FAR FROM THE GLITTERING LIGHTS OF HOLLYWOOD, IN A NON-DESCRIPTIVE BUILDING JUST OFF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP... FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS TRAIN FOR NONE OF THE CELEBRITY ACCOLADES AND ALL THE REAL LIFE RESPONSIBILITIES. MEGAN ROONEY, WAS ONE OF 200-THOUSAND AMERICANS WHO APPLIED TO BE AN AIR MARSHAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER 9-11... AFTER 8 YEARS IN THE AIR... SHE'S NOW THE SUPERVISORY AIR MARSHAL IN CHARGE, WHO OVERSEES THE LAS VEGAS FIELD OFFICE. INSIDE THE VERY REAL SIMULATOR, NEWS 3'S JESSICA MOORE PLAYED A PASSENGER, TAKEN HOSTAGE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES BY A HIJACKER. THE AIR MARSHALS ON BOARD HAD NO IDEA HOW SHE WOULD REACT TO THEIR TERROR TRAINING EXERCISE. AND THAT'S THE IDEA – AT 30 THOUSAND FEET, NOTHING IS PREDICTABLE. WITHIN SECONDS... HER CAPTOR WAS TAKEN OUT... AND SHE WAS NURSING A SOLID CASE OF HEART POUNDING, FULL BODY SHAKES. PRECISION IS PERFECTED IN THE DESERT OUTSIDE LAS VEGAS... WHERE 4 TIMES A YEAR, EACH AIR MARSHAL MUST PASS RIGOROUS TARGET AND DRILL CHALLENGES DESIGNED TO PUT THEIR SHOOTING SKILLS TO THE ULTIMATE TEST. FIRING AT A GUN RANGE IS ONE THING... IMAGINE SETTLING IN FOR A 6 HOUR CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT; WHILE THE REST OF THE PASSENGERS ARE ORDERING DRINKS AND SETTING UP THEIR I-PADS...THE MARSHALS ARE ASSESSING THREATS. THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WOULDN'T TALK SPECIFIC NUMBERS FOR SECURITY REASONS, BUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY, AIR MARSHALS ARE ON HUNDREDS OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. IN RECENT YEARS, THE TSA'S FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL PROGRAM HAS COME UNDER INTENSE NATIONAL SCRUTINY AND CRITICISM FOR A NUMBER OF SERIOUS PERSONNEL MATTERS... COMPLAINTS ABOUT EXHAUSTIVE SCHEDULES, STAFF REDUCTIONS, SCANDALS AND EVEN AGENT SUICIDE HAVE ROCKED THE AGENCY…LEAVING SOME TO QUESTION ITS CONTINUING VIABILITY. AVIATION EXPERT REED YADON SAYS IT'S A TOUGH JOB BUT VITAL TO MAINTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY…AND FORGET ABOUT A THANK YOU. FOR THESE HEROES HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, THE FLIGHT REALLY IS THE DESTINATION.
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WAY DOWN BENEATH THE GROUND...ACTUALLY BELOW LAKE MEAD... SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY'S DAVID JOHNSON SAYS THE THIRD WATER PIPELINE OR THIRD STRAW AS IT'S OFTEN REFERRED TO, FINALLY REACHED THE END OF THE LINE AFTER DRILLING A TUNNEL. A HISTORIC DAY AS OUR STATE IS EXPERIENCING A DRASTIC DROUGHT. THE SNWA SAYS LAKE MEAD WATER LEVELS HAVE BEEN DROPPING ABOUT 10 FEET A YEAR SINCE THE YEAR 2000. THIS TUNNEL MADE TO REACH BELOW LAKE MEAD IS THE THIRD "STRAW" PROJECT OF ITS KIND, REACHING FURTHER DOWN BELOW THE SURFACE. THE FIRST WAS NEARLY FOUR DECADES AGO.... FOLLOWED BY THE SECOND STRAW IN THE YEAR 2000. THIS LATEST PROJECT WAS COMPLEX, EXPENSIVE AND HAD IT'S CHALLENGES INCLUDING THE DEATH OF A WORKER. HOWEVER THE MACHINE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD...
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IT'S MINUTES UNTIL SHOWTIME. WITH A RARE LOOK AT THE REALITY BEHIND THE EXTRAORDINARY. BEHIND THE SPECTACLE OF ZARKANA IS YEARS OF DEDICATION. CASSIOPEE HAS BEEN WITH ZARKANA SINCE IT DEBUTED NEARLY 5 YEARS AGO. THE AERIAL SINGER TRANSFORMS INTO FOUR ROLES... AND SHE DOES IT TWICE A NIGHT. CASSIE IS REALLY AN ACROBAT. SO WE TRIED ON THIS DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. A TEAM OF COACHES AND TRAINERS HELP CASSIE PUSH PAST THE DISCOMFORT EVERY NIGHT-- SAFELY. ANN-MARIE CORBEIL IS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR ZARKANA. FROM PHYSICAL, TO AESTHETIC, BEHIND THE STAGE *EVERYTHING* IS TECHNICAL... MAKEUP ARTIST MARK HOYER APPLIES NEARLY TWO DOZEN STEPS TO BECOME CIRQUE READY. FROM THE FINAL TOUCHES OF THE DRESSING ROOM... WE HEAD TO THE BIRD'S EYE VIEW... 50-FEET ABOVE THE STAGE, THE TECHNICAL GRID HOLDS 136-THOUSAND POUNDS OF EQUIPMENT, SUSPENDED ON 12 CORDS. AND CASSIE WILL BE BOUND AT THE HIGHEST POINT. SHE HAS 90 SECONDS BETWEEN ROLES. IT'S LITERALLY A RUNNING TRANSFORMATION. CASSIE ONCE AGAIN RUSHES BACKSTAGE. THE ROLE OF THE SPIDER IS THE MOST DEMANDING. CASSIE GREETS THE CROWD UPSIDE-DOWN IN MID-AIR.THROUGHOUT THE SHOW ARE RIGGERS LIKE EMILE MORALES. CASSIE IS AMONG 67 ARTISTS AT ZARKANA THAT PUT THEIR BODIES ON THE LINE WITH GREAT RISK FOR APPLAUSE...
