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Las Vegas in lower half of Allstate safe driving rankings 
For the past 11 years Allstate has compiled a comprehensive report on safe driving in America.
(JJ Harrison , CC BY-SA 3.0)
Nothing is sexier than conserving water says Southern Nevada Water Authority
Some new ads urging the community to conserve water are turning heads. A 'sexy' reminder that fall watering schedules are different.
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: College student pushed off roof during party 
Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts have arrested a man after they say he pushed a woman off a roof during a party near the campus of Bridgewater State University.
Rip-Off Alert: Declined debit card leads to ID theft ring 
Toys may be more than child's play, according to the U.S. Postal Service. A purchase at Toys R Us helped to bring down this ID theft ring.
Great Breakfast Challenge to fight childhood obesity 
Childhood obesity is a nationwide problem, affecting children all across our Valley.
Rip-Off Alert: 'Huge guaranteed returns' doesn't raise red flag 
The promise of huge guaranteed returns and minimal risk is usually a sure sign of fraud. Victims learned that the hard way in this Rip-Off Alert.
NO ESCAPE: a surprisingly-gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller
No one was more surprised than I was when screening No Escape. From beginning to end, No Escape got me by the throat and never let me go. I wasn't expecting that.
How do you make one of the best burgers in Vegas? Here's some tips 
Ever want to step up your burger game? Bradley Manchester, the chef behind Downtown Vegas' highly-acclaimed restaurant “Glutton,” was in the studio with resident foodie John Curtas today to give us some insight into explains what makes a great burger rather than just a good burger.
This is just one of the many pets available for adoption at the Animal Foundation (The Animal Foundation)
The Animal Foundation: Out of room and in need of support
Beginning Thursday and running through Thursday, September 7th, adoption fees for Pit Bulls and adult cats (6 months and older) will be waived.
New Tesla was too good for Consumer Reports' rating system 
The consumer product magazine gave the new S P85D a score of 103 out of 100.It gave the new model slightly less credit for its efficiency and acceleration to bring the score back down to 100.
Pastor shoots at robber in Oklahoma  
An Oklahoma City pastor fired at a would-be robber trying to break into his church.
Photo of the panda from the National Zoo's twitter page https://twitter.com/NationalZoo
Smaller of twin panda cubs born in Washington has died 
Washington's National Zoo says one of its two newborn panda cubs has died after three and a half days.
Rip-Off Alert: Thousands conned by 'charity' magazine sales 
It was the perfect sales pitch: Renew your magazine subscriptions, and a portion of the money goes to charity. But the consumers who believed the pitch were the victims in this Rip-Off Alert.
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VIDEO VAULT: UNLV Student Ambassador 30 Years Later 
Channel 3 profiled a young student making an important choice in 1985, and returned 30 years later for a follow-up.
Unruly sons get life lesson from Iowa State Fair vendor 
Iowa mom's Facebook post on the life-lesson a toy vendor gave her unruly sons at the Iowa State Fair has gone viral.
President Obama leaves Las Vegas on Air Force One 
President Obama has left Las Vegas, and we have the full video showing the process of preparing for the arrival of the president and taking off.
Photo of Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park (Brocken Inaglory, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)
Free entry to all national parks today
Want to head to Death Valley, Zion, or the Grand Canyon, but don't want to pay the entry fee? Well, do you mind going today?
Wrong-way driver high on drugs arrested in Utah 
A woman high on drugs and driving on the wrong side of the freeway tried to hijack several vehicles after her own car rolled on Interstate 15 while fleeing from troopers Monday, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.
Rip-Off Alert: Tax preparer employee steals clients' IDs 
If you think your personal information is always safe in your tax preparer’s office, think again. The case cost victims tens of thousands of dollars.
Obama flying into Vegas to speak at clean energy summit 
President Barack Obama wants to give Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use.
Fargo police live-streaming traffic stops on Periscope 
If you've been pulled over recently, people might be watching your traffic stop live on the Internet. Fargo police are using Periscope, an app that lets you live-stream video.
Intel making software that assists Hawking free to public 
Intel is making the program that gives renowned physicist Stephen Hawking his computer-generated voice is making the software available to the public, for free.
Carter shown campaign support in his fight against cancer 
Friends and neighbors show their support for former President Jimmy Carter during his fight against cancer with campaign-style signs.
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THE END OF THE TOUR: An insightful and passionate character study
" ..... for all his outpouring of words, he died with his work incomplete. He never felt that he had hit his target. His goal had been to show readers how to live a fulfilled meaningful life. Good writing should help readers "become less alone inside." (D.T. Max, The New Yorker)".
 Allegiant donated 1400 backpacks to Fill The Bus
Three buses already filled in 'Fill The Bus' campaign 
Communities in Schools of Nevada is partnering with News 3 and other partners to collect needed school supplies and uniforms to distribute to more than 45,000 students in 43 schools statewide.
(Deep Kapadia (via Flickr), Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic)
Meet divers who swim with sharks at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef
Surrounded by a colorful collection of marine life, more than 30 sharks glide through the skeletal hull of a faux shipwreck in Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium.
