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Attorney advertises ahead of #StormArea51

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — At least one local attorney is taking advantage of the #StormArea51 movement. Garrett T. Ogata posted this advertisement on his Facebook page:

Posted by The Law Office of Garrett T. Ogata on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Yes, it’s real.

And it has picked up a lot of traction on Facebook and even Twitter.

You and your alien are going to need a good lawyer #StormArea51 (via @Tony_Camblin) pic.twitter.com/cqiGyxEVCD... Read More

Nevada man charged with child’s killing on Indian reservation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Native-American man on the Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation is facing charges of first degree murder in the death of a child.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ray Johnson announced in a news conference that a federal grand jury indicted Colon Jackson. According to the indictment, the child was killed by child abuse on Jan. 9, 2019. The child was born in 2015.

No other details were released at the news conference... Read More

Life is Beautiful Festival announces new addition to 2019 lineup

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Life is Beautiful Music and Arts Festival just announced a new addition to its much-anticipated 2019 lineup: South Korean group Monsta X.

The band is the first K-pop group to play at Life is Beautiful, now in its seventh year. Monsta X has had a ‘monster’ 2019, exploding in popularity, appearing on high-profile television programs and wrapping its sold-out North America tour on Aug. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Life is Beautiful has also sold out the past two years, with musical highlights including the likes of The Weeknd, Lorde, The Gorillaz and Florence & the Machine, among others.

This year’s festival will bring over 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas to life with dynamic artists, world-class food offerings and original works from international artists.

Ticket offerings range from $315 for general admission to $2,750 for all-in. ... Read More

Annual “Fill the Plate” drive kicks off next week

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A week from Tuesday, officials from across Southern Nevada are coming together to kick off the fourth annual “Fill the Plate” food and fund drive. The month-long food drive is put on through Three Square Food Bank.

Mayors, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians will help place the first food items on the 30′ by 30′ plate graphic in the food bank’s South Warehouse to commemorate the start of the drive. People and businesses are encouraged to help fill the plate with non-perishable food items.

Individuals, businesses and organizations can collect and drop off non-perishable food items directly on the plate throughout the month of September. Throughout the campaign canned goods and boxes of food will be added to the plate to represent monetary donations made online. ... Read More

Union agrees to mediation in teacher contract talks with CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The union that represents school teachers, who are threatening a strike, has agreed to enter into mediation with the Clark County School District, according to a strongly worded news release from the district.

The release reads “the district is pleased that the union has agreed to mediation after days of using stalling tactics and threats that have left this entire community on edge.”

Teachers have threatened to walk off the job on Sept. 10 but the school district is attempting to prevent that from happening with legal action. The district filed for an injunction Monday to stop the strike. By Nevada law, it’s illegal for public employees to strike. The union, CCEA, could face a $50,000 daily fine and penalties.

READ: CCSD news release on mediation... Read More

Red Cross, Sports Clips partner to help kids kick cancer this September

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The American Red Cross and Sports Clips are calling on eligible donors to help kids, teens and young adults fight cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Approximately 11,060 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates. But thanks to medical advances, more than 80 percent of these patients now survive five years or more.

Blood and platelet donors of all types are urgently needed to help children with cancer who are at risk for low red blood cell or platelet counts.

Patients will likely require transfusions on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or other treatments. ... Read More

Spurning Amazon aid, Brazil brings up Notre Dame fire

JACUNDA NATIONAL FOREST, Brazil (AP) — Brazil insisted on Tuesday that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems.

The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge of tens of millions of dollars by the Group of Seven nations for the Amazon region.

Brazil has bristled over what it views as neo-colonial interference by Europe on matters of sovereignty and economic development. The acrimony appears to be undercutting hopes of united action to protect the Amazon’s rainforests, a major absorber of carbon dioxide that is described as a critical defense against climate change... Read More