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$10,000 reward offered in Atlanta killing of 8-year-old girl

ATLANTA (AP) — The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched Monday for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent protests.

Police identified the girl killed on Saturday night as Secoriea Turner. And officers returned to the scene late Sunday to investigate another shooting, steps away from where Secoriea was shot, that left one person dead at the scene and two others injured, news outlets reported.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for justice in Secoriea’s death during an emotional news conference Sunday with the girl’s grief-stricken mother.

“You shot and killed a baby,” the mayor said. “And there wasn’t just one shooter, there were at least two shooters.”... Read More

WEB EXTRA Koalas sisters meet for the first time

KOALA SISTERS MEET: “Anna” is a baby koala at the Australian Reptile Park. On June 26, she met her older sister “Elsa” while mom watched closely. The two are named after the Disney characters from the movie “Frozen.”... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – NDOT’s 4-year plan

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – You can get in on the ground floor to really complain about what’s driving you crazy.

The emails and phone calls you send to me are great. Now you can take your concerns to the next level. The Nevada Dept of Transportation is taking public comment about their “STIP” – the state’s four year planning document that stands for “Statewide Traffic Improvement Plan.” While it includes plans for building new roads, it also includes mass transit, rail, pedestrian walkways and even bicycle projects. NDOT has a draft list of dozens of project proposals, including various work on the 95/515 from Eastern to Charleston, around Desert Inn, as well as the interchange at Flamingo. One of the other proposals involves landscaping work at I-15 and Spring Mountain. Public comment will be taken until the end of the month. There are more than 200 projects on the list.

Here’s the link to them: ... Read More

Two Las Vegas animal shelters to participate in national pet adoption event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Now that the Fourth of July holiday weekend has wrapped up, animal shelters are facing a busy time. The holiday is the biggest day of the year for animals to run away during fireworks, parties and other stressful triggers.

To help shelter partners with this busy time, BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring reduced adoption fees for cats and dogs ($25 or less) on July 10, 11 and 12 at 160 shelters across 32 states, including two in the Las Vegas valley.

Las Vegas participants:... Read More

More heat & wind this week

Sunny skies and mostly light winds with more heat coming our way today. After a hot holiday weekend, afternoon temps will be just a little hotter, up near 110 degrees! Gusty winds return tomorrow and we’re staying very, very dry as temps dip ever so slightly by midweek. But Sherry’s most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast says they won’t last as we will face our hottest temperatures of the year this weekend... Read More

7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded.

In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in the street in the Englewood neighborhood, police spokesman Tom Ahern said. Two males died at the scene and two more, including a 14-year-old boy, died at a hospital, Ahern said.

Four others were injured; one was in critical condition and the other three were in fair condition, Ahern said. The four attackers fled the scene. No one was arrested.

The 7-year-old girl was fatally shot in the head while standing on the sidewalk at her grandmother’s house during a Fourth of July party around 7 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

Suspects got out of a car and began shooting, police said. No one has been arrested... Read More

Newsfeed Now: 4th of July party goes viral; Tracking Bruno the Bear

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends.

(KARK/NEXSTAR) – A video showing hundreds of people partying in Diamond Lake, near the Michigan-Indiana boarder Saturday, has gone viral. WOOD’s Donovan Long reports.

For the full story: CLICK HERE.

Other stories in today’s show:

RECORD CASE NUMBERS: Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, pushing the state over the 200,000-case threshold. WFLA’s Alexis Pastore joins the conversation. ... Read More