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OUTSIDE OF THE CONVENTIONAL LABORATORY ARE RADICAL EXPERIMENTS TO IMPROVE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. RICH LEE IS A SALESMAN IN ST. GEORGE, UTAH... BUT HIS TRUE FOCUS IS LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE. RICH IS AMONG A FAR-REACHING COMMUNITY KNOWN AS BIO-HACKERS. ALSO CALLED GRINDING OR TRANS-HUMANISM... A BACKGROUND IN SCIENCE ISN'T NECESSARY... SIMPLY A DESIRE TO GO BEYOND WHAT'S HUMANELY POSSIBLE... AND PUT YOUR OWN BODY ON THE LINE. BY IMPLANTING CHIPS, MAGNETS -- AMONG OTHER DEVICES -- THESE DO-IT-YOURSELF, "CITIZEN SCIENTISTS," BECOME SUPERHUMAN. RICH CAN FEEL ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH THE TIP OF HIS FINGER. HIS EARS ARE ALSO WIRELESS HEADPHONES. A FOREARM TO RICH IS ALSO A THERMOMETER... AND A CHIP IN THE WEB OF HIS HAND IS CAPABLE OF SENDING MESSAGES TO HIS PHONE. THE WORLD OF BIO-HACKING EXISTS MOSTLY ON THE WEB... A VIRTUAL THINK TANK WHERE GRINDERS CONNECT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. "GRINDHOUSE WETWARE" IS BASED IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE BIOTECH START UP IS CURRENTLY IN TRIALS AND WILL BEGIN SELLING IMPLANTABLE DEVICES THIS YEAR. BUT THESE ENHANCEMENTS ARE CONTROVERSIAL AND ILLEGAL IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY -- INCLUDING SOUTHERN NEVADA. TO SKIRT THE SYSTEM... GRINDERS GO UNDERGROUND, AND FIND BODY MODIFICATION ARTISTS THROUGH WORD OF MOUTH...UNDERGOING ELECTIVE, SUB-DERMAL IMPLANTS. IN THE WORLD OF BIO-HACKING... THE POSSIBILITIES ARE TRULY ENDLESS. BUT THE RISKS OF SELF-EXPERIMENTATION ARE REAL. BUT WHERE THERE EXISTS DANGER, THERE ALSO LIES THE OPPORTUNITY OF PROGRESS... THESE "CITIZEN SCIENTISTS" ARE DRIVEN BY A CURIOSITY TO ADVANCE THE HUMAN RACE. ONE BIO-HACK AT A TIME...
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HEIDI FLEISS IS ALREADY LEAVING HER MARK HERE AT THE LOVE RANCH BROTHEL OUTSIDE OF PAHRUMP. SHE'S BEEN BUSY REDECORATING THE PLACE. STILL… IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE POSH HOTELS AND JET SET CROWD SHE CATERED TO… DURING HER LAST STINT IN THE PROSTITUTION TRADE IN THE EARLY 1990'S. THIS TIME AROUND, SO FAR… SHE'S JUST A CONSULTANT… TO LONGTIME FRIEND, NEVADA'S BROTHEL KINGPIN… DENNIS HOF. TO DENNIS HOFF THAT SOUND MEANS MONEY IS WALKING IN THE DOOR AND HE HAS PLANS TO MAKE HIS BROTHEL EMPIRE EVEN BIGGER. SHE'S TALKING ABOUT THIS NOW SHUTTERED BROTHEL JUST DOWN THE BLOCK FROM THE LOVE RANCH… CALLED THE CHERRY PATCH. TURNS OUT… THIS HAS BEEN HER PLAN FOR YEARS. IT WAS A ROCKY AND VERY PUBLIC DETOUR… THAT INCLUDED ANOTHER ARREST FOR D-U-I AND DRUGS… AND A STINT IN REHAB PLAYED OUT ON A TV SHOW. BUT IT MAY BE AN ISSUE TO NYE COUNTY LEADERS… WHO WOULD HAVE TO GRANT HER A 'MANAGERS LICENSE' ALLOWING HER TO ACTUALLY RUN THE BROTHEL.
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A LITTLE BOY IS TAKING THE WORLD OF GOLF BY STORM... ONE SWING AT A TIME. TOMMY MORRISSEY IS ONLY THREE AND A HALF YEARS OLD... BUT HE INSPIRES EVERYONE AROUND HIM WITH HIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE. THE THREE YEAR OLD GOLFER WAS BORN WITH A SHORT ARM BUT AT JUST 18 MONTHS HE PICKED UP THE GAME OF GOLF. PLAYING IN THE PARA LONG DRIVE COMPETITION IN MESQUITE. TOMMY ISN'T LETTING THE HAND HE WAS DEALT AT BIRTH GET IN THE WAY OF HIS GOLFING DREAMS...
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Certain creepy crawlers in the Las Vegas Valley have a talent for torture. Those who have been unlucky enough to feel the sting of a scorpion know it can be very painful. But getting rid of the dangerous mischief-makers takes precision and practice. On a hot summer night in Las Vegas, Jason Woods and his neighbors are on the hunt looking for scorpions. They come outside armed with black lights and their trusty tongs. "It's almost like a game," said Woods. Woods and his neighbors gently grip the glow-in-the-dark creatures and then crush them. "It's a little bit exhilarating," said Woods. "The more you find, the more fun it is." Nevada's landscape and climate is paradise for nearly two dozen different types of scorpions. According to Pitbull Pest Control, Nevada's most dangerous is the bark scorpion. It's believed they arrived on palm trees, imported from Arizona. The nocturnal predators hide under rocks, bushes, and inside shoes. They have 8 legs, sharp claws, and tails that sting, releasing a toxic venom to ambush their prey, which is sometimes your foot. "This is the little sucker that got me, and then my husband got it. Look at how tiny that is too!" said Jill Luke. For Luke, the tiny terror brought a throbbing pain. "It literally felt like I stepped on a straight pin and it went straight through my toe. It was that fast!" Luke explained. The way your body reacts to the venom can range from dangerous to deadly. Dr. Dale Carrison at University Medical Center says some people have severe reactions to a sting. "Your heart rate goes way up. You start to have muscle spasms. You can have altered mental status," said Dr. Carrison. Dr. Carrison says for the youngest victims, "it can be life or death, particularly for babies." "Sometimes they can have respiratory distress where they are trying to breathe," he continued. Those kinds of stings require life-saving and very expensive anti-venom. But it's not just people who have to worry. Scorpion stings can be dangerous even for pets. Ruth Rullo's dog Gizzy was stung earlier this year. "She looked like she was dying," said Rullo. Rullo rushed Gizzy to Dr. Aaron Bivens at South Buffalo Springs Animal Hospital. "Severe reactions, they go into shock and if left untreated, that can lead to death," said Dr. Bivens. "I wouldn't have her if it wasn't for this doctor," explained Rullo. Most people avoid scorpions. But not M.L. Robinson. He's a horticulture specialist and he's fascinated with the pests. Robinson says these predators have a purpose. "Yes, they can hurt people," Robinson said. "But they're also a natural pest control." The best way to get rid of scorpions is to get rid of the other bugs at your house. They feed on cockroaches, crickets, and beetles. Removing piles of wood, rocks, and clutter will also help. "I didn't think they'd come all the way up the porch up to my bedroom!" explained Luke. Scorpions can get into your house through openings the size of a credit card. Seal all the cracks in your house, especially in the baseboard and foundation. "Part of the way to control them is to put sticky traps near your doors," said ML Robinson. If that doesn't work, you can get a cat. Their fur protects them from the tiny stinger. You can also get a pet chicken. Some chickens eat scorpions. Woods has a chicken named Black Betty Awesome. But he says there is nothing quite like the thrill of the kill! "Now I just catch 'em and kill 'em," Woods said. "I don't even mess around with them anymore." http://news3lv.com/news/local/tonight-at-7-scorpion-trackers
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THREE VICTIMS…AND THREE SENTENCES READ IN COURT. FOR THE DEATH OF KENNETH CHERRY: JUBILATION. TWICE MORE, FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS HEARD: TEARS WHERE THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES SAT. ONE WOMAN MOUTHING THE WORDS: WE GOT IT. ANOTHER MOUTHING TO THE JURY: THANK YOU, THANK YOU TEHRAN BOLDON'S BROTHER KEN CHERRY ONE OF HARRIS' VICTIMS. AN EMPTY CHAIR WHERE HARRIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN. HE DIDN'T SHOW UP TODAY. THE VERDICT FAMILIES WANTED…BUT MAYBE NOT THE OUTCOME THEY HOPE FOR. NEWS THREE LEARNING DEATH ROW INMATES REMAIN BEHIND BARS…SOME FOR DECADES…BECAUSE NEVADA'S DEATH CHAMBER IS NOT UP TO CODE. A NEW DEATH CHAMBER IN ELY WOULD COST CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS, LEADING LAWMAKERS TO WEIGH: BUILD A DEATH CHAMBER, OR INVEST IN CURBING CRIME BEFORE IT HAPPENS. AMAR HARRIS WILL BE ON DEATH ROW FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE THAT ISSUE GETS ADDRESSED. STILL…FAMILIES OF VICTIMS SAY: TODAY WAS A STEP TOWARDS NEW BEGINNINGS.
