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Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y. on Wednesday. A worker helping to set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl, now named Rockefeller, among the tree's massive branches on Monday. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild Saturday.

The adult male Saw-whet owl was dubbed Rockefeller after it was discovered Monday by a worker setting up the towering holiday tree in Manhattan. The Norway spruce was cut down 170 miles (275 kilometers) northwest in upstate New York and brought to Manhattan on Saturday... Read More

Police looking for truck involved in crash with unmarked Metro vehicle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police hope the public can help find a truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash with an unmarked and unoccupied Metro police vehicle that left two people injured.

The crash happened Friday, Nov. 13 around 9 p.m. in the area of Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard. A detective and citizen near the vehicle suffered minor injuries in the crash. The driver could face assault with a deadly weapon charges.

The truck is described as an oxidized bluish/gray colored 2nd generation Dodge Ram extended cab pick-up truck. The truck is between the years of 1994-2001 with large after-market chrome rims. At the time of the incident, the passenger headlamp was out and it had damage to the rear of the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LVMPD Dispatch at 702-828-3111 and ask for the on-call vice sgt. or detective... Read More

Reno hospital sets up care site in parking garage to handle increase in COVID-19 patients

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Renown hospital system in Northern Nevada has starting treating patients in an alternate care site set up in a hospital parking garage as hospitalizations continue to rise due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

Forty patients are currently being treated in the alternate site but it can eventually handle as many as 700 within the next few weeks, if needed.

Thursday, Nevada reported a new daily record of 2,416 positive cases and the test positivity rate of 15.6% is at its highest point ever.

The Renown Medical Center said it is experiencing inpatient hospital capacity challenges due to COVID-19 and seasonal fluctuations. The alternate site allows patients and caregivers to remain on the hospital campus and will be used for patients who are stable and improving... Read More

Finishing the week with clouds

Clouds will keep coming today to mix it up with the sunshine. Highs will still rise above normal, making it to near 70 by our Friday afternoon. Not looking for rain from these clouds, but there is plenty of them pouring in from off the west coast so expect them to stick around overnight, too. The weekend looks sunnier again and warmer. But Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast says temps should start to cool down by the time we're setting the table for turkey dinner next week!... Read More

Saturday marks 40 years since tragic MGM Las Vegas fire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- On Nov. 21, 1980, a devastating fire raced through the MGM Grand hotel (now Bally's Las Vegas) killing 87 people and injuring more than 600. That tragedy led to sweeping safety changes that now stretch far beyond the Las Vegas Strip.

(Original Caption) Several of the scores of helicopters used to rescue people from the roof of the MGM Grand Hotel can be seen hovering over the hotel here. At least 75 people have died in the fast moving fire, but the helicopters were able to pluck over 1,000 people from the building. (Photo: Getty Images)

The electrical fire started in a restaurant creating a fireball that tore through the casino floor and sent smoke and fumes through the ventilation system into the hotel rooms where people were sleeping. Many of the deaths were due to smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning... Read More

Donny Osmond announces new residency show at Harrah's Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Music icon, Donny Osmond, announced his return to Las Vegas and his first-ever solo multi-year residency at Harrah's. Osmond posted the news on Twitter that his shows will begin in Aug. 2021.

I am thrilled to announce my return to Las Vegas in August 2021 with my first-ever solo residency… exclusively @HarrahsVegas!

Tickets go on sale Tues 11/24, with an exclusive fan presale Mon 11/23. #DonnyinVegas

Find tickets here: https://t.co/w3TfOxrRgn pic.twitter.com/4n2RQS8Y6P... Read More

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic -- but not until after a long, hard winter.

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

The companies said that protection plus a good safety record means the vaccine should qualify for emergency use authorization, something the Food and Drug Administration can grant before the final testing is fully complete. In addition to Friday's FDA submission, they have already started “rolling” applications in Europe and the U.K. and intend to submit similar information soon... Read More