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joining us. i'm marie mortera in for reed. >> jim: i'm not reed. you just said you are here for reed that must make me jim snyder. must be time for the weekend. so they voted to raise the hotel room tax to help build an nfl stadium here in las vegas hopefully for the raiders to call home. >> marie: the deal is our stop story tonight. we have team coverage of the decision beginning with a big day in carson city where jeff gillan has been watching the action all everybody. welcome to the capitol. they're going to be writing about this special session for years. the bottom line? it could be las vegas's ticket to the nfl. the assembly voted 28-13 green lighting a tax hike for a stadium. there was pressure. the nfl meets tuesday and stadium supporters wanted something to show. what does this say to the. >> it says to the nfl a very clear message that las vegas and the state of nevada are ready
>> reporter: the stadium is sheldon adelson's baby. he and the raiders are pitching in more than a billion. they ask the state for 750 million that's spit the democrats pressured by labor who were here in force. the stadium and an expanded convention center means thousands of jobs they said. republicans fought hard too. >> come november 8th i suspect several of my colleagues who voted for this in the republican party won't be coming back. i would react. >> reporter: supporters say this is a rising tide to lift all boats. >> what really matters is all the economic velocity this going to create for las vegas. it will take us to the next level of being a major league city. >> reporter: even though he voted against senator bloom helps democrats remember they support they got. >> you said we'll do this. now it's your turn. >> reporter: they'll get their chance in february when the
$400 million deficit. that economic boost can't come soon enough. and back live here in carson city. those bills now go to the governor for his signature. it's been a very busy week up here. one other thing lawmakers did. they approved giving the clark county commission authority to boost the sales tax to hire more police. live in the capitol in carson city, jeff gillan, news 3. back to you. >> marie: jeff, we certainly thank you and your phoa week. safe travels home. >> jim: they invested long hours. >> marie: especially last night right. las vegas raiders fans have been excited about the prospect of bringing the team here. >> jim: so you can only imagine how they're feeling tonight now that state lawmakers have passed the plan. >> this is pretty much a done deal and i'm very excited. i've been waiting. better than san antonio, better than l.a. f. this is the place to be for the raiders.
>> jim: they are pumped. as we await the governor's signature we expect that on monday, it's time for raiders owner mark davis, to hold up his end of the bargain. >> marie: he has work as well. he needs permission from the nfl to move his team here. how difficult will that be? . >> jim: sports anchor amber dixon continues our coverage looking at that angle. >> reporter: two influential team owners said they would support the raiders moving to las vegas. but raiders owner mark davis will u nfl's 32 team owners to vote yes. in may, dallas cowboys owner jerry jones reveals he is open to las vegas housing an nfl team. >> it certainly is in a conversation about the future relative to the nfl. >> reporter: and so did new england patriots owner robert kraft. national sports talk radio host also a raider employees says
relocating to las vegas. >> jerry jones and robert kraft control the owners. they have that much power. >> reporter: with that power they'll need to persuade team owners of two things. one, the presence of gambling will not affect the sports integrity. >> guys like jerry jones who are in the boxing business, who tried to get fights out of vegas, he is here all the time. we see him all the time ringside at fights. he understands how these fights go off without a hitch no fixs are there. >> reporter: two, the benefits of the raiders playing in a state-of-the-art las vegas stadium outweigh keeping the team in oakland where there's more revenue for owners to share. >> that's a much bigger television market. for tv revenue keeping the team in the bay area makes a lot more sense. but the owners get money when there's relocation. and i think it's exciting. it shows the growth of the sport when you have a stadium like
a brand-new stadium in las vegas. you look at all that and the nfl looks really sharp compared to what's happening in oakland where they're playing in the coliseum. >> reporter: does j. t. think the raiders can get enough votes. >> it's not going to be easy but i think they'll get it. >> reporter: they are scheduled, the nfl owners, to meet in houston october 18th. but they won't get around to the actual vote until january when they meet around the time of the super bowl. >> jim: you still got oakland saying we're going try our best to keep th locals who are worried at the last minute-- >> and talk about unique timing. the state of the city address is going on in oakland. it got a late start. who knows if this might have had something to do with that. >> marie: i know the city has been trying to put money together as well not close to the $750 million that we're putting on the table, but still, they want to make a play. . >> jim: let us know what you hear at the speech.