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YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS MAN. GARY BOBIER REDUCED TO TEARS BACK IN FEBRUARY AFTER HE SAYS THREE MEN KICKED OPEN THE FRONT DOOR OF HIS EAST VALLEY HOME. THE ROBBERS TIED BOBIER UP, PISTOL WHIPPED HIM AND MADE WAY WITH TVS, JEWELRY, CASH AND A CAR. AND THE MEN RESPONSIBLE DID GET CAUGHT ACCORDING TO POLICE. OFFICERS ARRESTED THESE FOUR MEN...DAMIAN CAMPOS, ANTONIO WALTERS, NOLAND WOODARD AND GIOVANNI LORING IN CONNECTION TO EIGHT ROBBERIES ACROSS THE VALLEY. METRO SGT. BRIAN KOVRYS SAYS HIS TEAM NOTICED A PATTERN AFTER THE FIRST TWO HOME INVASIONS. I TALKED WITH ONE OF THE SUSPECTS... GIOVANNI LORING... WHO, AT FIRST, WOULD ONLY TELL ME THIS CASE IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION. BUT THEN... HE GOES ON TO SAY HE WAS NOT PART OF ALL EIGHT. POLICE WANT TO MAKE ONE THING CLEAR.
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FROM DELAYED FLIGHTS TO EMERGENCY LANDINGS ALLEGIANT AIR HAS FLOWN INTO THE SPOTLIGHT OF CONSUMER CONCERN... NOW THEY'VE OPENED THEIR DOORS AND COCKPITS TO SHOW US HOW THEY'RE TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PILOTS… AND WHAT THEY'RE CHANGING. ALLEGIANT IS MAKING CHANGES BEGINNING WITH A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT INTO TRAINING. THIS FACILITY, NOT FAR FROM MCCARRAN AIRPORT IS HOME TO THREE FLIGHT SIMULATORS WORTH TWO MILLION DOLLARS EACH... AND MOCK UPS OF PLANE CABINS. ALLEGIANT FLIGHT CREWS AND PILOTS TRAIN IN REAL WORLD SCENARIOS FOR THOSE EMERGENCIES THAT MAKE HEADLINES...AND THEY'VE HAD QUITE A FEW...
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IF YOU EVER NEEDED PROOF AT HOW DANGEROUS LAS VEGAS ROADS CAN BE JUST WATCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF FLAMINGO AND DECATUR. SAVANAH PYKE -- HITS THE PAVEMENT EVERY DAY TO MAKE HER WAY AROUND TOWN. SHE BLAMES AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS FOR THE TROUBLES ON THE ROAD. TODAY -- THERE ARE STEPPED UP PATROLS. SGT. JEFF CLARK KNOWS THIS AREA WELL AND KNOWS THE BLAME IS TWO-FOLD. THIS LATEST PATROL ORGANIZED BY A GROUP OF NEW COPS -- AN EFFORT TO PREVENT TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS, SPECIFICALLY IN THE ENTERPRISE AREA COMMAND. SGT. CLARK HOPES THESE PATROLS WILL IMPROVE SAFETY IN THE LONG RUN WHILE SAVANAH KNOWS SHE BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY.
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IT'S A UNIVERSAL DANCE -- EVEN WITH THE MODERN TWIST. THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SHOW HAS TRANSCENDED TIME AND OUTLASTED FADS, EFFORTLESSLY SINCE 1998. THOMAS IS SPECIAL BECAUSE HE'S BEEN A PART OF EVERY FOUNTAIN SHOW SINCE IT DEBUTED IN OCTOBER OF 1998. TUCKED AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC, THOMAS OPENED HIS EXTRAORDINARY VIEW TO NEWS THREE. THE FOUNTAINS MANAGER WATCHED THE SHOW GET BUILT MORE THAN 17 YEARS AGO. IT'S NOW BECOME A FAMILY WITH MASCOTS. AROUND 60 DUCKS-- AND DUCKLINGS-- LIVE A LUSH LIFESTYLE. A TEAM OF ENGINEERS IS BEHIND THE MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND SHOWS AND COUNTING. GETTING WET IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS UNIQUE JOB. THIS BAT CAVE IS BUSY 20 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. MAINTAINING MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED WATER DEVICES. GRACEFULLY SKYROCKETING UPWARDS OF 450-FEET IN THE AIR. BUT TO GET THE BEST VIEW, IT'S A TREK. WALKING ABOVE THE CASINO, THEN WEAVING THROUGH A MAZE AND REACHING EXCLUSIVE HEIGHTS. IT MAY BE SNUG. BUT SHOW CONTROL IS A FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR A PLAYLIST OF NEARLY 3-DOZEN SONGS. THIS MAY BE THE BRAIN OF THE FOUNTAINS. BUT PEOPLE LIKE THOMAS ARE THE HEART.
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IT WAS A BIG MONTH FOR OUR LOCAL ATHLETES... THE LITTLE LEAGUE MOUNTAIN RIDGE ALL STARS. THEY WERE IN THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN. THE TEAM WAS HONORED BY THE MAYOR... AND OTHER LOCAL DIGNITARIES... AT CITY HALL FOR THEIR IMPRESSIVE RUN IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES. THEY PUT THE VALLEY'S LITTLE LEAGUE PROGRAM ON THE MAP... WITH THEIR HISTORIC RUN ... COMING IN 4TH PLACE OVERALL AND SETTING A RECORD FOR THE STATE.
