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You for watching c-b-s local 2 this morning.

Stay thanks for joining us... i'm bianca rae... jeff stahl has the day off... here's a look at the news we're following-- today at noon... a bicylcist is in the hospital after getting hit by a truck overnight... the latest on the condition of the cyclist... and continuing coverage on the officer involved shooting in indio... up to the minute details on the investigation... first ... a check of the weather this tuesday.

Here's jerry steffen is in with your "first alert forecast ... coachella valley forecast!

Today mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds.

Tonight mostly clear.

Lows 77 to 82.

Areas of winds northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds becoming southeast 15 mph in the afternoon.

A bicyclist is in the hospital today at noon after being hit by a pick - up truck in palm springs.

Police say a chevy pick-up hit the bicyclist at the intersection of crossley road and ramon road -- just after midnight.

Police say the truck was driving on eastbound on ramon when he struck the person riding the bike.

The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Police are still trying to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The eastbound lanes of ramon road between san luis rey and landau boulevard are now back open... stay with newschannel three as we continue to learn more.

The investigation continues today at noon into an officer involved shooting in indio that left a 71 year old man dead.

The sheriff's department is working to figure out why the officer fired at the man seven times.

A warning -- the video you're about to see is graphic.

Take sot video of 7 shots fired mikayla mendoza recorded this video of the shooting saturday night.

The man in the video apparently threatened people with a knife.

The riversde county sheriff's department has taken over the investigation -- and are looking into possible body camera video of the shooting.

As firefighters battle fires up and down the state ---thousands are asking for higher wages.

The union representing firefighters with cal fire is complaining that crews work longer hours for less money than other fire departments in the state.

News channel 3's joe galli spoke with local fire fighters who are asking for better compensation.

Behind me is one of many cal fire run fire stations in the coachella valley.

In fact only the cities of palm springs and cathedral city have their own independent fire departments.

But according to some local fire fighters it's local departments across the state that are adequately paying fire fighters not the state.

In la quinta the kotz family is enjoying some time together.

Time they don't often get time like this.

Matthew kotz a captain with cal fire he's been a firefighter for more than 17 years.

The kids are used to their dad being gone a good two weeks every month, at the state capital firefighters who work for cal fire and their families taking to the picket line.

Demanding for fair pay and better hours for cal fire workers.

Here in the coachella valley the majority of our cities and unicorperated areas contract with cal fire for protection.

The union contract with the state is being negotiated by the california department of human resources.

Members are always there 24-7 365 days a year they are answering the bell they are answering the calls and they are doing it to keep hundreds of cummunitties across california safe.

According to the union representing these fire fighters are paid 30 to 90 percent less than other fire departments in the state.

And the base pay for a new firefighter is minimum wage - just 10 dollars an hour.

The same as people working in fast food.

I'm not saying that flipping burgers is anything bad about that, but we do put our lives in danger on a daily basis.

When their are natural disasters like the blue cut fire - according to kotz cal fire does not offer hazard pay where organizations like the forest service do.

The lack in pay forces firefighters to move to departments that pay better and have their fire fighters work shorter hours.

If you wanted to make more money and work less i think that anyone would like to work for another department as long as they have an opportunity to do so.

There is never enough day care there is never enough people to watch your children.

I quit my full time job about 6 years ago that i needed someone to be home with the children because my husband was not home.

I asked kotz point blank what he thought a fair wage would be for a starting firefighter.

Lets go with $20 an hour, that would be fair.

California department of human resources is not allowed to comment while contract negotiations are discussed.

I'm joe galli.

As those evacuated because of the blue cit fire head back home -- so did the cathedral city firemen who were deployed last week.

Six cathedral city firemen returned home on saturday after spending days fighting for containment.

The fire fighters we spoke with say it was unlike fires they had fought in the past.

We're just thankful that our city and community stands behind us and theyre very supportive of us.

And we're proud to represent them.

"we'r proud to represent cathedral city and do our part to protect ca."

Battalion chief muhr says this is just the start of the fire season.

The blue cut fire consumed more than 37 - thousand acres and some 300 structures in just 7 days and is now 100 percent contained.

And the rise in wildfires caused by climate change is expected to expose tens of millions of people in the western u-s to high levels of air pollution in the coming decades.

That's according to a new study by yale and harvard.

Researchers estimated air pollution from previous and projected wildfires in over 5-hundred counties in the western u-s.

