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but that doesn't mean she's in the clear. trump's new campaign manager, kellyanne conway, will try to keep his attacks on clinton from turning off even more female voters. and the new campaign c-e-o steve bannon will push clinton cash, a book and movie from bannon's business partner detailing the hillary and bill's dealings with oppressive regimes and strongmen. on top of that, clinton still has to keep her cool in three one-on-one debates against a man who vanquished his primary opponents by making them lose theirs. and she has to keep bernie sanders' voters from running to hard as she racks up republican endorsements. and she has to overcome her high 55 percent unfavorable ratings to get out the vote. and then there are the russian hackers who may have gotten into her campaign emails. we may be in the home stretch, but this thing is far from out...and hillary clinton has a narrow lead over donald trump here in nevada. according to the suffolk
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they support clinton. 42-percent say they support trump. nationally, clinton leads trump 41- percent to 37-percent. libertarian candidate gary johnson is holding a rally here today... at the s-l-s hotel. the event starts at 7 o'clock inside the foundr to the publicd free to get in. you can register for a ticket online. a lot more news coming up on 13 action news live at 3-30-- including-- wildfires raging in southern being felt here in the valley. we'll have the latest on the firefight-- as crews struggle to contain the massive blue cut fire. plus... a new twist in the alleged mugging of 4 u-s olympic swimmers. what new surveillance video is
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this is a live look right now at the fire, which is clearly still burning out of control. you can see the flames and smoke there. we'll have more on this very short. but first - we want to get to weather developments.

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