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Among Nevada's 60+ license plates available for the driving public, they're not hard to spot: faded, illegible and a faint reminder of the numbers or letters they used to be. "They're simply not readable anymore, and the whole purpose of a license plate is to enable law enforcement to identify your car," says the DMV's Kevin Malone. On this Tuesday, Malone brought props: two boxes worth of plates that had been surrendered over the past day at the DMV office on Stephanie in Henderson. Some looked new. Others didn't. The particular plate we were examining was an original "Sunset" plate, which debuted last decade and is Nevada's standard-issue design. "Those are the original stamped ones," Malone told me. "You'll notice the letters are still readable, but the rest of the plate isn't. It's lost its reflectivity, so a law enforcement officer could not see this at night." Which is why lawmakers, in 2015, decided most Nevada plates have to be replaced every eight years. The replacement program begins Friday when news laws take effect. "The first year, we're expecting to replace about 400,000 of them. There's a lot of plates out there that are up to 15 years old," said Malone "So we have a backlog of over 700,000. We're going to take care of that backlog over the first three years." Along with the backlog, the DMV will also replace plates which will hit their 8th birthday, expecting to replace 141,000 plates this year, 161,000 the next, and 209,000 the year after that. For the average driver, the replacement process will be painless. It will roll out with your registration renewal, whenever that hits. "The notice will tell you whether you're getting new license plates, or not," said Malone, who says the cost of a new replacement plate will be added on to your registration. For the standard-issue "Sunset" design, that means an extra eight dollars. Other plates will cost less. The good news: you don't need a trip to the DMV. "So you renew on the internet or the kiosk, or however you're going to do it. After you renew, we make the plates and mail them to you. So an important point is that if you renew on the internet you'll get the decal and the plates separately, so you don't want to put the new decal on the old plates," Malone advises. Law enforcement is all for the program. Officers, daily, face a challenge deciphering some of the plates on the cars they pull over. "What officers are looking for is that your license plate is readable to the regular person. We shouldn't have to be five feet from your license plate to make out because of scratches, dings, dents or some sort of cover," said Metro spokesperson Larry Hadfield. Not every plate faces a deadline. The new 150th birthday plates have a longer lifespan. "They will hold up a lot longer than the standard ones will," said Malone. And the DMV - and lawmakers - also made a nod to nostalgia, and our "native" population. The old blue Nevada plates, issued from 1969 to 1982 get a pass. "We're going to let people hang on to those," Malone told me. "They're a point of pride for a lot of people, and they simply don't want to give them up." http://news3lv.com/news/local/nevada-rolls-out-program-to-replace-aging-plates
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AT FIRST GLANCE... IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH. A TWISTED, WEATHER BEATEN HUNK OF METAL FROM AN OLD FASHIONED AIRPLANE. BUT IT'S WHAT THIS PROPELLER REPRESENTS THAT MAKES IT SO IMPORTANT. AND STEVE RIRIE SAYS IT'S HIGH TIME SOUTHERN NEVADANS GOT A LOOK. NOVEMBER 17, 1955. A C54 TAKES OFF FROM BURBANK, CALIFORNIA... EN ROUTE TO THE TOP SECRET: AREA 51. THE MISSION FOR THOSE ON BOARD: WITNESS A TEST FLIGHT OF THE ALSO TOP SECRET: U2 SPY PLANE. BUT THE C54... FLYING WITHOUT INSTRUMENTATION, RUNS INTO BAD WEATHER AND HITS THE PEAK OF MOUNTAIN CHARLESTON KILLING ALL 14 PEOPLE ON BOARD. BEING INSTALLED IS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL AT THE STILL-UNDER-CONSTRUCTION-VISITORS CENTER IN KYLE CANYON. SET TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN MAY (2015). THE PROPELLER ITSELF NOW FACING IN THE DIRECTION OF AREA 51. A SECRET REVEALED IN A SIMPLE PIECE OF METAL. A REMINDER OF THE MEN WHO NEVER MADE IT OFF MOUNTAIN CHARLESTON.
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THE FINAL TOUCHES ARE MADE... SHARAF HASEEBULLAH HAS TURNED HER DREAM INTO REALITY BY BUILDING A HOUSE OF WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTHWEST LAS VEGAS. "MASJID IBRAHIM" IS THE FIRST MOSQUE BUILT BY A WOMAN IN THE UNITED STATES. WITH NO FUNDRAISING OR COMMUNITY DONATIONS, HASEEBULLAH PAID FOR THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION... THREE MILLION DOLLARS... ALL BY HERSELF. DON'T LET HER AGE -- 71 YEARS YOUNG -- OR HER SMALL STATURE FOOL YOU. SHE'S A FORCE. AND DESPITE SEEING MUSLIMS SOMETIMES PORTRAYED IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT...HASEEBULLAH SAYS SHE WON'T LET IT STOP HER.
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JIM BAILEY IS ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE. HE'S GOT ONE HOUR.... TO GET FROM MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.....TO HIS HOTEL ON THE STRIP. JIM'S UBER DRIVER IS HERE. JUST NOT ...RIGHT.... HERE. CALL IT FIRST DAY CONFUSION. UBER DRIVERS PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF PASSENGERS AT THE AIRPORT FOR THE FIRST TIME. JIM'S DRIVER CIRCLES THREE TIMES BEFORE THIS HELPFUL AIRPORT WORKER COMES TO THE RESCUE. JIM WAVES TO HIS DRIVER. HE'S FINALLY HERE. UBER DRIVER ARIEL RAZON'S BEEN ON THE JOB A WEEK. ONCE WE'RE ON THE GO.... WE HOP ON THE 15... IT'S SMOOTH SAILING. 17 DOLLARS AND 6.4 MILES LATER... JAMES IS AT CIRCUS CIRCUS. IT'S AN UBER RIDE SUCCESS.
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LAS VEGAS METRO SEARCH AND RESCUE DEPEND ON AS MANY AS 50 VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE THEMSELVES AVAILABLE 24-7 ...365 DAYS A YEAR TO HELP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ON AN AVERAGE DAY AT THE OFFICE SERGEANT NATE ANDERSON… MIGHT BE SEEN HANGING OUT. HE'S HEAD OF METRO SEARCH AND RESCUE… GIVING PEOPLE WHO ARE RESCUED IN AN OUTDOOR EMERGENCY... HOPE. MANUAL LEMUS IS ON ANDERSON'S TEAM AS A RESCUE AND RECOVERY DIVER…BUT HIS FULL TIME JOB … DOESN'T *QUITE* LOOK THE SAME. ITS NOT AS RISKY AS A VOLUNTEER. LEMUS PUTS HIMSELF IN DANGER… SELF SERVICE OR NOT. FIVE TEAMS COMBINED WITH METRO STAFF AND AS MANY AS 50 VOLUNTEERS WORK CLOSELY WITH EACH OTHER…AND WHETHER THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE ON TOP OF A CLIFF…UNDER WATER… OR THE WORST OF CIRCUMSTANCES –RECOVERING A BODY. THIS TEAM OF OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEERS SAY THEY WILL COME RAIN, OR SHINE, NO MATTER THE COST. THESE VOLUNTEERS OFTEN PULL HUNDREDS EVEN THOUSAND OF DOLLARS OUT OF THEIR POCKET TO GET SEARCH AND RESCUE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING. FRIENDS OF SEARCH AND RESCUE IS HOLDING A FAMILY EVENT INCLUDING A 5 K FUN RUN ON MAY 14TH TO PAY FOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING. YOU CAN FIND THE EVENT INFORMATION AT NEWS3LV.COM.
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A drive-by shooting at Columbia's Chuck-E-Cheese had nearly 200 people, most of which were children at a birthday party, evacuated. The intended target was at the front door of Chuck-E-Cheese's when the shooting began and was not injured. Bullets did fly through the building however, coming too close for comfort for the patrons there that night.
