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Pedestrian hit, killed by train north of downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A pedestrian was hit by a train and killed Wednesday morning north of downtown Las Vegas.

A Union Pacific train was involved, and a company news release confirmed the accident near Interstate 15 and Owens Avenue in Las Vegas.

The incident occurred near Owens and Stocker Street, near the border between Las Vegas and North Las Vegas... Read More

Facebook launching new tool to block data gathering

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Facebook announced it is adding a tool to allow users to block the social media network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps.

The social media giant said Tuesday it will be adding a place to where you can see your activity that Facebook tracks outside of its service. You will have the option to turn it off.

For now the service is available in South Korea, Ireland and Spain, but it will be added to other countries in the coming months.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was working on the feature more than a year ago. Facebook has recently faced increasing scrutiny from the government and the public over its privacy practices... Read More

$6,700 in school supply donations come from Las Vegas parking ticket program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Almost $1,800 in school supplies for Clark County students came from parking tickets issued from June 19-July 19.

And another $5,000 in donated school supplies from BIC will push the total to over $6,700.

The City of Las Vegas allowed parking violators to pay their fine with new and unwrapped supplies of equal or greater value — receipt required.

And 58 people took the time to pay their fine that way, according to Evelyn Valdez of Las Vegas parking services.

School supplies are shown at the end of a monthlong program that allowed people to pay parking tickets with donations. (City of Las Vegas)

Backpacks, notebooks, crayons, pencils, tissues, markers, index cards, glue and calculators were among the items donated. And Jesse Ortiz made headlines by erasing his fine by donating more than 200 erasers... Read More

Instagram photo usage rule change is a hoax

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — You may have seen it going around on Instagram, users posting about a deadline for Instagram privacy policy changes. Under the “new” policy, old messages and private photos can be used in court cases against its users.

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But this is not true. It’s a hoax.

Adam Mosseri, who serves as the head of Instagram, posted on his verified Instagram story “Heads up! If you’re seeing a meme claiming that Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true”... Read More

Paula Abdul soars above Las Vegas – and still looks amazing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Only pop superstar Paula Abdul could look this perfect after flying hundreds of feet above The LINQ Promenade.

Abdul ended the first set of shows for her Las Vegas residency “Forever Your Girl” in high-flying fashion on the only zip line of its kind in the world: FLY LINQ.

The zip line sends guests soaring 1,121 feet. So, what makes it unique? Riders can enjoy the zipline four ways on 10 side-by-side lines simultaneously.

Abdul’s first concert residency is running at Flamingo Las Vegas and Casino through January 4, 2020. Concertgoers enjoy a multimedia experience that brings everything into the mix, from performances of her greatest hits to stories spanning her career. ... Read More

Skye Canyon hosts Chalk + Cheers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One community is ringing in the fall season with an outing next month. You can bring your family to join in on the fun at the Skye Canyon Chalk + Cheers art competition and festival.

The free event includes a live 3-D chalk art installation, music, food trucks, an art zone for kids and much more. There will also be a tent with a craft beer bar hosted by Big Dog’s Brewery.

This year’s theme is “Inspire-Be-Inspired,” and 45 artists will compete for top honors and prizes.

The event runs from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 28. Click here for more information... Read More

Police shoot at dog while investigating possible shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan police shot at a dog Wednesday morning while investigating a report of a person armed with a handgun and shooting into a vacant building.

According to Metro, they received the report at 9:11 a.m. on a possible shooting in the 9600 block of West Tropicana Avenue, between Grand Canyon Drive and Fort Apache Road.

As the suspect ran from the area, police said, a dog that was with the suspect went after one of the officers. An officer fired a shot at the dog which ran off. The suspect was taken into custody but the dog could not be found.

The dog is described as being a Pit Bull type dog... Read More