They found that by mid-century, more than 80 million people will experience consecutive days with high air pollution caused by wildfires.

The researchers say the findings, published in the journal climate change, point to the need for changes in wildfire management and evacuation programs in those high-risk regions.

The president is in louisiana, visiting the areas affected by massive flooding last week.

Sixty-thousand homes are damaged, affecting thousands of people.

Marci gonzalez is in east baton rouge with more.

From the subsiding flood water- to everything - it destroyed- "it looks like bomb went off," president obama visiting baton rouge today - to get a first-hand look sot - earnest the message that president obama will take to louisiana,/the united states government and the american people are going to be standing with the people of baton rouge as they rebuild their community, a community - reeling from the storm - that - more than a week ago- hit neighborhoods- not normally prone to flooding- forcing 30-thousand rescues?

Killing at least 13 people and damaging an estimated 60- thousand homes - sot: we want the nation to come and assist us.

Louisiana needs this.

It's widespread not just baton rouge.

President obama - facing criticism for not cutting his vacation short to make this trip sooner?

Though in an interview with msnbc: louisiana's governor defended the decision - sot: we have to take state troopers to provide security for that visit.

I would just assume have those people engaged in the response, rather than trying to secure the president.

At the same time governor john bel edwards, praised donald trump who visited on friday- saying his presence brought much needed attention to a disaster, many feel was otherwise largely ignored.

Tag- but - not ignored by fema?

Unlike the slow federal response to katrina, over minority voters and hillary clinton is brushing off her email scandal... coming up ... the latest on the candidates on the campaign trail... and... a candidate with a disbility has his signs for school board vandalized... you're watching k-e- s-q -- the desert's news following breaking news out of coachella.

The riverside county sheriff's department confirms an armed robbery happened at a bank in coachella not too long ago .

We know the suspects were armed-- but thankfully nobody was hurt in the business.

News channel 3 can confirm it's a wells fargo in the gateway shopping center -- on the 49 thousand block of grapefruit blvd.

We have a crew on the way stay with us -- but once again that's a bank robberi in coachella -- no word of any injuries or suspect information.

Stay with news channel 3.

2016... the trump campaign continues to go after minority voters, and hillary clinton continues to brush off questions about her emails.

The race to the white house goes on--maggie rulli has the story.

Rallying an enthusiastic crowd in akron, ohio last night... trump nat: i just get the feeling were going to win in a landslide.

Donald trump once again asking african- americans for their vote...before a mostly white audience trump: we'll get rid of the crime, you'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot.

Look at the statistics, we'll straighten it out.

And now he's expanding his plea to hispanics as well.

Abc political analyst rick klein says, trumps outreach to minority voters - is also for white voters.

Klein: he wants to give white voters comfort more themes on repeat - trump appears to be softening his firm stance on immigration... and he once again accuses the democrats of rigging the election against him.

Trump asks his supporters to make sure they 'watch' the polls trump: "and when i sa watch, you know what i'm talking about right?

You know what i'm talking about."

Ric klein - an idea that the electino could be stolen has no proof meanwhile controversy over hillary clinton's emails continue... emails released by a conservative watch dog group appear to show a closer relationship between the clinton foundation and the state department while clinton was secretary of state.

And the fbi has handed over 15,000 new emails off cliinton's private server for the state department to review.

Last night on jimmy kimmel - clinton seems to laugh off the allegations: clinton: jimmy my emails are so boring ... already released so many whats a few more tag: meanwhile - both trump and clinton are preparing for the main events - their debates this fall.

There's little doubt that these debates will be the widely anticipated, and likely most- watched, presidential debates ever.

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Maggie rulli, abc news, washington a candidate for the stockton unified school following breaking news out of coachella.

The riverside county sheriff's department confirms an armed robbery happened at a bank in coachella not too long ago .

News channel three's alexandra pierce is in coachella with our live mobile newsroom... alle what can you tell us.

We know the suspects were armed-- but thankfully nobody was hurt in the business.

News channel 3 can confirm it's a wells fargo in the gateway shopping center -- on the 49 thousand block of grapefruit blvd.

We have a crew on the scene stay with us -- but once again that's a bank robberi in coachella -- no word of any injuries or suspect information.

Stay with news channel 3.

A candidate for the stockton unified school board is fighting back against hateful words spray- painted on the sidewalk in front of his home --- and a notary sign for his business.

