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Kelvin Atkinson gets 27 months in prison over misused campaign funds

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, D-Las Vegas, was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison, along with 3 years probation and $249,900 fine for misusing campaign funds.

#BREAKING: Federal judge sentences former NV State Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson to 27 months in prison, along with 3 years probation and $249,900 fine for misusing campaign funds. #8NN

— Patrick Walker (@PatrickWalker) July 18, 2019

Senior U.S. District Judge James Mahan sentenced Atkinson on federal wire fraud charges, adding, “This is not a happy day.”

“You have violated the public’s trust.”... Read More

I-Team Exclusive: ‘Storm Area 51’ joke explodes, little Nevada town prepares

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Facebook spoof that called for a public invasion of the top secret Area 51 military base has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon and is growing bigger by the hour.

As of Wednesday, more than 1.5 million people had pledged to join the effort and storm Area 51 on Sept. 20. And another 1.1 million said they’re thinking about it.

If only a fraction of those people show up, it would have a huge impact on rural Nevada.

The Extraterrestrail, or ET Highway, is on Nevada’s Route 375, just north of Area 51. (KLAS-TV)

The I-Team has been reporting on Area 51 for three decades. Area 51 is almost synonymous with secrecy. Even though the person who proposed the idea meant it as a joke, it has taken on a life of its own in news reports, social media and in ominous warnings by the U.S. military.

The man who started it all has remained anonymous but agreed to speak with the I-Team’s George Knapp. ... Read More

Ultimate horsemanship on display in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new one-day show has come to Las Vegas and it’s an acrobatic equestrian production at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. It’s a unique kind of show.

The show will be on Sunday, July 21. It incorporates aerialist, fire and Roman riding all in one. There are 15 performers and 22 horses. Tickets are on sale starting at $25 and there are two shows offered.

Reporter Bianca Holman spent some time with the performers Thursday morning
and even learned a new trick... Read More

Bud Light teases special Area 51 labels, offers any escaped aliens free beer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — Yesterday, Bud Light set out to up the ante on September 20’s Area 51 raid by offering free Bud Light to any alien that escapes Area 51 – and that was only the beginning.

Area 51 Special Edition. pic.twitter.com/8wGbSLqY6r

— Bud Light (@budlight) July 17, 2019

The thought of offering America’s favorite light lager to creatures from another world got Twitter users buzzing and Bud Light doubled-down on the promise by serving up a Bud Light Area 51 special edition label.

Fans immediately hopped on board with the thought of a limited edition label.

Bud Light shared that if this tweet receives 51,000+ retweets, they will make the label a reality. ... Read More

Back to normal, but still hot

Afternoons will stay normally hot for mid-July, but thankfully the dry air helps us handle the heat fairly well. That looks to change next week as monsoon moisture will start creeping our way and maybe stick around. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has a chance of thunderstorms you need to plan for... Read More

Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing her two young daughters in 2017.

Prosecutors declined to pursue the death penalty against 31-year-old Sarah Nicole Henderson in exchange for her guilty plea Wednesday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of her 7- and 5-year-old daughters.

Henderson has been in custody since her arrest in November 2017 at her home near Mabank, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

Authorities have said sheriff’s deputies initially were summoned to the home about a possibly suicidal woman. They cleared the scene but authorities received a 911 call three hours later about the shooting.

KETK-TV in Tyler reported that Henderson last year sought an insanity defense but was found competent to stand trial... Read More

Starved teen weighed 24 lbs at time of death, mother pleads no contest to murder

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Amy FaJohn entered her plea in court on Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and felony child neglect.

A coroner said that when 13-year-old Jalen Goldsborough was found dead last year, he had sores, sunken skin and weighed just 24 pounds (11 kilograms). Prosecutors say Jalen Goldsborough was disabled after his father physically abused him when he was an infant.

In 2005, Charles Byron Goldsborough II was convicted of aggravated malicious wounding for shaking Jalen Goldsborough so violently it caused blindness and brain injuries.

FaJohn lived with her boyfriend, Anthony Saunders. He pleaded guilty to felony child neglect Wednesday... Read More