some clouds today. many of you sent us photos of the sunrise. will the sunset be just as nice? >> marie: let's check in with the weather authority's kevin janison. >> it's got potential if we can hold the clouds. otherwise the winds, they're backing off slightly. still some neighborhoods blowing over 20 miles an hour. i think that's going to continue through mid to late evening then not completely quiet down but start relaxing during the overnight before it comes back tomorrow afternoon. early in the 15. as saturday rolls on sustained and up and over 20 with gusts over 30. these are not the most ferocious winds that we see in southern nevada. those are still going on in northern nevada. but we think it's going mix down south and there will be a chance for stronger winds with system number two. that's due in sunday and monday. details how that's going to impact the weekend and the full 7-day forecast just minutes away. >> marie: thank you. a 21-year-old man who was baby sitting an 18-month-old
in connection with her death. de mond billingsley is facing murder by child abuse. the coroner says the baby died from birth. the kol ner ruled it a homicide. she was taken to the sunrise hospital where she later passed away. >> jim: a 14-year-old girl is in police custody tonight accused of bringing a gone to school. the mojave high school student is charged with having a dangerous weapon on school property. according to the clark county school district police. th who initially tipped off school officials about the gun. >> marie: the state is threatening to shut down a popular virtual school. it is a power struggle pitting nevada against thousands of families who prefer an online classroom to that of a traditional one. new at six, news 3's nathan o'neal talked to parents who are fighting back. >> don't close the school down. don't make a mistake. >> reporter: all six of joe's children are products of nevada connections academy. >> it allowed me to go to
an early study program during the day and do my high school in the evening. >> reporter: his family is one of five filing a lawsuit to fight the state board that governs charter schools from shutting down this virtual school. for months nevada connections academy has been on an improvement plan to boost low graduation rates. >> now they've come up to 37.45 percent. >> reporter: but this online school still falls far below the state standard which requires at least 60 percent graduation rate. school ad turnover and the unique makeup of its student body. >> that automatically puts us in a position where our rate is going to be artificially low. because students come late and almost gets to be mathematically impossible for them to graduate on time. >> reporter: he is the director of the charter school authority and says this comes down to keeping the school accountable for students and taxpayers. >> we have offered to take closure off the table for the next three years. but we're asking them not to
percent graduation rate. at this point, they have not agreed to that. >> reporter: school leaders say they're not ready to give up their right to fight in court. a move leaving 3,000 students in limbo, wondering about the state of their school. for now the school remains open for online classes at least through the end of may. and the good news is that the charter school authority says they are open to negotiations as long as the school agrees to year in terms of graduation rates. they want to see real improvement. we'll keep you posteds that moves along. reporting live, nathan o'neal, news 3. >> marie: mormon leaders come out against legalizing recreational marijuana. the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints is urging members to vote know no on making pot legal in nevada, arizona and california.
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>> marie: nearly 20 homes destroyed in the lake tahoe area consumed by a wind whipped wildfire. one of the homes was owned by nye county brothel owner officials have declared a state of emergency of hundreds of firefighters try to get this one under control. it charred nearly two square miles in the lake tahoe area. the strong winds have meant no fire fighting from the air. those who are on the front lines will be getting more help from people here in the south. >> jim: a team of local firefighters on their way to lend a hand. as news 3's denise rosch explains, while fire season is technically over, the threat
>> my name is ranger ray. and i am a forest ranger. >> reporter: it is a topic ray johnson never tires of. to teach kids about fire safetyy. in the past two months visiting 50 schools in clark county including some of bartlett elementary in henderson. >> how to put out cam am fires. >> reporter: while these sessions are generally planned for the end of fire year is different. >> the wind change. >> reporter: overnight northern nevada exploded into flames. hundreds of acres lost. mandatory evacuations ordered near lake tahoe. >> it's unusual to have a fire that big and that quickly spreading this time of year. >> reporter: and closer to home, more activity in our own mountains. a small fire near mary jane falls burning for well over a week once again kicking smoke into the air.
