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Mary Poppins, Moana part of Walt Disney World’s historic transformation of Epcot

ORLANDO, Fla. (KLAS) — If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Walt Disney World, we’ve got great news for you. Disney announced a massive undertaking at Epcot during D23 Expo 2019, described as the “biggest transformation of any Disney park in history.”

The overhaul will bring myriad new and immersive experiences to guests, from an attraction inspired by Mary Poppins to a pavilion brimming with adventures involving Marvel’s famous Guardians of the Galaxy.

Disney says the park will be unified through four neighborhoods: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. To top it all off, the largest nighttime spectacular show will debut in 2020, dubbed “HarmonioUS”... Read More

New airport scanners could allow liquids and laptop to be left carry-ons

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Getting through airport security can be a hassle but there’s new technology rolling out that will get you through lines more quickly.

Currently, when you get to the TSA checkpoint, you have to take your liquids, laptops, and cellphones out of your bag. But that could soon be a thing of the past with 3-D scanners. McCarran International Airport doesn’t have the scanners yet, but they are in use in dozens of airports across the United Kingdom and United States, including at Los Angeles LAX, New York’s JFK and Chicago’s O’Hare. The 300 scanners in the U.S. will be all deployed by the end of 2020, according to the TSA.

The new scanner allows screeners to zoom in and rotate a carry-on bag for a 360-degree view. It’s not just about saving time, but it should also improve security... Read More

Quagga mussels invade Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials are looking for ways to contain invasive mussels that are wreaking havoc in waterways in the area. Governor Sisolak opened an Invasive Mussels Leadership Forum Tuesday — hosted by the Western Governors’ Association addressing the issues surrounding the mussels.

The quagga mussels are freshwater mollusks that typically have a zebra-like pattern on their shells. They are not native to North America, but can spread by clinging to boats and engines. According to the National Park Service, the spread of the quagga mussels will potentially cost millions of dollars by clogging engines, covering boats and facilities, disrupting the food chain and littering beaches... Read More

It’s Back: Pumpkin Spice Latte

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The much-anticipated pumpkin spice latte is available once again at Starbucks. Never mind, it’s above 100 degrees outside.

The coffee company is also introducing a new pumpkin creation called the pumpkin cream cold brew. As the name suggests, it’s cold brew and vanilla, topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice.

This is big business for the coffee chain, Starbucks makes nearly $500 billion selling pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin spice has been on Starbuck’s menu since 2003... Read More

Extra hot temps aren’t budging

Sunny skies and plenty of heat rolls on right through our Tuesday. Heat Warnings will stay in place for another couple of days so keep your cool plan in place. In fact, while normal average highs keep going down, the afternoons continue to stay very hot to finish the month. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast does have a glimmer of hope with a chance of rain by Labor Day... Read More

Man wounded in shooting near Las Vegas Blvd. and Bonanza

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded Tuesday morning. It happened at the Seigel Suites near Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, several witnesses called to report the sound of gunshots and screaming just after 5 a.m. When police arrived, they found a man suffering a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital.

Police said a possible suspect was seen leaving the area in a 4-door older model sedan... Read More

INTERVIEW: Nevada Film Office hosts toy drive

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) Nevada Film Office is collecting toys to benefit the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to help raise the spirts of Nevada children battling cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Nevada Film Office located at 6655 W. Sahara Ave. Suite C106. Toys with non-porous surfaces so they can be cleaned are preferred such as Lego sets, Fisher-Price infant/toddler/pre-school play sets and figurines. Also needed are art sets, slime kits and gift cards for the older kids.

The Film Office is collecting toys until Friday, August 30.

For more information, click here... Read More