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City of Las Vegas reminds residents to not feed wildlife at parks, facilities, public plazas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas officials are reminding residents that feeding wildlife in city parks is prohibited.

"Excessive feeding has led to health issues for wildlife and maintenance issues for our parks," the city stated on Twitter Saturday.

The feeding of wildlife in our parks, facilities and public plazas is now prohibited

Excessive feeding has led to health issues for wildlife and maintenance issues for our parks

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Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

DETROIT (AP) — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi, the Michigan Lottery said.

“Someone in Michigan woke up to life-changing news this morning, and Kroger Michigan congratulates the newest Michigan multimillionaire,” said Rachel Hurst, a regional spokeswoman for the grocery chain. She declined to comment further.

The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The lottery's next estimated jackpot is $20 million... Read More

NEW: 53 COVID-19 deaths reported as Nevada hospitalizations continue to drop

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 53 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, with 44 of the deaths coming from Clark County, according to data released Saturday.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling average is now 21 deaths per day.

Statewide, hospitalizations dropped for the third day in a row, falling by 50 to 1,499 COVID-19 patients.

Nevada’s test positivity rate dropped again, falling from 19.9% to 19.8%, continuing a week of declines. The test positivity rate had climbed steadily since Jan. 3 before declines over the past week. The record — 22.3% — was reported on Dec. 8, 2020. Clark County’s test positivity rate is 21.2%.

The state is reporting 1,501 new COVID-19 cases, with 1,314 from Clark County. Nevada’s total cases are now at 269,713. Clark County has a total of 207,240.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nevada in 79 of the past 81 days... Read More

WATCH: Group unveils memorial for 5 local cyclists killed in Dec. 10 crash

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial (LVCM), an alliance of cycling advocacy groups, unveiled a memorial Saturday to honor the five local cyclists who lost their lives in a crash on Dec. 10, 2020.

The "LV5 Ghost Bike Unveiling & Memorial" took place at Las Vegas Ballpark’s south lot Saturday morning.

The "LV5" includes Aksoy Ahmet, 48, Michael Murray, 57, Gerrard Nieva, 41, Erin Ray, 39, and Tom Trauger, 57. ... Read More

Larry King dead at 87

LOS ANGELES (NEXSTAR) — Former CNN talk show host Larry King has died following a recent battle with COVID-19.

His company, Ora Media, made the announcement on his Twitter account.

The 87-year-old King had undergone treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported King had moved out of the intensive care unit.

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America's most prominent interviewers of celebrities, presidents and other newsmakers during a half-century career that included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN. “Larry King Live” ran in prime time from 1985 to 2010.

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Mother, daughter encourage others to get vaccinated after receiving their first doses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- While there have been issues with the vaccination process, some have found it to be simple and are encouraging others to get the vaccine as soon as they can.

"We can't get back to having conventions that help our economy, get back to concerts, all the things that make our economy tick," said Elaine and Susan Splan said. "The more people that get the vaccine and getting herd immunity the sooner our town can get back to doing what it does best."

Elaine and Susan both recently got their first doses through the Southern Nevada Health District. They said it was quick and painless.

Some other options to get the vaccine are at Smith's and CVS or Walgreens. You must have an appointment and either be 70 years of age or a frontline worker. ... Read More

Local dog loses human family to COVID-19, needs help after emergency surgery

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s no secret COVID-19 has turned so many peoples' lives upside down, but it's also put our pets through months of hardship. 

"I don't know how she's been so sweet and affectionate, given the pain she has been in, ” Francesca Fulciniti, executive director of Heaven Can Wait Animal Society said of local dog Bella.

The 7-year-old Schnauzer mix has been through hell and back, after losing her human family to COVID. 

"We got a call from Bella's extended family," Fulciniti shared, "that her owner had recently passed away from COVID."

Bella was then plagued with bladder stones so large and life threatening, she had to undergo emergency surgery Friday.

Unfortunately, Bella isn't alone in this experience. Fulciniti said the pandemic has forced so many to give up the animals they love due to health or financial hardships. ... Read More