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Teachers’ union rejects CCSD’s proposal; district has until August 22 to provide new offer 

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Education Association and the Clark County School Board are still at odds when it comes to reaching an agreement that will prevent teachers from striking.

The CCEA sent the following statement:... Read More

Man arrested in hit-and-run that killed man, 5 dogs

DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 59-year-old Dayton man and five dogs he was walking when they were struck by a driver who fled the scene.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says 38-year-old James Parisi of Dayton was arrested late Thursday in connection with the death of Michael Kuntz.

Kuntz was walking the dogs along Six Mile Canyon Road on the north edge of Dayton just before 7 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle crossed over the center of the road and hit them.

The patrol says numerous tips from the public to NHP and Lyon County sheriff’s deputies helped lead authorities to Parisi.

He was being held Friday at the Lyon County Jail. Formal charges are pending.

It’s not clear if Parisi has a lawyer or will be appointed one... Read More

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.

The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allows President Donald Trump to enforce the policy in New Mexico and Texas, rejecting asylum seekers who cross from Mexico into either state. Under Friday’s ruling, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s July 24 order stopping the policy would apply only in California and Arizona, which are covered by the 9th Circuit.

The two busiest areas for unauthorized border crossings are in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and the region around El Paso, Texas, which includes New Mexico. Nearly 50,000 people in July crossed the U.S. border without permission in those two regions, according to the U.S. Border Patrol... Read More

Biden coming to gun safety forum in Las Vegas on Oct. 2

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A day after Las Vegas marks the 2-year anniversary of the 1 October shooting, Joe Biden will be here for a gun safety event.

Details on the March for Our Lives and Giffords presidential forum have not been released, but the event is looking to attract discussion from Democratic presidential candidates.

“It’s our hope that the candidates come to Las Vegas prepared to discuss bold and holistic plans, like restorative justice, to end gun violence epidemic and its root causes,” a statement on the forum’s website says. “We have to look at the totality of the problem, not just mass shootings that too often capture the media’s attention, but suicides and other forms of gun violence that go unreported. The vast majority of Americans are ready and have been waiting for common sense gun reforms. They too believe enough is enough.” ... Read More

Survey about underwear changing gives shocking results

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Changing your underwear does not seem to be at the top of a lot of American’s to do list, according to a new survey. The Tommy John survey suggests Americans may have some cringe-worthy underwear habits.

Tommy John surveyed 1,000 Americans and discovered 45 percent wore the same pair of underwear for “two days or longer.” The results of the survey were released this month on Tommy John’s website. 

Here’s where it really gets questionable: Thirteen percent of those surveyed said they wore the same underwear for a week or more!

So what sex is the guiltiest of wearing the same underwear? According to Tommy John, men were 2.5 times more likely than women to wear the same underwear for a week or more.

For more on a separate survey of who owned the same pair of underwear for at least one year, go here.... Read More

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office said Friday.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10, touching off outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have gone unwatched.

The Bureau of Prisons said Epstein had apparently killed himself, but that didn’t squelch conspiracy theories about his death.

Epstein, who was charged with sexually abusing numerous underage girls over several years, had been placed on suicide watch last month after he was found on his cell floor on July 23 with bruising on his neck... Read More

Las Vegas real estate broker dies after battle with cancer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Prominent Las Vegas real estate executive John Knott has died at 62 after a battle with cancer.

Knott is well known for his part in large deals that included the land for Allegiant Stadium where the Raiders will play, and recent deals for the Hard Rock Hotel and the Lucky Dragon, which closed about a year after it opened. He also worked deals for the defunct Fontainebleau, which was bought and sold by financier Carl Icahn but was never completed.

Leading the CBRE Global Gaming Group since 2003, Knott is listed on the company’s website as CBRE executive vice president. Past duties with CBRE include serving as managing director of the Las Vegas office. He is credited with helping the group establish a market leading position worldwide... Read More