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Florida deputies rescue “Dorian the Dog”

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida (KLAS) — A deputy in Orange County, Florida, made an adorable rescue as Hurricane Dorian churned toward the East Coast.

According to a Facebook post, deputies initially responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that was partially-flooded in a ditch. Deputy Tolliver found the furry friend amid the wreckage.

Tolliver decided to name her Dorian, and she’s capturing hearts everywhere.

The storm is currently making its trek up the East Coast, where warnings are posted from the east coast of Florida to eastern North Carolina. ... Read More

TRAFFIC ALERT: Car fire causes delays on southbound I-15 near Russell Road

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A car fire caused delays on southbound I-15 near Russell Road.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Two-Minute Sports, Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Ron Futrell with the latest Two-Minute Sports. The Raiders, Aviators in the Playoffs and Golden Knights going golfing are the topics.

The Raiders begin their new season Monday at home against the Denver Broncos. At last check that game is a ‘pick-em.’ The final episode of Hard Knocks on HBO was Tuesday and the show finally mentioned Las Vegas and the Raiders move from Oakland at the end of the broadcast.

The Aviators begin play in the PCL Playoffs tonight in Sacramento. It’s a best-of-five series. Game 3 will be Friday in Las Vegas, then Games 4 and 5 will be Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.

The Golden Knights are back in town preparing for Season Three. They played in a charity golf tournament today at TPC Summerlin and Chris Maathuis will have more on that tonight at 5, 6 and 11pm. ... Read More

North Las Vegas PD searches for missing, endangered 39-year-old woman

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Detectives in the North Las Vegas Police Department need help from the public in locating a Heather Swan, a 39-year-old woman who was last seen on Monday, Sept. 2 at about 6:30 p.m.

Heather was seen leaving her residence in the 2400 block of Wild Onion Court, near Carey Avenue and Commerce Street.

Swan was last seen wearing a green mesh tank top, black leggings and a black skirt. Police say Heather is a white female, with blonde hair, brown eyes and stands at 5’06” and 150 pounds.

Heather may need medical assistance as she is bipolar and schizophrenic and takes medication for both.

The North Las Vegas Police Department is asking hospitals to check their registries for Heather Swan, or any Jane Doe matching the description provided.

Anyone with information regarding Heather Swan’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at 702-633-9111. ... Read More

WATCH: First Look inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas (KLAS) — The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is shaping up to be a stunner thanks to innovative renovations that promise to enhance the guest experience.

Among the renovations are technological advances, from moving light fixtures to a high-definition LED video wall. Guests will also be able enjoy a wide variety of entertainment experiences through the city’s only automated lift seating system.

Caesars will also kick off its partnership with Live Nation, bringing a dynamic roster of artists and guests together for a top-notch experience.

“We’re thrilled to make the best entertainment experiences in Las Vegas even better by enhancing The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with its innovative design and unique elements,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Palace in a press release. He says the “best seat in Las Vegas just got better.”

We’ve got a sneak peak of it all — check it out above. ... Read More

Facebook debuts vaccine pop-up windows to stop the spread of misinformation

(CNN) — A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced on
Wednesday that educational pop-up windows will appear on the social media
platforms when a user searches for vaccine-related content, visits
vaccine-related Facebook groups and pages, or taps a vaccine-related hashtag on
Instagram.

If the user is based in the United States, the pop-up window will connect the user to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for credible information on vaccines. If the user is outside of the United States, it will connect them to the World Health Organization.

The CDC praised Facebook’s latest move to stop misinformation
from circulating on its platform... Read More

‘We need help’: Rescuers in Bahamas face a blasted landscape

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. The official death toll stood at seven but was certain to rise.

A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the country finished mauling the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, emergency workers had yet to reach some stricken areas.

“Right now there are just a lot of unknowns,” Parliament member Iram Lewis said. “We need help.”

Dorian, meanwhile, pushed its way northward off the Florida shoreline with reduced but still-dangerous 105 mph (165 kph) winds on a projected course that could sideswipe Georgia and the Carolinas. An estimated 3 million people in the four states were warned to clear out, and highways leading inland were turned into one-way evacuation routes... Read More