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Excessive heat warning issued for Wednesday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than a half-dozen excessive heat warnings have been issued for Las Vegas and surrounding areas during this long hot summer, each one sometimes lasting for several days at a time. Another one was issued for Wednesday because Las Vegas valley temperatures are expected to range from 104 to 109 degrees.

The heat warning was also issued for Lake Mead and along the Colorado River where temperatures Wednesday afternoon could reach 114 degrees... Read More

Opportunity Village hosting fashion show fundraiser

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Opportunity Village happens this weekend and it involves a unique fashion show. It’s the annual ‘Fall into Fashion’ show to benefit the Pride Program.

Opportunity Village offers resources for adults with special needs. Some of those adults will be strutting their stuff on the runway in the latest gear for this benefit.

“This is my first time being in the fashion show. I’m going to love it,” said Jamie, who benefits from the programs at Opportunity Village.

Opportunity Village has four different locations and each one is a safe haven for adults with intellectual and other related disabilities. They provide job training, art programs, and daily care for more than 1,000 individuals... Read More

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids’ privacy law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.

The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million and the company will pay an additional $34 million to New York state to resolve similar allegations.

The fine is the largest the agency has yet leveled against Google, although it is tiny compared to the $5 billion fine the FTC imposed against Facebook this year for privacy violations.

The FTC has been investigating YouTube for the way it handles the data of kids under the age of 13. Young children are protected by a federal law that requires parental consent before companies can collect and share their personal information... Read More

1 October survivor reacts to plans for the site of the mass shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Plans revealed by MGM Resorts International for the site of the 1 October mass shooting isn’t sitting well with some of those who survived the attack that left 58 people dead and hundreds injured.

The company says first, it will be a parking lot and then, a community and athletic center. MGM Resorts says the area will host parking for events at Allegient stadium.

“Them making the grounds into a parking lot, which is something so minuscule, you know, it just seems very final that people are just moving on,” said Karinda Jennings, a survivor who lives in Wisconsin. “Those memories, those feelings, those actions are never going to be detached from that space. So, when it feels like MGM and others try to detach it, it just kind of feels like it’s discrediting everything that we went through, and it’s not honoring the people that were lost and injured there.”... Read More

Blue Bunny ice cream maker buying Nevada plant

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa company that makes Blue Bunny ice cream is buying a plant in Nevada, making it its fifth U.S. production facility.

Wells Enterprises said Tuesday that the Unilever plant in Henderson will help Wells meet the growing demand for its products in the western United States. Besides Blue Bunny ice cream, Wells makes Bomb Pops and private label ice cream and packs products for other companies.

The family owned Wells declined to say how much it is paying for the Henderson plant, which has about 250 employees who are expected to be retained.

Two of Wells’ four existing manufacturing plants are in Le Mars, Iowa. It also has one in Dunkirk, New York, and one in Lakewood, New Jersey... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Complete closure of Summerlin Parkway

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – It’s almost as if the ghost of Project Neon is now haunting Summerlin Parkway.

Of course, we’re long done with the big-time complete closures of I-15 and US95 during the state’s biggest construction project.

But the city of Las Vegas has a pretty big closure scheduled for Thursday night into early Friday for both directions of Summerlin Parkway between Buffalo and Rampart. Anyone who’s driven there recently should have noticed the ongoing project to build a pedestrian bridge at Cimarron (between Buffalo and Durango). That’s the reason for the closure: crews will be pouring concrete for the bridge deck itself. The closure is scheduled to run from 9pm Thursday to 5am Friday.

When completed in April of next year, there will be connections from the bridge to the Cimarron Road and Bonanza Trail areas along with other landscaping improvements... Read More

Nevada sees large increase in red light accident fatalities

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A report says the number of fatal auto accidents in Nevada caused by drivers running red lights increased by 60% between 2008 and 2017.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday that research by AAA found nine people were killed in 2008 compared to 23 in 2017 in accidents involving red traffic lights.

The automobile association says 147 people died in Nevada red-light crashes during that time.

AAA says that among Nevada’s red-light crashes in 2017, 57% of those who died were not in the vehicle that was responsible for the collision.

The organization says 939 people died nationwide in 2017 after drivers ran red lights.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety says 2,212 people were seriously injured in intersection-related crashes between 2012 and 2016... Read More