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'A Five Star Cinematic Thanksgiving Feast': A movie buffet for the film lover
In a town where the buffet is king, what a Thanksgiving feast our local multiplex movie theaters are now providing to us. Choose any of the following motion pictures and you can't lose.
VIDEO VAULT: News 3 cameraman's encounters with the real-life mobsters depicted in 'Casino' 
November 2015 is the 20th Anniversary of 'Casino.' One of Channel 3's former photographers had a couple of interesting encounters with the movie's real-life counterparts.
New hit-and-run law gets first holiday season workout 
It happens all too often. Metro detectives are unable to determine whether a driver has been under the influence at the time of a deadly accident. That’s because some drivers leave the scene, only to return after it’s impossible to do a blood test for alcohol or other intoxicating substances.
CONSUMER REPORTS: Online-only banks have better customer service and interest rates than biggest banks 
A recent consumer reports survey of more than 74 thousand subscribers found that nearly 90 percent do some of their banking online. What's more, about one in ten switched to virtual banks that exist primarily on the web.
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FBI to review racist letters to Spring Valley homeowners 
Vile hate mail is making its way into more than a dozen mailboxes, with the letters targeting race, religion and sexuality.
Rip-Off Alert: Looking for cheap computer software costs victim 
Looking for a good price on some computer software? One place many consumers turn to is online ads. But some software being sold online is not what it claims to be and could – in the end – destroy your computer.
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece. More than 76 years later, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight back on the 1939 shunning of the St. Louis, an ocean line carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees trying to escape Europe and other, now widely regretted, decisions by U.S. officials before and during World War II. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File) (Petros Giannakouris, Sinclair Broadcast Group )
Syrian resettlement: Question of the Week
Should government be accountable if terrorists enter the country through refugee re-settlement programs?
(ABC 6 (Sinclair Broadcast Group))
Six dangerous apps our kids don't want you to know they use
Kids and teens are using smartphone apps that allow them to hide other apps, or raunchy photos and videos from their parents. They can also broadcast live from anywhere and connect with strangers.
Immigration activists mark 'deferred action' anniversary with protest 
On the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s expansion of the “deferred action” program, local immigration activists wanted to make a point.
(LIONSGATE (November 20, 2015))
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is 'thought provoking and appropriate'
"It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart." -- Finnick Odair to Katniss Everdeen
CONSUMER REPORTS: FitBit Surge and Basis Peak are the best fitness trackers 
Market Watchers expect fitness trackers to be some of the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer reports tested the latest gadgets that can count your steps, measure your heart rate, track your sleep patterns and even monitor your perspiration.
Woman buys entire toy store, donates toys to homeless children 
Every year, Carol Suchman donates toys to some of the Brooklyn’s poorest children. So when she walked by a shuttered toy and stationery store in the west village with a for rent sign in the window, she had an idea.
Should Hey Reb be eliminated? UNLV officials seek input
The site is an online petition to keep the mascot and it appears to be high stakes.
This undated image taken from a Militant Website on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 showing Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. A French official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was also linked to thwarted train and church attacks. (Militant video via AP)
Terror Alert Desk: 'Mastermind' killed, Syrians caught, NYC mayor responds to threat
The crackdown on Islamic State terrorist cells continues as the supposed ringleader of the deadly attacks in Paris was reported dead Thursday morning, while five Syrians were arrested in Honduras for fake passports.
Electric eel being used to power Japanese Christmas tree
Electric eels are capable of generating brief bursts of current measuring more than 800 volts. They release especially strong jolts when being fed.
Cars For Heroes: Cynthia Portaro rises above personal tragedy 
News 3 and Findlay Chevrolet united for the Cars For Heroes Campaign, in which we solicited nominations for a person you believe is making a difference in the Las Vegas Valley community.
(Bradford Boyer - News 3 Photographer)
Project 150 works to keep Clark County students fed this Thanksgiving 
Project 150 will be packing and delivering 1,500 meal boxes to 44 high schools this Thanksgiving.
VIDEO VAULT: How bootlegger Tony 'The Hat' Cornero revolutionized Vegas casinos 
He was a bootlegger during prohibition, then turned to gambling off the coast of Los Angeles and in the early casino days of Las Vegas.
(Kyndell Nunley - News 3 Reporter)
Behind-the-scenes look into the Latin GRAMMY Awards Gift Lounge 
The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Rip-Off Alert: Pressure tactics lead to time share fraud 
A time share buyback proposal ended up costing fraud victims $10 million.
(Kyndell Nunley - News 3 Reporter)
Glittering Lights honors local military members and victims of Paris terror attacks 
The annual Glittering Lights drive-thru at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is officially open to the public for the holiday season. For the 15th year, the Glittering Lights show will be in Las Vegas for locals and tourists to enjoy.
Weapons stolen from Army Reserve armory  
An alarming discovery in Massachusetts after the FBI says weapons were stolen from the army reserve center in Worcester over the weekend.
Christmas tree shortage may be hitting Southern Nevada 
The Grinch is in the form of the drought this holiday season, which means finding Christmas trees to sell in Southern Nevada will become increasingly difficult.
(Kyndell Nunley - News 3 Reporter)
Poker is going to the dogs (and other animals) in NSPCA fundraiser 
Friday the Nevada SPCA is throwing its biggest fundraiser of the year, The Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament.
Car wash manager gets caught in spinning brush 
It took him for a terrifying spin that lasted for less than 30 seconds, but must have seemed like forever. Josh said the hose actually wrapped around him, hog tying him to the rotating brush.
