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Cat rescued from interstate ready for adoption

LAS VEGAS
(KLAS) —
A cat was stranded in the middle of the freeway, during the
evening rush hour on Wednesday, but thanks to NHP troopers, that cat is now
safe. Staff at The Animal Foundation have named the cat Abby, and she’s ready
to be adopted!

“Abby’s doing very well,”
said Kelly Leahy — Communications Manager at The Animal Foundation. “She’s a
little scared, a little nervous.”

Nevada Highway Patrol
troopers rescued Abby Wednesday night after she was found soaking wet and
stranded in a center median near the I-15 and Spring Mountain.

“We’re really grateful
that NHP troopers take responsibility for rescuing animals,” Leahy said. “It
helps animal control, which ultimately helps us care for more animals and find
them forever homes.”... Read More

Arrest Report: Suspect knocked an officer unconscious prior to officer-involved shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re learning more information about an officer-involved shooting that happened at McCarran International Airport. The incident happened on November 21 in the early morning hours.

According to the arrest report, at about 3:30 a.m., McCarran officials were alerted to a door alarm in Terminal 3. A second door alarm went off about five minutes later. Metro officers responded to the area and then received a call about 15 minutes later about a suspicious man near the area of gate C23 on the tarmac of Terminal 1.

The man was later identified as 32-year-old Jordan Henry. The employee who made the call to police, continued to follow Henry and provide updates as he made his way through restricted areas.

An officer identified as G. Bello saw Henry walking into a restricted area marked “Node 4 Oversized Luggage.” Officer Bello identified himself as police and yelled for Henry to stop, but Henry refused... Read More

Caesars Entertainment completes sale of the Rio Hotel-Casino for $516.3 million

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Caesars Entertainment completed the sale of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino for $516.3 million. The hotel-casino was sold to a company affiliated with Dreamscape Companies, owned and controlled by Eric Birnbaum.

Dreamscape acquires, repositions and/or develops hospitality, residential, retail, gaming and entertainment assets.

A Caesars subsidiary also took part in the deal, entering a lease with the buyer that will allow Caesars to continue to operate the property for a minimum of two years. The annualized rent is $45 million. The Rio’s buyer may extend this lease for a third year, paying Caesars $7 million to do so. After the lease term is up, the buyer may allow Caesars to continue its management of the property or transition services to the buyer.

Caesars Rewards members may continue the reap the benefits of the program, as Rio will continue to be a part of the network throughout the lease term. ... Read More

Kascade is latest to file lawsuit over closure of KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another lawsuit has been filed in regards to the closing of KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub. According to court documents Big City Dynasty Corp. and Ryan Raddon, who’s known professionally as Kascade, are suing F.P. Holdings, L.P. for breach of contract. 

Big City Dynasty Corp. and Kascade want all payments promised to them in their contracts, along with payment for attorney’s fees. It’s all part of the Artists Performance Agreement section of the contract.

According to the court documents, Kascade “appeared for and performed at each of the performances during the first nine months of 2019,” and F.P. Holdings, L.P. made full payments to the DJ. However, in August of 2019, F.P. Holdings, L.P. “begin unilaterally canceling” Kascade’s performances scheduled for Oct. 2019. And then on Nov. 5, F.P. Holdings, L.P. announced that the club was closing... Read More

Guard: Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Minnesota; 3 aboard

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, a state National Guard official said.

Minnesota National Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens told the St. Cloud Times the UH-60 crashed near Pearl Lake after it lost contact with the base Thursday afternoon.

The Guard lost contact with the helicopter shortly after taking off on a maintenance test flight from St. Cloud on Thursday afternoon, Heusdens said. The helicopter called mayday about 9 minutes after takeoff.

“Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our Guardsmen and our thoughts are with our soldiers and their families at this time,” Heusdens said in a statement before the crash was confirmed.

The Guard’s base near St. Cloud Regional Airport has been in operation since 2009, with Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters maintained there... Read More

Official: Sailor used service weapon to kill at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. sailor shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial already had plans for additional security for the annual ceremony before the shooting Wednesday across the harbor at the Navy’s shipyard, spokesman Jay Blount said.

About a dozen survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing were expected to attend Saturday, along with dignitaries and service members.

The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old G. Romero, according to a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details that had not been made public... Read More

Hershey Bears’ fans help set new world record with ‘Teddy Bear Toss’

HERSHEY, Penn. (KLAS) — The Hershey Bears have once again established a new world record in one of the more unusual promotions in all of sports. The Bears, the oldest and most decorated team in the American Hockey League, collected 45,650 teddy bears and stuffed animals in its annual Teddy Bear Toss.

This surpasses the club’s previous world record of 34,798 collected in 2018. The world-famous event sees fans throw stuffed animals onto the ice following the team’s first goal of the game.

The stuffed animals are then collected and donated to around 40 local charities ahead of the holiday season... Read More