Sonseeahray tonsall reports the school board candidate is showing --- he is not backing down... doug vigil woke up sunday morning to the words "quit and "no special ed on board" spr painted across the sidewalk and on a sign advertising his notary business.

"that da that i found that i was going to quit," but jus like giving up on himself wasn't an option, he says neither is the fight for equality.

"i' trying to advocate to parents that their kids are not broken.

They can do whatever they want to do and be what they want to be," and that's exactly wha vigil has done.

He was born without ears, but has been able to overcome life's challenges and decided to run on the school board to help students like himself.

"things like that negativit can turn into a positive and hopefully it will educate and that hatred will not be tolerated in stockton," with support fro friends and the community, the hateful words were scrubbed away.

"i'm proud of you and t me this should give you the strength to keep going, prove how good you are," vigil says he's ha retaliation from another school board member and even the mayor says this was no accident.

"fo some young thug to know that he's running for school board and to know that he happens to have a hearing disability, that's not a coincidence," and now polic are looking into the graffiti as a possible hate crime.

"we'r encouraging people in that neighborhood to do the right thing and if they saw something, they need to contact the police department immediately because we are taking this case very seriously," that was sonseeahray tonsall reporting..

Amazon is thinking of getting into streaming music... and-- big u-s companies say americans are spending more money... and let's take you outside now--- for a look at our "news channel three live sk cam on edom hill..."

Here's a look at what's happening in weather... you're full forecast is coming up!

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Mostly clear.

Lows 77 to 82.

Light winds.

Thursday mostly sunny.

Highs 100 to 105.

Light winds becoming southeast 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night mostly clear.

Lows 76 to 81.

Friday mostly sunny.

Highs 99 to 104.

Friday night clear.

Lows 74 to 80.

Saturday sunny.

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Saturday night clear.

Lows 75 to 80.

Sunday sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Sunday night clear.

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Monday mostly sunny.

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Amazon is considering a super cheap music subscription service.

And some big u-s companies say americans are spending more money.

Jane king is at the nasdaq with those stories - in today's business update amazon is said to be working on a music subscription service for 5 dollars a month.

Recode report the service would only work on its echo hardware speaker.

Another service amazon is said to be working on is a 10 dollar a month streaming service.

Amazon would like to launch the service in september, according to the report, but hasn't yet finalized deals with major music labls and publishers.

The move would put amazon against spotify and apple music.

A couple of positive signs about the economy coming from two big companies.

Best buy says sales were up as customers spent less on mobile phones and gaming consoles, but shopped more for fitness trackers, home theater systems and big appliances.

And homebuilder toll brothers says americans are building more homes and spending more on them.

Sony may introduce another playstation 4.

According to the wall street journal, the electronics giant will unveil not just an 4-k enabled ps 4 but also a standard verison that will have a slimmer design and cheaper price tag.

Sony will hold a press conference september 7th, where they are widely expected to reveal the new devices.

Physical books sales are staging a comeback.

For the first six months of this year, bookstore sales jumped more than 6 percent s can no longer drink hard liquor on the campus of stanford university.

The ban includes hard alcohol that has more than 20-percent alcohol by volume or 40 proof.

Beer and wine are still allowed.

The decision comes months after former stanford swimmer brock turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman after a party.

Both turner and the victim had been drinking that night.

Turner's light sentence sparked national outrage... and highlighted the drinking culture at the university.

But the school says the new policy was not directly related to the turner case.

Can eating healthy have the opposite than the desired effect?

Coming up -- what the latest report says about healthy eating and eating disorders... you're watching k-e- s-q -- the desert's news leader.

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School is back in session for students in oakland ...but many missed the first day.

It's all because of a new vaccine law that's taken effect.

Jessica flores explains.

Studen in oakland classroom...welc omed in the new school year... while some kids started their day on a high note, others were forced to stay home.

Oakland unified school district says they turned away hundreds of students who failed to meet the states new immunization requirements... "we are intent on ensurin that we follow the law and our funding definitely comes through in making sure we are compliant and enforcing the expectations that the state has put out for us."

Before the law..parents with personal beliefs against vaccines...could opt out... but in oakland-- district officials say the majority of students without the proper immunization records-- come from families who just didn't know about the requirements.

"we have a lot of students wh are english language learners into our city and those students wouldn't have been in school...and many times in our country at all, so they wouldn't have known as well."

Amid th problems, oakland mayor libby schaff toured city schools today-- "i'm so sorry that today ha been a frustrating day for so many families because of the new law requiring immunizations and vaccinations.