in the same area. the latest one dubbed the october fire burning about three acres. >> we have a big advantage now compared to the middle of the summer because it gets so cool at nights, in the 30's. and it also gets very shady later in the day. >> reporter: still news 3 meteorologist kelly curran points out the wind is now an issue. a red-flag warning also known as a fire weather warning is in affect. >> basically what that means that is we have low humidity in the afternoon and evening hours. gusts probably about 35 miles per hour. >> reporter: a problem firefighters near lake tahoe are experiencing too. and in carson city, a slight delay during today's special session of the legislature blamed on fire activity. >> the fire up north is now such a concern that a five person task force from southern nevada is on the way to help. personnel from the forest service, blm and the national
front lines. >> reporter: as for the kids? rangers keep the message here fun. knowing the serious work may be just beginning for fire crews in our state. denise rosch, news 3. >> jim: smoky bear helping to get the point across. news 3 is your weather authority. headed into a weekend and the winds are kicking up here too. >> marie: they push the clouds around us and it really is beautiful. especially if yore which you do every single day right. >> exactly. [ laughter ] smoky by the way has aged very well. the fur still looking pretty good there. we're talking about that magical sunrise we had this morning. we usually show you the sunsets. how about a skies on fire sunrise? we start with the daughter photo. then throw in the viewer photos as well. hope you had a chance to catch this. i am not up that early. but sorry i missed this one because there was a bright
it also illuminated a lenticular cloud we had. we get those especially when it's windy with the air going up one side of the mountain and then down the other. you get that space flying saucer type appearance and that's what we had over mount charleston. it blew away late in the afternoon but looked pretty cool out there. check in with a couple of weather stations and those winds that are blowing. i want to do this aft we just got this in. this is the fire in kyle canyon. with these winds t there but that is rough terrain. we'll start up near kyle canyon and 95. they're blowing at 17. now 28. that neighborhood is gusting to 41. south end of the valley one of the more wind prone neighborhoods with a gust of 41 blowing at 15. and we'll visit sierra vista high school near buffalo and warm springs blowing at 19. they've gusted to 36. the winds all over the road. we've had pretty strong gusts over 30 miles an hour. we expect the strongest to come
another 35 miles per hour gust down near sam boyd stadium. wind blowing around warm air. we maxed out at 93 for a high temperature. the record for the day is only 96. so definitely in the cul-de-sac. the air quality is still in the green. we didn't get as much dust today but that will probably change today during the round two. low to mid-70s as we mid-80s at lunchtime. we're going to go up close to 90. watch that wind start firing up during the course of the day and we'll see sustained winds around 20 with gusts over 30. some clouds, we'll get a few of those tonight. maybe not as many tomorrow. this is round one with this front kicking up the wind and heavy rain from northern california to the northwest. round two tightly wound. doesn't look that impressive but that thing is wrapping a lot of wind. as that rolls in sunday and
probably gusts in town over 40 miles an hour. 56 in pahrump. 66 mesquite for lows. highs tomorrow for saturday. boulder city at 89. indian springs 84. laughlin looking at 93. in town we're going down to 70. breezy evening. winds will back off tonight through the early morning hours tomorrow only to kick back up similar to today what's we're expecting tomorrow. at the lake that means chop. especially in the afternoon. water temperatures at 73. and those gusts over 30 at the tomorrow. even stronger expected on sunday. so temperatures are expected to stay warm. at least in the low to mid-80s for the next seven days. it's those winds that will get your attention. again sunday and monday those gusts could easily exceed 40 miles an hour in town. over 50 miles an hour in the mountain. another round of mellow breezes wednesday. by that time we'll see the temperature in the low to mid-80s. got to get over this wind speed. >> jim: and those big
yard could take flight. >> marie: two of my neighbors have those. >> we should monitor the police scanner. [ laughter ] you are right. >> marie: reminder for you. if you travel along 215 on the east side near the airport the ramp from 215 eastbound to the airport connector will be shutting down tonight. tom hawley has been warning us about this. beginning at nine, the ramp will shut down and drivers will be detoured to windmill and then back on to the 215. the ramp will reopen monday morning but october # 2 one. devastation in the carolinas. >> jim: hurricane matthew is gone but its impact still being felt. the latest from that flood ravaged region coming up. >> marie: first, next week's presidential debate has been called a win-win for unlv.
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just five days to go until the final presidential debate at unlv next wednesday. university officials estimate the publicity and exposure from the national and even international media will be worth over $100 million. but because of street closures and canceled classes, a lot of surrounding businesses that rely on unlv concerned the debate will have a negative impact but one unlv official says their business will come from another source. >> they are going to have 2500 to 5,000 media that may be exploring their shots and may be eating at your restaurants. so i think it really provides opportunities to generate some economic stimulus. >> marie: there will also be many road closures. look out for that too.
venue. those are the roads marked in red. metro warning drivers about these roads that will have restrictions. they'll also include i-15 southbound from sahara to the 215 to the airport connector. you'll also want to avoid roads surrounding the thomas and mack on tropicana, maryland parkway and swenson. metro says there will be int mittant closures affecting access to the airport between four and 10:00 p.m. wednesday. >> jim: the twin boys conjoined at the separate lives. >> marie: coming up, details on this surgery, how it went from their anxious and very relieved mother. >> jim: what we're learning about the army vet accused of causing a crash that kill five teenagers.
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>> marie: today was a very special day for hundreds of people who became american citizens in las vegas. >> jim: it's reminder what a privilege it is to be able to cast a vote. for one man in particular it came just in time. he is really excited to register to vote for our n today's citizenship ceremony and tells us a story of a dreamer whose dream is now reality. >> reporter: rudy zamora has been in the waiting room at the federal courthouse to sign in for something he's waited for his whole life. he was known as a dreamer. child of undocumented parents who brought him to the u.s. when he was an infant. >> been looking forward to this moment since i arrived when i was a year and a half old. >> reporter: he's been married five years.