A Boulder City family is upset over the treatment of their father’s grave at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. (Photo provided)
Veterans cemetery criticized over conditions around graves 
A Boulder City family is upset over the treatment of their father’s grave at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Puppy power: Veterans bring their dogs to pediatric clinic 
While many veterans are enjoying the holiday in their honor, surrounded by friends and family, others are taking time to give back.
Video Vault | Casino Plane Then and Now 
It looked like a scene right of "Casino." It turns out that's exactly what this old piece of News 3 videotape was.
(U.S. Military / Adrian R. Rowan, Public Domain Mark 1.0)
GALLERY: America's Parade celebrates Veterans Day in New York
The 1.3 miles parade up Fifth Avenue in New York has attracted thousands of attendees to watch the parade honoring our nation's veterans
Supposedly January 6, 1981 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Tamara Rand Part Two: Messing with the Truth 
A different woman named Tamara Rand with a different story. But they both came to Las Vegas, and it didn't end well for either of them.
Military Warriors Support Foundation, along with Wells Fargo, donated a Las Vegas home Tuesday to retired Sgt. Jason King and his newlywed wife, Terena. (Ronald English | News3LV)
Wounded veteran receives mortgage-free Las Vegas home 
A wounded Army sergeant and his newlywed wife will be waking up to a new home without having to pay one single mortgage payment.
Secret of Secret Sisters Gift Exchange revealed ... It's a scam (MGN Photo )
Secret of Secret Sisters Gift Exchange revealed ... It's a scam
Women across the web are sharing a scam disguised as "sisterly love."
CONSUMER REPORTS: Traditional turkey-cooking techniques unsafe, overly-complicated 
No meal is more steeped in tradition than Thanksgiving dinner. But the old ways aren't always the best. If you're tackling the turkey this year, Consumer Reports has some tips to make the job simpler and safer.
(Photo provided)
Starbucks critics angry over Christmas being removed from red cups 
Starbucks and red cups — quintessentially the holiday season in American consumerism. But this year, controversy is brewing on social media about the coffee chain’s decision to remove Christmas-themed decoration on its traditional holiday cups.
(Kyndell Nunley - News 3 Reporter)
VegeNation helps guide foodies looking to get away from processed meats 
Since opening the restaurant in April 2015, VegeNation has been named one of the Top Vegetarian Restaurants in the nation by Upworthy.
UNLV paleontologists excavate a mammoth tusk and molar off U.S. 95 on Oct. 24, 2015. (Photo courtesy of UNLV Geoscience Department)
UNLV paleontologists discover mammoth tusk off U.S. 95 
UNLV paleontologists excavated a mammoth tusk and molar off U.S. 95 in an area not previously known to have fossils.
Spectre: James Bond returns
SPECTRE is the 24th film in the more than 50 year James Bond series. It is the sequel to SKYFALL, the most successful Bond film ever, which earned over a billion dollars.
VIDEO VAULT: 'Fan Man' flies into middle of Bowe/Holyfield title match 
November 6th marks the anniversary of an odd incident which happened here in Las Vegas in 1993.
One of America's worst? Pahrump wants you to see its good side 
Out of 1,268 small cities in the United States, three cities in Nevada ranked toward the bottom of a new ranking of best and worst small cities.
Toys for Tots fundraiser to bring new toys to Las Vegas area children in need 
The annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will begin Thursday at Toys“R”Us stores throughout the Las Vegas area.
Secrets of the Desert, Part 3: China Ranch Date Farm 
Day 3 of Gerard Ramalho’s journey through Death Valley hits a lush green oasis known as China Ranch.
Rip-Off Alert: Social media habits make teens easy ID theft targets 
A new Carnegie Mellon study shows that teenagers are twice as likely as their parents to become victims of identity theft.
December 20, 1975 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Video Vault | Tamara Rand Part One: Messing with the Mob 
A San Diego business woman thought she was making a straight-forward real estate investment. She had no idea who she was really dealing with.
Commission to work on solution for ‘bit of a monstrosity’ Fontainebleau 
It's a half-finished reminder of how hard the great recession hit Las Vegas. It's pitch dark at night and an eyesore during the day. The Fontainebleau Resort has sat empty for years. The partially built property soon may be getting a face-lift.
(Photo courtesy Kelly King, (KATV/KHOG))
Plane 'falls out of the sky' near high school, lands on roadway
A Springdale resident captured video of a small plane as it made an emergency landing Tuesday morning near Fayetteville High School.
Terminally ill cancer patient's dying wish is to see the new 'Star Wars' movie before he passes 
A terminally ill cancer patient has been a Star Wars fan from the time he was 8 or 9 years old and now his dying wish to see the new installment is going viral.
After Chipotle E. Coli scare, consumers can take precautions 
An E. Coli outbreak linked to Chipotle has closed dozens of its restaurants in two states. At least 22 people have sickened with E. Coli in the Washington and Oregon.
(Kyndell Nunley - News 3 Reporter)
Sneak Peek: Ethel M Chocolates annual Holiday Cactus Garden 
The 22nd Annual Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates will be open to the public next week, but News 3 got a sneak peak into this year's display.
CONSUMER REPORTS: What are the best and worst airline carriers?  
Over the next few weeks, millions of us will fly for the holidays. The airline you choose can make the difference between a happy trip and an aggravating one.
Rip-Off Alert: Scammers target elderly business owner 
In the eyes of con men, she was an easy target – an elderly furniture store owner who trusted her customers.

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