(Mike Mozart, CC Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode))
Caitlyn Jenner could face criminal charge for fatal crash 
Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff's investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman in February, officials said Thursday.
(Gerard Ramahlo - News 3 Reporter)
Race and war: the Tuskegee Airmen honored in Las Vegas 
Initially, the Tuskegee Airmen weren't even allowed to fly combat missions in WWII, but ultimately they did, more than 200 in all. They destroyed 260 enemy planes while not losing any of their own to hostile fire.
VIDEO VAULT: The tragic death and positive legacy of Debra Anderson 
It was a shock to just about every student at UNLV. Tom Hawley was in his second year there. And like many, he did not know Debra Anderson personally, but he knew of her.
Vote in America's Got Talent
"America's Got Talent," NBC's top-rated summer series from producer Simon Cowell's Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America, celebrates its landmark 10th season with the hottest performers from across the country competing for America's vote. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges, and Nick Cannon returns as host.
Pima County Sheriff's Department
Two wallaroos loose on Tucson’s Northwest side
The Pima County Sheriff's Department is searching for two loose wallaroos on the Northwest side of the city.
Step aside, sharknado: 'Firenado' captured by Idaho firefighter 
There are many people who experience a tornado in their lifetime, but not too many of them witness a firenado sprouting in the air.
UNLV Engineers help girl throw Orioles' first pitch with prosthetic arm 
An amazing moment at the Orioles/A's game is made possible by UNLV'S engineering department: a girl who couldn't use her right hand because of a congenital disease gets to throw the first pitch with a prosthetic arm made with a 3D printer.
Free public WiFi is almost as popular as the Internet itself, and most who use it do so cautiously. (NBC News)
Using free public WiFi could cost you a bundle
Free public WiFi is almost as popular as the Internet itself, and most who use it do so cautiously.
(News 3)
Rip-Off Alert: Mailbox Caution 
There are times when you just shouldn’t put your post in the mail box. Some ATM surveillance photos show scammers in the act shortly after ripping off a blue mail box with a crowbar.
Rip-Off Alert: Shoulder surfing new tool for scammers 
Shoulder surfing is a new way for con artists to steal your personal information. Once they get that information, they use it for personal gain. One couple did that and were later arrested in Las Vegas.
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Straight Outta Compton and the Las Vegas connection
A socially relevant look back at the early days of rap and the impact the new music genre had on the industry during a racially divided time.
Vegas decides parts of the city's past are worth preserving
In a city famous for imploding its past to make way for its future, Las Vegas is beginning to do something virtually unheard of here — hanging on to its historic neighborhoods.
U.S. embassy opens in Cuba for first time since 1961
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in the raising of the American flag over the American embassy in Havana, Cuba; the first time since January 1961, that the stars and stripes have flown there.
Nearly one month after a vicious mugging, Robert Hitechew, 90, says this about his recovery: “Considering everything, I feel exceptionally good.” (George Romero | News3LV)
Recovering from mugging, WWII veteran will leave neighborhood 
A World War II veteran mugged near his home in broad daylight days before his 90th birthday says he realizes his independent inclination is forever changed.
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Gold King Mine Spill: Navajo Nation warns people not to sign EPA forms 
The Navajo Nation's president and vice president are instructing its divisions dealing with the Gold King Mine spill and all people affected by it not to sign an Environmental Protection Agency form for compensation.
Vegas golf courses now use less water than casinos, thanks to conservation efforts 
Southern Nevada’s water usage has dropped by 30 percent between 2002 and 2014, despite Clark County adding an additional 500,000 residents – a 33 percent increase.
Rip-Off Alert: U.S. extradites, convicts Jamaican lottery scammer 
Lottery scams that prey on elderly victims is one of the most widespread and relentless scams in the country. In this Rip-Off Alert, officials discuss how one of those behind the scams was captured.
VIDEO VAULT: The man who brought gambling to Nevada 
Most people residing in the Las Vegas Valley today would not be were it not for legalized gambling. It's the lifeblood of our this area and the economic driver for the entire state. But that wasn't always pre-ordained.
CONSUMER REPORTS: What to look for when buying paint 
You may think the biggest challenge when it comes to paint prep is choosing a color, but trying to make sense of all the claims crammed onto paint cans can be confusing, and even misleading if you don't do your research.
Slow process has medical marijuana shop owners examining exit 
The medical marijuana industry has, in some experts’ opinions, struggled. There has been two years of planning, dozens of companies fighting for licenses, millions spent by investors, thousand still being spent every month – and zero sales.
Astronauts snack on space produce grown in orbit 
Did you know NASA has been busy growing produce in space? A meal shared by astronauts on the International Space Station proves the harvest is edible!
In this photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, smoke from a fire billows in the sky in northwestern Arizona, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management via AP)
Thousands flee Arizona 'Willow' wildfire 
The "Willow" fire burning near Mohave Valley was caused by lightning according to fire crews on the scene. Nearly 1,000 homes evacuated.
Total Cruise Control: How is the impossible possible?
Bob Fisher is going to the movies and sharing his reviews with you every Friday on News3LV.com
Navy veteran who suffered stroke fights for his guns 
Navy veteran and recent stroke victim fights VA ruling that denies him the right to own a gun.



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