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Police: Vehicle used to dislodge 2 ATM machines

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are investigating two incidents were someone dragged an ATM machine off its foundation.

The first incident was reported at 3:36 a.m. at a Wells Fargo bank on Rainbow Boulevard near Warm Springs Road. In that case, the suspect was able to use a vehicle to drag the machine for more than 100 feet. The ATM was found discarded behind a nearby business, police said.

Less than an hour later, at 4:21 a.m., police received a call of another incident involving a Wells Fargo ATM machine. This one was on Charleston Boulevard near Decatur. (Video above is from second scene after police arrived)

When police arrived at that scene, the suspect had fled but left behind the truck used in the attempted theft.

It is unknown at this time if the two incidents are related... Read More

Police investigate shooting at Siegel Suites near Twain, Paradise

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is hospitalized after being shot three times in an early morning shooting at the Siegel Suites located on Twain Avenue near Paradise Road.

According to Metro Police, the shooting was reported at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday after an man walked into an apartment where there were three people. Police said he repeatedly shot one of the occupants.

The shooting victim was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect and one of the occupants left the apartment and remain at large... Read More

NV Energy, Las Vegas Valley Water District to restart disconnects for non-payment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Nevada utilities will start disconnecting customers who aren’t paying starting in September.

NV Energy will disconnect those who haven’t paid, have a past-due balance, or haven’t indicated they’re facing hardships brought on by COVID-19. Customers will get 10-day and 48-hour notices. NV Energy has information on payment assistance programs at this link.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District will go back to normal bill collections on Sept. 1.

The utilities suspended payments or waived late fees temporarily for those facing financial hardships amid the pandemic... Read More

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out.

The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her prominence in a crucial battleground state and her aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak there. But by late spring, the nation was in the midst of a reckoning over race and inequality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes... Read More

CCSD virtual meeting to address magnet, CTA distance learning questions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Families who have students in magnet or career and technical programs could get questions answered Wednesday on how distance learning will take place.

There’s a virtual meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Facebook to discuss magnet and CTA programs. There are numerous career-based programs offered by the district and include everything from culinary, theater, pre-med, finance and forensic science. The programs are designed to prepare students interested in various careers. The meeting will be streamed on the CCSD parents’ page on Facebook.

Parents have raised concerns about how those programs will be handled during the pandemic.

On Tuesday, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara and CCSD Trustee Deanna Wright help a virtual town hall and addressed some concerns... Read More

Parents of CCSD students with special needs plan Wednesday morning protest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The start of the new school year for thousands of Clark County School District children is less than two weeks away and families are dealing with new challenges and schedules because of distance learning.

Parents have raised concerns about how the district plans to handle educating students with special needs. Some of the parents and students plan to make their frustrations known Wednesday morning with a protest.

A Facebook group involving parents of special education students are organizing the event because they want a cohort option for their children versus distance learning.

Parents say some personalized learning plans require children to have access to things like speech therapy, one-on-one aides, and physiological or physical therapy. The parents are concerned their children will fail meeting educational milestones and potentially regress... Read More

‘Java with Jara’ virtual town hall addresses concerns and answers parents’ questions concerning distance education

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Parents still have many questions, as the upcoming school year quickly approaches. Clark County School District students start full-time distance education on Aug. 24. District leaders hosted a virtual town hall Tuesday night to address the many different concerns some parents may have.

CCSD has laid out more details about what everyone can expect, and while some parents are not confident in the plan, others remain optimistic.

Ava Mucikyan just took her 8-year-old son out of CCSD, saying the district’s at-home learning model will not be effective.

“Once I realized that they’re actually just going online, I immediately had to pull the trigger,” Mucikyan said. “My biggest fear was to have 30 kids in front of a computer; try to manage that if you can’t do it in a classroom, so there’s plenty [of] concerns.”... Read More