As mayor, i'm here to help the school district in any way we can get children into classrooms as quickly as possible..."

Oakland unifie school district has partnered with local clinics and kaiser--to help families meet the law and get immunized quickly... "also those who might b getting insurance through private health insurance...we are connecting them as well and making sure they are hand help every step of the way making sure those records get on board."

That was jessica flores reporting... an investigation into a hepatitis-a outbreak is now linked to raw scallops.

Over two hundred people have been diagnosed with hepatitis-a.

The source of the illness was narrowed down after several customers at the same restaurant chain in hawaii became sick.

The distributor of the scallops -- sea port products corp -- issued a recall last week.

The raw bay scallops were distributed to california, hawaii and nevada.

Restaurants and retailers are being told not to sell the recalled scallops.

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A new report from a leading pediatrician group ... says doctors and parents should pay attention to pushing a healthty diet?it may be leading our teens down the wrong road.

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Like discouraging 'dieting' and skipping meals?which can lead to both obesity and eating disorders.

A personal nutrition plan for your teen can be effective?.promo ting a positive body image?and if a teen is losing weight?carefully monitoring weight loss?are tools to help improve teens overall health.

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See if your doctor can weigh in.

With this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson.

The current television rating system is not accurate -- and very little help to parents... that's the conclusion of a new study published in the journal "pediatrics."

T study revealed violence is prevalent across shows, regardless of rating.

Scientists say the problem with violence as portrayed on t-v is it is "trivialize and glamorized"-- and kids have hard time differentiating it from reality.

Parents are encouraged to watch with their children, and talk about media and risky behaviors whenever possible.

A couple of attacks on runners have made headlines recently -- women who went out for their run and never made it home.

And while incidents like these are not common, there are steps you can take to help prevent an attack from happening.

Mary moloney has a few tips from a self defense expert to safeguard your exercise routine.

Take pkg the most important thing you can do to keep yourself safe while exercising outdoors is to know your surroundings.

Self defense expert jennifer cassetta emphasizes situational awareness during a workout -- saying these few practices could save your life.

Go the crowded route.... don't run in secluded areas, especially if you work out alone.

Stay on paths with other people, or consider joining a running club.

Let friends track your run... always tell someone when you're heading out, and when you expect to be home.

Several fitness apps have tracking features and other safety functions, allowing friends to see if you go off-course.

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Pay attention to your surroundings... a-k-a forego the earbuds.

If you have to listen to music as a distraction, keep the volume low or use only one earbud.

And try to avoid wearing a hoodie -- they block peripheral vision.

Look confident... run with strong posture, and make eye contact with people you come the area in louisiana impacted by the floods... next ... the latest on his meeting with locals as he tours the devastated area... and ... continuing coverage of the investigation into an officer involved shooting in indio over the weekend... and we have alive report coming form the scene of an armed robebery in coachella.

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Jeff stahl has the day off... we are following breaking news today at noon -- out of coachella.

The riverside county sheriff's department confirms an armed robbery at a bank -- not too long ago .

It happened at the wells fargo on the 49 thousand 200 block of grapefruit boulevard.

Lets go to news channel three's alexandra pierce ------ in coachella with our live mobile newsroom... alle what can you tell us?

We know the suspects were armed-- but thankfully nobody was hurt in the business.

News channel 3 can confirm it's a wells fargo in the gateway shopping center -- on the 49 thousand block of grapefruit blvd.

We have a crew on the scene stay with us -- but once again that's a bank robberi in coachella -- no word of any injuries or suspect information.

Stay with news channel 3.

"working in shopping center, can see two young people, most likely hispanic, and they have their faces covered.

I run outside and i see people panicking, young people, most likely hispanic, and they have their faces covered.

I run outside and i see people panicking, they are running around the corner, they jumped on a shopping cart and jumped over the fence and got away.

Couple minutes later cops arrive...still looking for them."

First... jerry steffen is in with your first alert forecast-- and coachella valley forecast!

Today mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds.

Tonight mostly clear.

Lows 77 to 82.

Areas of winds northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds becoming southeast 15 mph in the afternoon.

A bicyclist is in the hospital today after being hit by a pick - up truck in palm springs.

Police say a chevy pick-up truck hit the bicyclist at the intersection of crossley road and ramon road -- just after midnight.

Police say the truck was driving on eastbound on ramon when he struck the person riding the bike.