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IT'S A LOBBY THAT DOESN'T DISAPPOINT. FROM PAINTINGS ON THE CEILING... TO AN ENORMOUS FOUNTAIN FRONT AND CENTER.STEP INSIDE ARTISAN HOTEL, AND THE LOOK IS TRULY UNIQUE.AND NOW... SO IS THE OFFER. MICHAEL CRANDALL IS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WITH THE SIEGEL GROUP... WHO SAYS FOR A STARTING PRICE OF 75-HUNDRED DOLLARS...THE PROPERTY IS YOURS FOR THE NIGHT. THAT'S 64 ROOMS... ULTRA LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, POOL, CHAPEL. AND OUTDOOR WEDDING SPACE. AND CRANDALL SAYS IT'S WORKING. WHILE A MARKETING PUSH JUST HIT THE TOWN... THEIR OFFER HAS BEEN AROUND A FEW YEARS. FROM WEDDINGS TO BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND CORPORATE RETREATS... CUSTOMERS SAY IT'S NICE TO KNOW NO STRANGERS CAN WALK IN ON YOUR SPECIAL WEEKEND. DAVID SCHWARTZ IS DIRECTOR OF UNLV'S GAMING RESEARCH CENTER... WHO SAYS ARTISAN IS SMALL ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS WORK. SOMETHING THE BIG GUYS ON THE STRIP... COULDN'T MATCH. AND WITH A NOD TO MICHELANGELO, EL GRECO AND DA VINCI.. EACH ROOM IS THEMED AROUND AN ARTIST. OWNING A PIECE OF LAS VEGAS... IF ONLY FOR A NIGHT.
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HE MAY LOOK YOUNG. BUT THADDEUS THATCHER HAS BISHOP GORMAN'S RESPECT. THIS 7-YEAR-OLD IS THE MOST POPULAR KID AT SCHOOL. HE MAY BE SHY, BUT THADDEUS' FIGHT IS STRONGER THAN THE HARDEST TACKLE. THE 7-YEAR-OLD'S BATTLE AGAINST LEUKEMIA MAKES JERSEY NUMBER, "1." THE OBVIOUS CHOICE. #1 IN THE FIELD, #1 IN OUR HEARTS. BUT THADDEUS PLAYING WITH HIS HEROES IS JUST THE BEGINNING. LIKE THE BIGGEST TOUCHDOWN SCORERS, HE'S GOING TO DISNEY WORLD. THANKS TO MAKE-A-WISH OF SOUTHERN NEVADA. CHRISSIE THATCHER SAYS HER SON HAS BEEN FIGHTING LEUKEMIA SINCE OCTOBER. WE WOULDN'T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM A KID WEARING NUMBER 1...
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I got a call around 5 am for this fire from one of our master control operators telling me that he could see smoke for miles during a cigarette break. I rolled out of bed thinking he must have been exaggerating. I was wrong. This was undoubtedly Columbia's largest fire for decades and the task of putting it out took nearly 12 hours! One of my most exciting fires to cover and I am glad to have gotten this historic footage. Of course, all the story details here from ABC 17 News: http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=6832
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I couldn't believe the extent of the damage after traveling Fort Leonard Wood in the Ozarks. This was my first real sight of the damage that mother nature could do. Story details from ABC 17 News here: http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=497 http://abc17news.com/news.php?id=503
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LEE AND NATALIE RICE ARE THE FIRST COUPLE GETTING MARRIED AT THE NEW CANNABIS CHAPELON 4-20…A DAY MARIJUANA USERS CELEBRATE. NATALIE SUFFERS FROM BACK PROBLEMS AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA HAS CHANGED HER LIFE. AS OF NOW.. MARIJUANA ISN'T ALLOWED AT "WEEDING" CEREMONIES… BUT MAGE LOCQ FORTUNE SAYS HE SEES SERVICES LIGHTING UP IN THE FUTURE. THIS NOVEMBER VOTERS DECIDE IF RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL IN NEVADA. COME NOVEMBER'S GENERAL ELECTION, IT'S A BALLOT MEASURE THE NEVADA MARIJUANA COALITION ALSO WANTS TO SEE PASS. COALITION MEMBERS SAY APPROVING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE WOULD HAVE OTHER BENEFITS. COUPLES LIKE THE RICE'S AGREE THIS IS A JOINT PATH TO HAPINESS...
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THEY HAD BEEN DEMONSTRATING ALL WEEK OUTSIDE THE GLOBAL GAMING EXPO. IT'S PURPOSE IS TO PREVENT SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE CASINOS IN LAS VEGAS ... THE GROUP IS CALLED, "SMOKE FREE GAMING AMERICA," AND THEIR GOAL IS TO GET PLENTY OF ATTENTION. THAT IS WHY MANY ARE HOLDING SIGNS ILLUSTRATING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO CIGARETTE SMOKE IN CASINOS.
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MOST DRIVERS ON THE ROAD BETWEEN LOS ANGELES AND LAS VEGAS KNOW THIS LANDMARK. FOR TRAVELERS IT MEANS YOU'RE 100 MILES FROM LAS VEGAS. BUT WITH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JUST AROUND THE CORNER BAKER, CALIFORNIA LOCALS KNOW IT'S A REMINDER THAT AS THE TEMPERATURES RISE. SO DO DESERT EMERGENCIES. LOCAL OR TRUCK DRIVER BOTH KNOW GETTING FIRST RESPONDERS OUT HERE CAN TAKE TIME. RICHARD BOSWELL LIVES IN BAKER BAKER IS HOME TO ONE FIRE STATION STAFFED WITH TWO FIREFIGHTERS. IT SHOULD HAVE THREE AT MINIMUM. SAN BERNARDINO FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THEY FEAR A MAJOR WRECK OR DISASTER SIMILAR TO ONES PICTURED HERE. BAKER IS AN UNFUNDED AREA. MONEY FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES WOULD NORMALLY CAME FROM A LARGE TAX BASE. BUT BAKER IS A SMALL TOWN WITH LESS THAN A THOUSAND RESIDENTS SO IT'S DEPENDENT ON SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FUNDS... NOW FIRE OFFICIALS WANT TO BE PROACTIVE BY ASKING FOR MORE MONEY TO GET MORE FIRST RESPONDERS... THAT'S THE FASTEST WAY THEY SAY TO PROVIDE BETTER EMERGENCY AIDE. COME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, TRUCK DRIVERS FAMILIAR WITH THIS ROADWAY KNOW IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND FOR AN EMERGENCY TO UNFOLD. SOME HOPE PREPARATION WILL TRANSLATE INTO LIVES SAVES IN FUTURE.
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THAT'S THE SOUND OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY AS MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS FLOOD THE LAS VEGAS MARKET. IT'S A WELCOME SIGHT FOR LONGTIME PAINTER DENNIS ENRIQUEZ. FOR YEARS... WORKERS LIKE DENNIS .... MUSCLED THROUGH THE FALLOUT OF THE RECESSION -- WHEN WORK WAS SCARCE AND JOBS WERE HARD TO COME BY. THAT REALITY IS CHANGING AS MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS COME ONLINE ... LIKE THIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHWEST LAS VEGAS. DAN O'SHEA WITH THE NEVADA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION SAYS ROAD AND HIGHWAY WORK ... HAVE HELPED PULL THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUT OF ITS HOLE... WHILE JOBS ARE NOT AT PRE-RECESSION LEVEL... THEY'RE THE BEST THEY'VE BEEN SINCE THE STOCK MARKET FELL. AS FOR DENNIS AND HIS CREW -- THEY'LL CONTINUE TO PUT IN HARD WORK EACH DAY WITH THE HOPE THAT THE FUTURE WILL ONLY GET BETTER.
