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Nevada Taxicab Authority board establishes zone-based fares between McCarran Airport and Resort Corridor

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a historic move, the five-member Nevada Taxicab Authority Board voted Thursday unanimously to implement zone-based pricing for taxi trips between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor. The new fare structure will be rolled out as a six-month pilot program and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. 

Traditional time and distance pricing will remain in effect for trips that occur outside of the zones. The zone-based pricing proposal was one of many recommendations that came from a series of informal roundtable discussions between members of the taxicab industry and the Nevada Taxicab Authority. The Taxicab Authority was tasked with evaluating industry-wide challenges and opportunities... Read More

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Lopez and Shakira both posted a photo of them standing side by side on social media to announce the news. “Going to see the world on fire,” Lopez wrote.

“It doesn’t get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!” Shakira wrote... Read More

MUGSHOT: Woman accused of causing deadly crash near Sahara and Jones faces numerous charges, including DUI

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The mugshot was released Thursday of the woman accused of causing a deadly crash Wednesday near the intersection of W. Sahara Avenue and S. Jones Boulevard. Investigators say 33-year-old Eileen Gonzalez was impaired when she struck the center median and hit two cars, killing another driver.

The driver killed in was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 56-year-old Christina E. Gates.

A third car was also damaged, and several others had minor injuries. The area was shut down to traffic Tuesday for several hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up the scene.

Gonzalez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where she faces the following charges:... Read More

  • DUI above the legal limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with revoked driver’s license
  • Failure to maintain lane, improper lane change
  • Basic speed – 1-10 mph over the posted limit

HealthCare.gov incorrectly sent out open enrollment notices

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a statement issued by Nevada Health Link, the organization announced that it had become aware that the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, known as HealthCare.gov had incorrectly sent notices to Nevada consumers regarding the upcoming open enrollment period.

The incorrect notices were sent to Nevada consumers via mail, email and through notices on the HealthCare.gov portal.

“These notices from the Marketplace were sent in error. Nevadans who received these notices from the Marketplace should be aware that NevadaHealthLink.com is the only place to get enrolled in a qualified health plan during the next open enrollment period beginning on November 1, 2019, ” said Heather Korbulic, Executive Director for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. ... Read More

Las Vegas newspapers battling in courts over operations pact

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas newspaper battle is heating up, after the Las Vegas Sun filed a new federal lawsuit against the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its owner, the family of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

The civil antitrust and unfair trade practices complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas accuses the Review-Journal of violating a 30-year-old Joint Operating Agreement that has the Sun published and delivered as a section within the Review-Journal.

Review-Journal attorney Benjamin Lipman on Wednesday called the Sun contentions baseless.

The Sun accuses the Review-Journal of wanting to silence local competition and undercut criticism of Adelson’s business and political activities.

Adelson is the multi-billionaire chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands and a top Republican party donor.

The Sun also is suing the Review-Journal in Nevada state court... Read More

Board of Health looks to the restaurant industry for ways to cover expenses

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Board of Health is examining ways to work with the restaurant industry of Southern Nevada to find a more equitable way to cover the district’s expenses.

The board chair, Scott Black, directed the health district to take the next 12 months to re-examine the rate hike proposals and work closer with restaurants in the Valley to find a solution.

In a meeting Thursday, the board discussed several items including some ideas to offset costs were discussed including an $18 hike per restaurant for 2020; however, none of these were approved or voted on, since the board would first have to put these items on the agenda for the next public meeting before it could be up for approval.

A fee hike would make up $400,000 of the current deficit. This item along with others are still under consideration. ... Read More

Middle school bullying victim dies after fight

MORENO VALLEY, CA (WCMH/CNN) — A teen in California died Tuesday, just over a week after a vicious fight at his middle school. Now the two other kids involved are in custody.  

Cell phone video shows two boys punching a classmate, named Diego, on the Landmark Middle School campus more than a week ago.  

Diego, 13, was declared clinically dead more than week after the fight.  

The two boys in the video were arrested, accused of punching and hitting Diego so hard, that he fell into a concrete pillar.  

Moreno Valley Superintendent, Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, urged parents and students to anonymously report concerns they may have.  

“I want to reassure our parents and our community that safety and security of our students is our top priority, and we have additional measures in place to keep them safer than they’ve ever been.”   

Student Sofia Aparicio was near the fight but could not see much and does know what started it.  ... Read More