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‘It’s our baby,’ says Resorts World Las Vegas president

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For so long, it was just a dirt lot. Eighty-eight acres of land on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip where the Stardust once stood. But now, Resorts World Las Vegas is taking shape.

While it’s easy to see the construction take shape, changes have been made behind the scenes. A scheduled opening in 2020 was put off for another year.

 “It’s our baby,” said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas president.

Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas

He is no stranger to Las Vegas. He’s worked in gaming for years, eight of them as president of MGM Grand. But when Resorts World is done, it might be his crowning achievement.

“I’m proud to be part of this project,” Sibella said. “There hasn’t been a project like this in 10 to 11 years. I don’t know if there’ll ever be a project in Las Vegas like this, at this level.”... Read More

WANTED: North Las Vegas Police search for man allegedly involved in deadly home invasion

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are looking for a man who they say was involved in the death of another man during an attempted home invasion. According to North Las Vegas Police, the man police are looking for is the second suspect in the alleged crime.

Law enforcement’s preliminary investigation revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at about 9:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex, located in the 1200 block of West Alexander Road, in reference to a report of a fight between two men; one was said to have a handgun. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 55-year-old man lying outside an apartment, not breathing. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the man dead.

The investigation indicated the victim and his wife were inside their apartment when they heard a knock at the door. The victim’s wife answered the door and saw the suspect holding a handgun. ... Read More

String of wrong-way crashes has officials looking for possible fixes

LAS VEGAS
(KLAS) —
The motorists involved in a deadly wrong-way crash on I-15 late Thursday
night have been identified. That crash happened near the Sloan exit.

Nevada Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Frank Thomas of Jean, was headed north in the southbound lanes when he hit a van driven by 51-year-old John Camilo of Valley Village, California.

Thursday night’s crash was
the third deadly wrong-way crash in less than a month. Earlier this week a
driver was killed on I-15 going south in the northbound lanes when he slammed
into a semi-truck near Charleston.

Another driver was killed November
14th. NHP says that driver was drunk when she drove the wrong way and hit
another car on I-15 near Lake Mead Boulevard.

The driver of the crash on Tuesday
near Charleston is 39-year-old Frank Magliarditi. We spoke to a friend of his about
these wrong way crashes. She says more needs to be done to stop them... Read More

Students, parents express concerns over Clark High School’s new principal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a packed house last night at the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting, where the evaluation for Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara was held. Despite the intent of the event, many came to talk about the new principal at Clark High School.

“Mr. Rael’s changes have significantly harmed the school environment at Clark High,” said sophomore Naomi Kiel. “Teachers feel they’re micromanaged. Students and staff feel they’re treated without respect.”

The high emotions carried over to school today. 8 News Now spoke with parents and students about the concerns that range from new policies to how Principal Antonio Rael addresses students.

Junior Sophia Adams said there is “a lot of animosity, a lot of polarization” on campus.

“The culture here at Clark is definitely different and more tense than it used to be,” revealed Adams. She said changes by Rael appear to undermine the magnet program. ... Read More

Doctors use man’s toe to recreate sawed-off thumb

CARSON CITY, Mich. (WOOD) — Aiden Atkins’ road to recovery began with a thumbs up.

“It didn’t hurt at all, not even a little bit,” Atkins
said.

Atkins showed News 8 how he sawed his thumb off his left hand on
April 20. It happened while he was creating a wooden gift for his
then-girlfriend.

“I realized that what I had seen fly was not anything to do with the piece of wood. It actually was my thumb I had seen fly,” Atkins said.

Time was ticking to reattach Adkins’ thumb. The surgery had to be
done within four hours, but his family couldn’t find it. In fact, they still
haven’t found it.

Atkins went without a thumb for four months, then decided that replacing
his thumb would be better in the long run.

A contributed photo of Aiden Adkins.

“God has a plan for everything,” Atkins said. “He
does it for a reason.”... Read More

‘Sam was ready’: Senior dog found by deceased owner’s side dies less than a year later

BETHEL ACRES, Okla. (KFOR) – A senior dog found in February waiting devotedly by the side of her deceased owner at his Oklahoma home died Wednesday.

Sam, a senior dog, had been the companion of a Pottawatomie County veteran for years. On Feb. 28, Sam’s owner was found dead and she was found right by his side.

“She had been trying to wake him up. Just trying to figure out what was going on,” said Maeghan Olsen, founder and director at 1 Day Ranch.

She was taken in by 1 Day Ranch... Read More

Barber rammed by car over haircut: ‘She was trying to kill me’

ANTIOCH (KRON) – “She was trying to kill me,” were the words Brain Martin used to describe the moment when he locked eyes with a customer right before she rammed him with her car through a store front window Wednesday.

Martin is the 29-year-owner of a barber shop located on the 1600 block of A Street and was completing a normal haircut on a boy who he’d seen for over a year, when his mother, Ruby Delgadillo, confronted Martin over a small nick on the boy’s neck. Martin says the small scratch was sustained because the boy wouldn’t sit still.

The argument escalated to the point of it spilling out onto the street when Delgadillo’s eyes “switched,” according to Martin. Delgadillo then proceeded to ram Martin through the store front of a neighboring business, he said. ... Read More