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A TREASURE TROVE OF ICE-AGED RUINS TUCKED AWAY IN AN URBAN DESERT -- TULE SPRINGS IS ON THE BRINK OF BECOMING A NATIONAL MONUMENT. BUT THIS MAJESTIC SCENERY WAS ONCE AT RISK OF BEING LEVELED. MAKING WAY FOR NEW HOMES AND DEVELOPMENT. AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF FIGHTING... A GRID-LOCKED CONGRESS PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD, IN PART, PROTECT THIS 22-THOUSAND ACRE FOSSIL BED. THAT NEXT PHASE, A BRIGHT ONE FOR THE FOLKS WHO WORKED TOWARD THIS DAY FOR SO LONG. PERHAPS, A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH AS WELL. ASIDE FROM ACADEMIC INTERESTS, THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF TULE SPRINGS IS UNDENIABLE.
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A California family is trying to cope with the death of their beloved daughter. She died in Las Vegas after leaving the Electric Daisy Carnival. Kenani Kaimuloa was declared legally dead Wednesday, according to the family. The 20-year-old woman from Vista, Calif., reportedly collapsed and suffered a heat stroke and dehydration as she left EDC early Monday morning. Kenani was an organ donor so her body has been kept alive so doctors can harvest potentially life-saving organs. Her family says that surgery is expected to take place Friday evening. Her father Dane Kaimuloa recalls the last conversation they had: "She called me, texted me on Sunday and said 'Happy Father's Day, Dad' and that was the last message I got from her." He rushed from California to be by her side at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. "It was like 120 degrees on the road driving the whole way and my daughter was three days in this heat? Why would anybody hold an event in this heat?" her father told News 3. Doctors worked for days to save her but by Wednesday, she was brain dead. EDC draws more than 130,000 people on each day - but the popular event is no stranger to tragedy. There has been at least one death connected to the festival every year since 2014. EDC festival organizers issued a statement: "We were shocked and saddened to learn that a young woman who had attended the festival passed away on June 23, 2016. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman. While the cause of this tragedy has not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep her loved ones in their prayers during their time of grieving." As for Dane, he admits his daughter smoked marijuana - and there were drugs in her system over the weekend- but he believes it was the triple digit heat that killed her. "109 temperature? Does that come from drugs? Her body temperature was 109," he said. Kenani was a college student who had dreams of perhaps one day going into social work. Family describes her as a vibrant young woman who was always smiling and always laughing. "I just want my daughter back. I wish I could see her one more time. One more time to tell her how much I love her," said Kenani's father. The Clark County Coroner has not yet released the cause of death. http://news3lv.com/news/local/father-grieves-california-woman-who-died-at-edc
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AT THE HEART OF THE ARTS DISTRICT IS "UNHINGED"... AN INDIE ART BOUTIQUE OWNED BY MICHELE PHILLIPS. WHEN YOU FIND MICHELE HERE, YOU'LL LIKELY MEET HER SON ACE RICCIUTY. THE TWO HAVE A BOND THAT'S RARE WITH 12 YEAR OLD'S. IT'S NO WONDER JACE DECIDED TO CREATE A NON-PROFIT THAT WOULD BRING AWARENESS TO HIS MOTHER'S DISEASE. MICHELE WAS DIAGNOSED 7 YEARS AGO WITH C-I-D-P. IT'S A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER TRIGGERING PROGRESSIVE WEAKNESS IN THE LEGS AND ARMS; BRINGING WITH IT PAIN AND FATIGUE. JACE'S GROUP, "CIDP WILL NOT WIN" HAS BEEN RAISING MONEY THROUGH ART FESTIVALS LIKE THIS ONE. THE MONEY RAISED IS GIVEN OUT AS GRANTS TO HELP CIDP PATIENTS PAY FOR THEIR TREATMENTS. THERE'S NO CURE ALTHOUGH THERE'S PROMISING RESEARCH. THE MOTHER SON DUO IS HOPING THEY CAN RAISE AWARENESS, WHILE ALSO BATTLING THE DISEASE TOGETHER.
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If an earthquake were to hit right now, would you know what to do? Dondero Elementary students found out the answer to that question by taking cover under their desks Thursday morning. It was a part of an earthquake drill for Great Nevada ShakeOut day. Engineers from Clark County Building and Fire Prevention spoke to students about the safety precautions they could take and what causes earthquakes. One engineer said that seismic activity in Nevada shows that large earthquake could hit in the next 50 years. "From the Nevada Seismological Lab, they know that we've had strong ground motions in the past in Nevada. Back in 2008, we had a magnitude six earthquake," said Werner Hellmer, Sr. Engineer, Clark County Building and Fire Prevention. http://news3lv.com/news/local/students-drop-cover-and-hold-on-for-great-nevada-shake-out-day
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THERE ARE NO TEXTBOOKS OR PENCILS INSIDE ROOM 501. IF ITALIAN MEATBALLS AND CREAMY ALFREDO SAUCE EXPANDS YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR A HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY COURSE…COME INSIDE THE KITCHEN... WATCH AND LISTEN.... TO A MAN BEHIND A PROGRAM WITH A 200-PLUS WAITING LIST. AT ONE OF THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN LAS VEGAS. AS A PASTRY SOUS CHEF AT THE WYNN, PHILLIP DELL WAS ONCE AT THE TOP OF HIS PROFESSION... AND WEIGHT CLASS. HE TURNED TO HEALTHY COOKING. COMPETING ON THE TV SHOW "CHOPPED." NOW, HE'S TEACHING KIDS. FOR NOW IT'S JUST PRACTICE. BUT THE KIDS HERE ARE IN CONSTANT MOTION. CHURNING OUT CULINARY CREATIONS. PREPARING FOR A FUTURE WHERE THEY COULD ONE DAY... BE A CULINARY STAR.
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THERE IS A NEW PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR AT UNLV. JIM RILEY HAS MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE... AS WELL AS A DEGREE IN MUSIC EDUCATION. OH... AND HE'S ALSO THE DRUMMER FOR RASCAL FLATTS. MORE THAN 22-MILLION ALBUMS SOLD-- AND COUNTING-- RASCAL FLATTS IS THE MOST AWARDED COUNTRY GROUP OF THE PAST DECADE. AND JIM HAS KEPT THE BAND'S BEAT BEFORE THE INK WAS DRY FROM THEIR FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1999. HE'S ALSO BEEN RASCAL FLATTS' MUSICAL DIRECTOR SINCE THE BEGINNING. JIM NOW FITS ANOTHER PASSION WHILE TOURING. TEACHING. SO WHEN RASCAL FLATTS SIGNED A RESIDENCY AT THE HARD ROCK, HE REACHED OUT TO UNLV.
