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Big Boy restaurant chain changes mascot

WAYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The red plaid overall-laden Big Boy statue will no longer be the face of Big Boy restaurants starting Monday. 

Though the name will remain, the Big Boy mascot will be replaced with a girl named Dolly

It’s part of a promotional campaign announcing the release of the chain’s new fried chicken sandwich, but Frank Alessandrini, Big Boy director of training, said Big Boy could be going bye-bye... Read More

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weekend spent stoking division, President Donald Trump on Monday went after NASCAR’s only Black driver and criticized its decision to ban the Confederate flag at its races and venues.

Exploiting racial tensions, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating “a hoax” after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall they had been assigned to.

Federal authorities ruled last month that the rope had been hanging there since at least last October and was not a hate crime. Wallace has maintained the rope had been fashioned into a noose... Read More

Major 2-mile long road project starts on Jones Blvd.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Construction begins on a major road improvement project in the northwest valley.

This is a $6 million project and will improve a two-mile section of Jones Boulevard from Upland Boulevard, just south of U.S. 95, to Smoke Ranch Road.

The improvements will make the smoother for commuters and people living in the area will have more handicapped accessible curbs and crosswalks.

Those who live in the area say the upgrades are long overdue.

“I excersie and I run these streets. I’ve lived in this area for 10 years and these streets are a disaster,” said Jimmy Melville, Las Vegas resident. “From what I’ve learned, they are going to repave them, the sidewalks, everything which is great.”... Read More

CCSD special board meeting to address back to school plans amid pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Safely reopening schools in the fall is a hot topic for parents, teachers, and students and Monday night the Clark County School Board of Trustees will dig into the administration’s plan at a special meeting.

CCSD is tasked with getting around 300,000 students and their teachers back into a somewhat normal learning environment during the pandemic.

 The plan calls for blended learning and students would attend school two days a week and learn remotely for the other three days. Parents also have the option of a digital-only plan where all learning would be done virtually.

The plans also include masks, forced social distancing, and enhanced cleaning.

“This unconventional plan isn’t an educational structure that is conducive to long-term positive outcomes. But it is a plan that will ensure our students have an educational future,” said Dr. Jesus Jara, CCSD superintendent... Read More

Late night shooting sends 3 to hospital, 1 critically injured

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting at a house party that sent three people to the hospital.

Police said it happened just after midnight Monday in the 6200 block of Capehart Falls Street, near Azure Avenue and Pecos Road.

Officers located a large number of people attending a party at a residence in the area.

All three victims were transported to University Medical Center. One person is reported to have critical injuries and the other two have non life-threatening injuries.

Police believe suspect took off before they arrived. NLV Police say they do not believe this was a random act of violence and are working diligently with victims and witnesses to get suspect information.

No arrests have been made... Read More

Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies after battle with COVID-19

Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.

Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.

Cordero had a succession of health setbacks. Cordero entered the emergency room on March 30 and had a succession of health setbacks, including mini-strokes, blood clots, septis infections, a tracheostomy and a temporary pacemaker implanted. He had been on a ventilator and unconscious and had his right leg amputated. A double lung transplant was being explored... Read More

NLVPD searching for missing, endangered man

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing and endangered man. Officials say 32-year-old Herman Clemons went missing around 2 p.m. Sunday.

He was last seen taking out the trash near his home in the 1000 block of East Carey.

Clemons is described as a black man, 5’8″, 132 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts and a blue knee brace on his right knee. He is the male in the white shirt in the picture above.

Police say Clemons suffers from a “diminished mental capacity” making him unable to take care of himself.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clemons is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at (702) 633-9111... Read More