The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Police are still trying to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The eastbound lanes of ramon road between san luis rey and landau boulevard are now back open... stay with newschannel three as we continue to learn more.

The investigation continues this morning into an officer involved shooting in indio that left a 71 year old man dead.

The sheriff's department is working to figure out why the officer fired at the man seven times.

A warning -- the video you're about to see is graphic.

Video of 7 shots fired mikayla mendoza recorded this video of the shooting saturday night.

The man in the video apparently the man in the video apparently threatened people with a knife.

Then -- seven shots rang out outside the rancho fresca market.

"its one of those thing unless you know the whole story, can't really say.

It does seem a tad bit excessive, seven shots.

The riversde county sheriff's department has taken over the investigation -- and are looking into possible body camera video of the shooting.

The department placed the officers involved on administrative leave.

The search continues today at noon for whoever stabbed two students near the cal state fullerton campus.

A man stabbed two students outside the pi kappa phi fraternity house.

Security video from the scene shows the man reaching in his pocket -- then quickly stabbing the two students.

Witnesses say the stabbings happened while several homes on the street held back-to- school parties.

"it's constant, it's ongoing the police are always here.

If you hear a siren, it's generally going to pull into milton here."

Police say both men were treated and released from the hospital.

The focus of the investigation now on finding the suspect.

Police don't know if he's also a student.

A los angeles police officer has entered a plea deal to get a lighter penalty after he is caught on camera kicking a suspect in the head.

This video -- just released by the court shows a confrontation that starts by the book -- then takes a turn.

According to documents released by the police commission -- officer garcia said he kicked alford because he was trying to hide something beneath him.

The board of police commissioners found that that the october 2014 arrest displayed an unreasonable use of force.

A trial date is now set - for the cathedral city woman accused of scamming immigration clients out of more than a half million dollars.

The trial for sara salcido has been set for november 7th.

She's charged with 8 counts of felony grand theft - and a single count of illegally representing a client during an immigration hearing.

Salcido's accused of working as an unregistered immigration consultant - and unlawfully giving legal advice to victims, from whom she took more than $500-thousand dollars from.

She was arrested last year at her home by investigators... after search warrants were served there - and at her business.

Prosecutors say they collected evidence suggesting as many as 175 people may have been scammed by salcido.

President obama is making his way to baton rouge, louisiana today, for a first-hand look at flood devastation in a region recently hammered with trillions of gallons of rain, in a matter of days.

Many have questioned why the trip -- did not occur sooner.

Karin caifa reports from one of the hardest hit areas... 13 lives lost.

More than 60,000 homes damaged.

The red cross calling the floods here the country's worst disaster since superstorm sandy four years ago.

President obama will visit hard-hit baton rouge today amid criticism he should have come here sooner.

Instead, finishing out a planned vacation in martha's vineyard but still, keeping tabs on the situation further south.

I can tell you what the president has been focused on, is the response on the ground and the people whose lives in louisiana have been turned upside down by this terrible flooding event.

The white house announced the president's trip on friday afternoon, which is also when donald trump and mike pence visited here.

At a rally that evening in michigan, trump chided the president for his absence.

Presidential candidate honestly obama ought to get off the golf course and get there.

Louisiana governor john bel edwards expressed gratitude to the g.o.p.

Ticket putting a spotlight on the state but also said, he'd asked the white house to hold off.

Louisiana i asked them to let us get out of the response mode where we were still conducting searches of houses and still making rescues.

Residents here, not really focused on the political storm that followed these floods.

Rather, on how to rebuild.

So for many, the president's most important role today, will be that of consoler-in- chief.

Near baton rouge, louisiana, i'm karin caifa a country singer gets a surprise marriage proposal... coming up ... we'll tell you who asked miranda lambert for her hand in marriage... plus ... and aretha franklin is getting some advice from her doctors... you're watching k-e- s-q-- the desert's news leader.

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Because she was so motivated and ready to lose weight and to get healthier.

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She looks at food differently, she thinks about food differently and the fact that nutrition and exercise, there just a routine part of her life.

I just see the future getting better and better and better.

Because i'm getting healthier and healthier and healthier.

It's just been a whole life change and i don't want to ever go back to the old ways.

Country star miranda lambert is engaged... sort of.

6-year-old super fan, sebastian got down on one knee and asked her for her hand in marriage.

He even gave her a ring.

During her show saturday she told the audience that she said yes, but that he has to wait 25 years.