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CLINT WHARTON IS A TRUE SURVIVALIST. HIS STORY OF SURVIVAL GAVE HIM A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE OUTDOORS. IT'S WHERE HE LOVES TO BE... BUT BEYOND THE SERENE BEAUTY....CLINT DISCOVERED A GRUESOME DUMPING GROUND. AS WE FOLLOW ALONG WITH CLINT CLOSER TO FRENCHMAN MOUNTAIN... JUST A FEW FEET AWAY, ANOTHER NEW DISCOVERY. HE USED TO COME HIKING HERE AS A KID. AS CLINT WHARTON STANDS HERE ON THE LAND HE LOVES… HE WANTS TO KNOW WHO LEFT THESE ANIMALS OUT HERE…AND WHY....TRASHED AND FORGOTTEN…IN WHAT IS SLOWLY BECOMING AN ANIMAL DUMPING GROUND.
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CORE or Colorado Off Road Extreme is now having to close due to insurance premiums being too high to afford to stay open to the public. This is the story of why the industry is making it harder for places like this to exist especially in Colorado. A very fun shoot with a little emotion mixed in as the park was created by the father of a boy who loved to race before his death from Cystic Fibrosis in 2014.
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A Staff for Life chopper crashed almost immediately after takeoff. The helicopter was about 200 feet in the air before plummeting straight back down to the helipad. Luckily, they missed hitting the containment unit for the helipads refueling station. More story details here from ABC 17 News: http://www.abc17news.com/news.php?id=368
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LIKE MOST LITTLE GIRLS...KIERA DRISCOLL'S DREAM WAS TO BE A PRINCESS WHEN SHE GREW UP. A PRINCESS IN A MAGICAL WORLD FILLED WITH RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS. KIERA WAS HAPPIEST WITH HER DAD PATRICK, MOM TIFFANY AND LITTLE SISTER RIVER. BUT AN EERIE FORESHADOWING OF WHAT WAS TO COME WOULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. A FEW DAYS LATER, KIERA SHOWS HER FIRSTS SIGN OF THE FLU, A FEVER AND A COUGH. THEY RUSH HER TO A QUICK CARE. TIFFANY, A FIRST RESPONDER, CALLS 9-1-1 AND STARTS CPR. PARAMEDICS RUSH KIERA TO ST. ROSE HOSPITAL. HOURS LATER, HEARTBREAK FOR THE DRISCOLL FAMILY. IT'S HARD NOT TO NOTICE THE PAINFUL REMINDERS OF A LITTLE GIRL, WHO FELT WELL ENOUGH TO PLAY OUTSIDE THE DAY BEFORE SHE DIED. THE IDEA BEHIND "KIERA'S KINDNESS" IS SIMPLE. IF YOU RECEIVE A UNICORN. DO A KIND ACT. PASS ON THE UNICORN AND CHALLENGE SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE SAME. WORD IS SPREADING ABOUT KIERA AND THE GOOD DEEDS WITH A CAMPAIGN ON FACEBOOK. SUPPORTERS AND EVEN TOTAL STRANGERS, POSTING THEIR SMALL GESTURES. FROM A HUG...TO DONATING DIAPERS TO HOMELESS CHILDREN. EVERY GESTURE, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, MEANS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE DRISCOLL FAMILY AND KIERA'S LEGACY. THEY HOPE THIS LITTLE UNICORN WILL HELP INSPIRE OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE COMMUNITY TO GIVE…TO GIVE SINCERELY ….AND TO GIVE KINDLY…AS THIS LITTLE GIRL DID.
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A CONVIENCE STORE CLERK MAY BE IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR SHOOTING A MAN... WHO WAS TRYING TO STEAL A CASE OF BEER FROM HIS 7-ELEVEN...POLICE SAY MARIANO TEJEDA-ZUNIGA...IS FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. ZUNIGA IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING THE SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT IN THE HEAD ON SUNDAY... OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS NEAR MARYLAND PARKWAY AND VEGAS VALLEY DRIVE. ZUNIGA TOLD DETECTIVES HE YELLED AT THE MAN WHEN HE WALKED OUT THE DOOR WITH THE CASE OF BEER... POLICE SAY ZUNIGA CHASED THE MAN AND CLAIMED HE FIRED A SHOT TO SCARE THE SUSPECT BUT INSTEAD, THE BULLET HE FIRED NEARLY KILLED THE MAN. NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEFT IS A PROBLEM...BUT IT ISN'T WORTH TAKING A LIFE...
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50 Years Of Cars, And Customers. Valet Jim Dunbar Has Seen It All At Caesars. That's Almost 50 Years Ago To The Day. The Brainchild Of Jay Sarno - Caesars Rose From The Desert When The Strip Was Much Younger. It Defined Cool. The Biggest Celebrities Of The Day Played Here Including Frank. Jim Remembers Him Well, And He'll Never Forget The One Birthday Party. Over The Years, Caesars Has Grown. Now, Five Towers And Thousands Of Rooms. It's Ceo Mark Frissora's Job To Keep This Behemoth Booming. Out Front, Jim Dunbar Is A Piece Of History. Caesars Has Five Employees Left Who Have Been There Since 1966. Like Jim. And It Promises To Continue....as One Of The City's Legacy Resorts Looks To The Future.
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ENTER A WORLD MOST PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT. FOR 40-YEARS OF HIS LIFE CARL ROSS HUNTED EVERYTHING FROM LIONS AND BEARS, TO ELEPHANTS AND COUNTLESS OTHER SPECIES. THAT SAID, CARL BELIEVES IT'S ALSO A SPORT OF HONOR, ONE WHERE ETHICS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE. HE AND FELLOW HUNTERS ARE TUNED-IN TO THE STORY OF A MINNESOTA DENTIST WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED A LION NAMED CECIL WHO LIVED ON A PROTECTED GAME PRESERVE IN ZIMBABWE. THE ANIMAL REPORTEDLY LURED OUT OF THE PRESERVE... SHOT FIRST WITH A BOW AND ARROW.. THEN AFTER BEING STALKED FOR 40-HOURS, WAS SHOT WITH A GUN, SKINNED AND BEHEADED. ROSS SAYS ALL OF HIS KILLS HAVE BEEN LEGAL... ACQUIRING THE PROPER PERMITS, PAYING REQUIRED FEES... AND STRICTLY FOLLOWING THE LAWS OF THE HOST NATION. STILL.. IT IS A PRACTICE NON-HUNTERS FIND DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. WITHOUT KNOWING ALL THE DETAILS OF THE ZIMBABWE INCIDENT... CARL CONDEMNS THE ACTIONS OF THE HUNTER WHO KILLED CECIL. HE DOES NOT, HOWEVER CONDEMN THE SPORT. CARL SAYS THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER SPORT THAN MOST PEOPLE PROBABLY REALIZE. IN FACT, THERE'S ONE ORGANIZATION, "SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL," THAT HOSTS A NATIONAL CONFERENCE HERE IN LAS VEGAS EVERY YEAR. THEY CLAIM TO HAVE MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND-MEMBERS.
