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Tiger sanctuary proposed near the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The World Buddhism Association Headquarters has requested a permit to install a tiger sanctuary at the corner of Paradise and Sahara Blvd. just one block off of the Las Vegas Strip.

The request, first published by Vital Vegas, is with the Winchester Town Advisory Board. While many assume the Strip is Las Vegas, it is actually not and is located within the unincorporated town of Winchester.

According to property records, the World Buddhism Association Headquarters bought a little over 11 acres at this corner in 2018 for $17.5 million.

The request asks for a use permit to allow "inherently dangerous exotic animals" and a "recreational facility with accessory retail sales, restaurant, and on-premises consumption of alcohol."... Read More

Culinary Academy distributes free food for those in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)--  The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas distributed boxes of free food for those Nevadans in need the day before Thanksgiving Wednesday.

The Culinary Academy gave out nearly 700 boxes of food. Each box came with 40 lb. of food. It contained frozen chicken and produce to help make a full meal.

Governor Steve Sisolak helped staff and volunteers at The Culinary Academy to distribute food through our community food assistance program.

"Lots of smiling, tears that are coming from some of the people in the cars that are so thankful and so appreciative of what they’re getting," Gov. Sisolak said. "It’s really heartwarming and shows you how giving this community is when there are people in need,” ... Read More

One person killed, another hospitalized following crash in southeast Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A two-vehicle crash on E. Russell Road and N. Stephanie Street has killed one person and sent another to the hospital, according to police.

Police say a call came in around 2:15 p.m. reporting a vehicle crash on E. Russell Road and N. Stephanie Street. The crash involved a white Ford SUV and a Chevy pickup truck.

#BREAKING: A deadly crash has closed Russell at Stephanie in the SE valley.

Avoid the area. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/vztfH4IGzC... Read More

Sexual harassment lawsuit against Steve Wynn can move forward, court rules

LAS VEGAS — Nine unnamed women who allege they were sexually harassed by casino mogul Steve Wynn can move forward with a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts Ltd. and the Wynn Las Vegas, a federal appeals court has decided.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed part of a district court's decision to dismiss the case and will allow the salon employees to amend it for reconsideration.

The women, manicurists and makeup artists in a salon at the Wynn Las Vegas, allege Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Resorts knew about misconduct allegations against Wynn but covered up and did not investigate them.

Wynn has consistently denied sexual misconduct allegations, which were first reported in January 2018 by the Wall Street Journal.

Wynn resigned in February 2018 as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 test positivity rates drop slightly heading into holiday weekend

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Nov. 23.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 test positivity rates are declining again in Clark County and statewide, a promising sign heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Clark County's test positivity rate is at 6.9%, down from 7.0%, and the state's rate is at 7.5%, down from 7.6%.

Cases were higher statewide (629) and in the county (479).

Hospitalizations were higher, and deaths were higher statewide, but lower in Clark County.

A look at current COVID-19 numbers:... Read More

High gas prices not slowing Thanksgiving traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - With gas prices reaching new highs, the cost to fill up does not appear to be cutting down on the number of people driving this Thanksgiving.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 23 average prices across the southwest range from $3.66/gallon regular unleaded gas in Salt Lake City, $4.86 in San Francisco, $3.19 in Reno, and $3.94 in Las Vegas.

In Clark County, AAA has the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.93 for Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Nevada's average price is $3.96 which is 57 cents lower than the national average of $3.39 and gallon... Read More

Henderson police reunite 75-year-old homeless woman with her family in Louisiana

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A 75-year-old woman who was homeless in Henderson is now reunited with her family in Louisiana and getting to know grandchildren she didn't know existed, thanks to the efforts of some Henderson police officers.

The efforts of Officers Sterling Candland and Carlos Chorens were recognized in social media posts Wednesday by the Henderson Police Department and the City of Henderson.

When the officers discovered Rose, she was living on the streets with a broken arm. They were able to locate her son in Louisiana and then surprised her with an airline ticket so she could be with her family... Read More