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I-Team: Nevada Republicans drop lawsuit, which cited widespread voter fraud

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Republicans have dropped their federal lawsuit, which claimed voter fraud and instances where people who no longer live in Nevada voted in the state.

Republicans had alleged roughly 10,000 people who had cast ballots no longer live in Nevada. The lawsuit claimed there were “3,000 instances of ineligible individuals casting ballots,” and “ballots have even been cast on behalf of deceased voters.”

A list later provided in the lawsuit contained addresses and zip codes found to belong to many military families and students who are legally eligible to vote in Nevada... Read More

CCSD removes controversial freedom of speech proposal just days after posting; district staff weigh in

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District posted a controversial proposal about redefining employee free speech online before the holiday weekend. It was removed Monday evening.

"We all should be standing up," said Vicki Kreidel, CCSD teacher and president of the National Education Association of Southern Nevada.

The proposal caused uncertainty and unease.

"This is like the worst possible time for them to roll out something like this," Kreidel expressed.

CCSD staff and parents questioned the intention of the policy proposal that was removed suddenly from the district's website tonight.

A two-page document online titled "Employee Freedom of Speech" seemed to impose restrictions on when employees can talk freely about public concerns, which includes district issues. ... Read More

Report: Suspects in deadly Henderson shooting left behind 5 crime scenes

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- The alleged suspects in a deadly Thanksgiving morning shooting in Henderson left behind five crime scenes, according to an arrest report. The incident in its entirety encompassed various locations around the city, including a 7-Eleven on Lake Mead Parkway and Center Street, where 22-year-old Kevin Mendiola Jr. was killed.

The report reveals the victims were just innocent bystanders. Those suspects involved allegedly shot at nearly a dozen people that morning.

Four people were shot at the 7-Eleven, including two who were with Mendiola. ... Read More

Buddhists considering religious discrimination lawsuit in wake of monorail decision

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Buddhist group is considering a religious discrimination lawsuit in the aftermath of a judge's ruling that approved the $22 million sale of the Las Vegas Monorail to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Another lawsuit previously filed by the World Buddhism Association Headquarters (WBAH) failed to stop the sale.

Weiya Noble, a member of the WBAH board of directors, said Monday, "This is definitely not the end to it."

Noble said the Buddhist group cannot understand why their property rights have been ignored by the court, and described the decision to allow others to sell parts of their property as bullying.

"It's really a huge insult to us -- to the organization," she said... Read More

I-Team: 'He's not answering the door,' radio calls provide insight into fire that killed Tony Hsieh

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Radio transmissions between dispatchers and firefighters are providing a better picture of what happened the morning former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh was injured in a fire that later killed him.

Hsieh died in Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 27 after being rescued from the fire on Nov. 18. He was 46.

Recordings of the incident began around 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 18. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 500 Pequot Ave. in New London, Connecticut.

“500 Pequot for a fire inside of a house,” a dispatcher is heard saying. “One person barricaded inside of a room.”

The three-story waterfront home contains guest quarters on the basement level. That level opens up to a pool area behind the house, records obtained by the I-Team show. A storage area, which looks like a shed, is attached to the back of the building on that level... Read More

Wisconsin confirms Joe Biden as winner following recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was confirmed Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results.

Confirmation of the results by the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission starts a five-day window for Trump to file a lawsuit. Trump on Saturday promised to file a lawsuit either on Monday or Tuesday, an attempt to overturn the results of the election by disqualifying as many as 238,000 ballots. Trump’s attorneys have alleged without evidence that there was widespread fraud and illegal activity... Read More

Miller's 10-vote margin didn't 'prevent' election, judge rules in denying injunction

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A judge on Monday ruled against an effort to force a new election in the Clark County Commission District C race between Democrat Ross Miller and Republican Stavros Anthony.

A request for a preliminary injunction would have ended a temporary restraining order in the case. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied the request, saying that conditions were not met for "preventing" an election.

"There is a discrepancy of 139 (votes) -- that does not mean that there was any election that was prevented," Gonzalez said.

Miller won the election by a mere 10 votes, and the case still has more steps to go before it is decided.

Another decision could come as early as Friday. Motions for Miller and Anthony are expected then.

But for now, the request for a new election is not producing the results that Republicans expected when the race went down to the wire... Read More