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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN? Police name 2 persons of interest in July 3 fatal shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in a fatal shooting that occurred near Cheyenne Avenue and Rampart Boulevard on July 3.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 3, LVMPD Dispatch received a report of gunfire heard in an apartment complex located in the 3100 block of Soaring Gulls Drive. Arriving officers located 20-year-old Michael Rakem Menephee laying in an apartment doorway suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Menephee was transported to UMC Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries on July 6.

The preliminary investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates the victim answered the front door of the apartment and was shot shortly after. ... Read More

Space missions might gain support when NASA puts a woman on the moon

In March 2019, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the goal of NASA should be to return humans to the Moon by 2024. While the cost of such a venture isn’t known yet, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has supported the effort and gone as far as naming the 2024 Moon mission, Artemis.

The selection of Artemis is no mistake. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the sister of Apollo as well as goddess of the Moon. The name also signals a new focus on the role of women in space exploration... Read More

Coroner IDs woman killed in crash that left 4 children hospitalized

LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) — The Clark County coroner has identified the woman who died in yesterday’s crash on Washington Avenue and Decatur Boulevard as 56-year-old Rose Mary Modica.

According to officers, the woman lost control of her vehicle in a construction area and hit three other vehicles.

Four children, ages 10, 9, 4, and 2, were transported to the hospital following the crash with injuries ranging from serious to life-threatening.

Neither Modica or any of the children were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. ... Read More

Resort fee disclosure at issue in lawsuit against Marriott

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for the District of Columbia is suing Marriott, saying it’s misleading customers by advertising room rates without including mandatory resort fees.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court after an investigation conducted by all 50 state attorneys general.

According to the lawsuit, Marriott doesn’t include mandatory resort fees in the room rates it displays online. Consumers only discover the fees after they begin to book a room. They may also be called “amenity fees” or “destination fees.”

The lawsuit says at least 189 Marriott hotels worldwide charge the fees, which range from $9 to $95 per day. It’s seeking a court order to require Marriott to advertise the fees up front.

Marriott says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation but is continuing its discussions with other state attorneys general... Read More

“Boulevard Plaza” announced as latest addition to The Boulevard Mall

LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS) — Remington Nevada is redeveloping approximately 17-acres of land on the southeast corner of Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road adjacent to The Boulevard Mall.

The new retail project will be appropriately named, The Boulevard Plaza and will involve a total transformation of the 190,000+ square foot former Sears location along with the redevelopment of nearby vacant land to feature 4 new retail pads and adjacent in-line shops.

“There has not been any ground-up retail development in this area for quite some time. We know that this location holds a lot of potential with recent statistics revealing that it sees about 90,000 vehicles per day. Given our strategic proximity to the strip, UNLV, and Las Vegas Convention Center, we are hopeful that this redevelopment will serve as an economic catalyst for the Central Las Vegas community,” said David DelZotto, Remington Nevada Founder and Chief Executive Officer... Read More

Just the crust: Pizza chain offers customers their “favorite part of the pizza”

Villa Italian Kitchen claims it knows why people order pizza: for the crust.

Starting on July 18th, the pizza chain is adding “Just the Crusts” on the menu. That includes an order of, you guessed it, pizza crusts in a cardboard box usually reserved for a full slice of pizza.

In a promotional photo, the new menu item looks like leftovers you might see after a family leaves the table after eating. However, the chain claims that’s “everyone’s favorite part of the pizza slice.”

“Just the Crusts” will set you back $2.75 and will only be available at participating locations.

Villa Italian Kitchen says they added “Just the Crusts” to the menu after “a record number of consumer inquiries” about what makes the crust so delicious... Read More

Student debt survey ranks Nevada No. 44 in the nation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Student debt, a talking point for several Democrats running for president, is a whopping $1.49 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

But the level of debt varies from state to state, with South Dakota rated as the state with the worst problem, as calculated by a new survey from WalletHub.

Nevada ranks 44th on the list, and registers as the state with the third-lowest average student debt. The overall ranking is based on 12 factors of indebtedness and earning opportunities.

Source: WalletHub

In one measure used in the overall ranking, Nevada comes in at No. 5 for the highest unemployment rate for people from 25-34, tied with New Mexico... Read More