Lambert was previously married to fellow country star, blake shelton, before the two divorced last july.

America's next top model is going to college.

But not to hit the books herself.

Stanford's graduate school of business is hiring tyra banks, as a member of the faculty.

The supermodel will be teaching a course called "project you for two weeks next may.

The class focuses on creating and honing one's personal brand.

Since retiring from being the top model host, banks is making moves toward the business side of fashion.

Doctors are telling aretha franklin to get some r-e-s-t and leo dicaprio is okay after getting in a fender bender... jason nathanson has those stories in today's showbiz wrap... forget the r-e-s- p-e-c-t - aretha franklin just needs some rest.

On doctor's orders, the 74 year old singer is cancelling some upcoming shows to rest up.

She's taking more than a month off, missing at least two big gigs at radio city music hall, including a 90th birthday celebration for friend tony bennett.

Look for her to hit the stage again in november.

Everyone can relax, leonardio dicaprio is ok.

Yes, the oscar winner was in a car accident over the weekend - he and danish supermodel girlfriend nina agdal were in the car together in the hamptons - but cops say it was minor, dicaprio's range rover was bumped from behind, and everyone is fine.

One olympic star has booked her first post-rio gig - gabby douglas is flipping from the gym mat to the judging panel for the miss america competition.

The gymnast joins a group that includes mark cuban, musician cole swindell, and actress sara foster.

Now we're just waiting to see which gymnast joins the next season of dancing with the stars - you know it's going to happen.

And speaking of the olympics - the ratings for the closing ceremony were down big.

In the early numbers, just under 17 million watched on nbc sunday night - compared to 31 million in 2012 for london.

Overall, the ratings will probably be down double digits spears...is helping out her home state of louisiana.

She has teamed up with american red cross and crowd funding website 'crowdrise' to raffle off the outfit she'll wear at the upcoming mtv video music awards.

The money raised will go to those affected by flood victims. every 10-dollar donation is a chance to win the outfit or a trip to nyc to meet the star in person.

Spears grew up in the city of kentwood.

Her appearance on the vma stage will be her first performance there in nine years.

The show will air on august 28.

A milestone for an iconic photo... coming up ... the important anniversary of the first photo ever taken of earth... here's a look at what's happening in weather... you're full forecast is coming up!

You're mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds.

Tonight mostly clear.

Lows 77 to 82.

Areas of winds northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday mostly sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Light winds becoming southeast 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night mostly clear.

Lows 77 to 82.

Light winds.

Thursday mostly sunny.

Highs 100 to 105.

Light winds becoming southeast 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night mostly clear.

Lows 76 to 81.

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Highs 99 to 104.

Friday night clear.

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Highs 99 to 104.

Saturday night clear.

Lows 75 to 80.

Sunday sunny.

Highs 101 to 106.

Sunday night clear.

Lows 76 to 81.

Monday mostly sunny.

Highs 103 to 108.

50-years ago today-- the world got its first view of earth... this picture was taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the moon.

On august 23th 19- 66-- the lunar orbiter one --- sent back this image.

The white today-- the world got its first view of earth... this today-- the world got its first view of earth... this picture was taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the moon.

On august 23th 19- 66-- the lunar orbiter one --- sent back this image.

The white spot in the background is earth.

The five orbiters eventually sent back a total of three thousand and 62-photos... showing 99- percent of the moon surface here's a look at what's coming up this afternoon on -- news channel three ... enjoy some summer favorites on an all new "th chew", after the news, a one.

Then, liz looks to freanco for support on "general hospital at two.

At three, it's "the stev harvey show."

And, have little fun today with "ellen at four.

Valley police are searching for bank robbers!

Live at five ... what's happening now with the manhunt after a wells fargo in coachella was targeted by armed suspects a look at stocks-- is next... on wall street ... a few minutes remain in the trading day ... take stock of your finances-- on our website... the stock market tracker is on our money page... check it anytime at k-e- s-q dot com... lets get back to that breaking news today at noon -- in coachella.

An armed robbery happened at a wells fargo bank on the 49 thousand 200 block of grapefruit boulevard.

Lets go back out to news channel three's alexandra pierce one moe time -- live in coachaella -- alle any updates?

We know the suspects were armed-- but thankfully nobody was hurt in the business.

News channel 3 can confirm it's a wells fargo in the gateway shopping center -- on the 49 thousand block of grapefruit that does it for us -- here on news channel three at noon.

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