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SOUTHWEST IS MCCARRAN'S BIGGEST AIRLINE. AND A LOT OF PASSENGERS LIKE ROBIN BILLINGSLEA LOVE THEM.. AND THE PILOTS. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... 350 PILOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS' ASSOCIATION HELD AN INFORMATIONAL PICKET NEAR THE ORLEANS HOTEL CASINO. THEY WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THEY WANT A CONTRACT. OF COURSE THE BIG ISSUES... PAY, RETIREMENT, BACK PAY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. THE UNION HOPES THEY WILL WORK SOMETHING OUT WHEN THEY RESUME TALKS NEXT MONTH. SOUTHWEST SAYS UNION NEGOTIATORS WALKED AWAY WHEN THEY HAD OFFERED PILOTS THE HIGHEST PAY RATE IN THE INDUSTRY. PASSENGER CINDY O'NEILL HOPES THEY CAN GET IT ALL SETTLED.
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On Monday, hundreds of boxes were packed up for men and women still fighting for American freedom overseas. At the helm of the packing effort, was the volunteers who make up the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation. The all-volunteer non-profit foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and support to service members and their families through sending thoughtful and useful care packages during their deployments and planning exciting and memorable experiences for service members to look forward to once they return home. "It's so great to see all of these people from all over the Las Vegas valley and show their support," said Green's mother, Suni Chabrow, who founded the organization. SPC Douglas J. Green lost his life on August 28, 2011 at the age of 23; while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was killed in action when insurgents attacked his unit with a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor, posthumously, the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. "What he loved getting were the care packages. There's no better way to spend a couple of hours on Memorial Day," said Chabrow. Thanks to the community, over 5,000 packages are sent to soldiers every year. "A lot of the people here also have loved ones and friends that are deployed. And they just get it. They just want to do something on Memorial Day and also remember the men and women that sacrificed their lives for our freedom," said Chabrow. Suni Chabrow and her volunteers work all year around to make sure soldiers are taken care of overseas. To volunteer or donate , visit the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation website.
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MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE SITTING IN HER CAR, THE IDENTITY OF 20-YEAR-OLD ANDREA LAFON’S MURDERER REMAINS A MYSTERY. FOR ARLENE RUBIO, WHAT'S EVEN MORE PAINFUL IS THAT HER GIRLFRIEND'S KILLER WALKS THE STREETS, UNKNOWN. FOR LAFON’S FATHER, MARCO, ONLY AN ARREST WILL BRING HIS FAMILY CLOSURE. POLICE SAY LAFON WAS SELLING MARIJUANA WHEN SHE WAS SHOT. 16-YEAR-OLD PATRICK HARPER WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH THE CRIME BASED ON WITNESS TESTIMONY. BUT HE WAS SET FREE AFTER SECURITY VIDEO SHOWED HIM INSIDE AN AMPM BUYING CANDY JUST MINUTES BEFORE LAFON WAS KILLED...
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YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS DOING? WELL THE PULSE COULD BE FELT HERE... AT A BLM AUCTION. 35 PARCELS ALL OVER THE VALLEY TOTALING MORE THAN 800 ACRES. THE MOST POPULAR PARCELS, THOSE IN THE SOUTHWEST. THIS GUY BIDDING REPRESENTS BUILDER LEWIS HOMES. WHILE THIS GUY REPRESENTS K-B. BOTH BIG RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS, TRYING TO OUTBID EACH OTHER. CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER SUSAN BRAGE SAYS IT'S A TELLING SIGN, EXPERTS SAY A STRONG REAL ESTATE MARKET IN LAS VEGAS IS BACK, GROWING AND STEADY.
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HATRED... THAT'S WHAT SUZANNE SAYS WAS IN A LETTER SHE RECENTLY OPENED. WHILE THE LETTER APPEARS TO BE JUST ONE OF MANY COPIES MADE, THE ENVELOPE IS HANDWRITTEN... INSINUATING THE PRESIDENT OF THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY TIED THE SPRING VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION... AND A LEGAL FIRM SENT THE LETTER. THEY DENY ANY INVOLVEMENT. WHEN SMITH CALLED THAT LAW FIRM... SHE LEARNED OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS GOT THE LETTER TOO. THE NEVADA DIRECTOR OF THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE SAYS THIS IS A REPULSIVE DISPLAY OF HATE SPEECH, BIGOTRY AND ANTISEMITISM. WITH HER EXPERIENCE FIGHTING HATE, SHE NOTES THE ATTEMPTED SWASTIKA DRAWN ON THE LETTER... SAYING IT SHOWS THE WRITER IS LIKELY AN AMATEUR AND NOT PART OF A SPECIFIC HATE GROUP. THIS IS A MESSAGE OF HATE...THAT VALLEY RESIDENTS WILL NOT TOLERATE...
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INSIDE THIS HENDERSON HOUSE LIVES A GUY WITH AN EYE FOR A BARGAIN AND AN EYE FOR ART. DAVE SHAW IS A TREASURE HUNTER. HE MAKES HIS LIVING SELLING STUFF ON EBAY. OF ALL THE GARAGE SALES HE'S BEEN TO....HE'LL NEVER FORGET THIS ONE. WHAT HE FOUND... AND LATER DOCUMENTED.... WAS AN ORIGINAL PRINT BY SALVADOR DALI. IT'S CALLED "REFLECTION." NOW UP FOR SALE AT WHAT SHAW SAYS IS MARKET VALUE. THAT GARAGE SALE HAPPENED IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. WELL, WE WANTED TO TALK TO THE SELLER BUT WE FOUND OUT HE'S NOT TALKING. HE'S TOO EMBARRASSED. BUT THE MORAL OF THE STORY, FOLKS: TREASURE CAN BE ANYWHERE. COULD THIS BE AN ORIGINAL CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY SIGNED, MAYBE BY THE AUTHOR?? WE WENT SNOOPING. MAYBE THE MAIL CARRIER KNEW WHERE THE GARAGE SALE OF THE CENTURY WAS. IN THE MEANTIME, WITH A MASTERPIECE ON THE WALL, AT THE SHAW HOUSE, SOME THINGS AREN'T FOR SALE.
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Days after watching his detectives allow a murder suspect to escape from North Las Vegas Police custody, Chief of Police Alexander Perez admitted to the media that it took those detectives nearly 40 minutes to notice that Alonso Perez was gone. Alonso Perez escaped from the Detective Bureau by breaking free from his handcuff and climbing through the drop ceiling last Friday. Cameras were rolling, but Chief Perez admits, nobody was watching the feed. http://news3lv.com/news/local/video-alonso-perez-escapes-through-ceiling-police-say-mistakes-were-made
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As The Sun Shines Down On The Streets Of Las Vegas... Angela Gilmore Will Tell You How Often She Thinks About Her Daughter... But The Only Way She And Nychele Thomas Can Be Next To Their Girls -- Two Best Friends, Is When They Look Down At Their Headstones In Woodlawn Cemetery... Their Emotional Bond Is Immeasurable. Angela Says She Tries To Come Here Daily For Peace And Tranquility... But Nychele Says She Chooses To Keep Her Memories At Home... They Say Their Two Daughters... Just 17 And 18 Years Old... Got Permission To Take Their First Drive Together ... As They Headed Home On Boulder Highway... A Drunk Driver Crashed Into Them. Police Say Seong Lee Caused The Crash.. And Survived. Back On The Road Where These Two Mother's Say They Have Already Found Forgiveness... Henderson Police Officers Are Sent Out Extra Patrol To Look For Impaired Drivers. These Two Mothers Will Be The First To Say Impaired Driving Is Never An Option..
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