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WEB EXTRA: Last 5 puppies head to rescue shelters

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A total of 42 puppies and one dog were surrendered to the Animal Foundation Friday. Many of the dogs tested positive for Canine Parvovirus. Treatment for the deadly virus costs an average of $1,000 per dog.

Four of the dogs were so ill they had to be euthanized. All of the sick dogs have to be kept in isolation for two weeks, so rescue groups across the Las Vegas valley have stepped up to take in the sick puppies.

Here’s video of the last five puppies leaving today to go to Connor and Mille’s Dog Rescue. ... Read More

Bail $1M for retired Vegas detective in slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a retired Las Vegas police detective can post $1 million bail to be released to house arrest ahead of trial in what prosecutors call the execution-style murder of her former son-in-law at her home.

Attorney Robert Draskovich said he expects Pamela Bordeaux to be released from jail Tuesday, more than two months after her arrest in the April 22 slaying of 32-year-old Sean Babbitt.

In court filings and in court, Draskovich characterized Bordeaux as a 55-year-old grandmother of two who served in the U.S. Army and spent 23 years as a Las Vegas police officer.

Prosecutor Michelle Fleck cast the shooting of an unarmed Babbitt as an unprovoked ambush execution of a man making a weekly one-hour supervised visit with his 3-year-old son.

Fleck says Bordeaux shot Babbitt at least 10 times, including once through the head... Read More

Bail $1M for retired Vegas detective in slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a retired Las Vegas police detective can post $1 million bail to be released to house arrest ahead of trial in what prosecutors call the execution-style murder of her former son-in-law at her home.

Attorney Robert Draskovich said he expects Pamela Bordeaux to be released from jail Tuesday, more than two months after her arrest in the April 22 slaying of 32-year-old Sean Babbitt.

In court filings and in court, Draskovich characterized Bordeaux as a 55-year-old grandmother of two who served in the U.S. Army and spent 23 years as a Las Vegas police officer.

Prosecutor Michelle Fleck cast the shooting of an unarmed Babbitt as an unprovoked ambush execution of a man making a weekly one-hour supervised visit with his 3-year-old son.

Fleck says Bordeaux shot Babbitt at least 10 times, including once through the head... Read More

FTC cracksdown on robocalls

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is joining other agencies in a major effort to crackdown in illegal robocalls. The announcement was made by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford who said many people are tired of the illegal scams.

It’s a problem almost every American deals with — illegal robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission is teaming up with the Department of Justice and state attorneys general to file charges against a number of companies and individuals.

The FTC is is taking 94 actions targeting operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls. The effort is called “Operation Call it Quits.”

“I think it’s an extremely important issue. We feel pressure externally. We feel pressure and responsibility internally and we want to rise to that,” said Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, FTC commissioner... Read More

Nevada leads nation in employment growth

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 55,000 new jobs were added in the state of Nevada since last May, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

That’s the fastest rate in the nation for the 8th consecutive month. During May, jobs in Reno grew by 1,900 while in Las Vegas they grew by 4,100 or 2.8 percent. The national average is 1.6 percent.

“Nevada continued to lead the nation in job creation on an annual basis, a trend reflected in today’s report on the state’s local areas,” said David Schmidt, chief economist for NDETR. “Unemployment rates across the state’s metro areas showed decreases compared to May 2018, with unemployment broadly down over the year in Nevada’s cities and counties.”

Las Vegas has added 27,700 jobs in the past year... Read More

SLS Las Vegas sued for unpaid hotel, restaurant license fees

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of the SLS hotel brand is suing the owner of the SLS Las Vegas casino-resort for months of unpaid licensing fees.

California-based SBE Hotel Licensing, LLC, which owns the SLS brand, alleged in a lawsuit filed in Nevada last month that Las Vegas Resort Holdings, LLC has failed to pay at least $450,000 in licensing fees since November for the hotel brand and restaurant brands the company owns.

Las Vegas Resort Holdings is owned by Alex Meruelo, who was approved last week as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes.

Messages seeking comment from Las Vegas Resort Holdings, the SLS Las Vegas and Meruelo’s company The Meruelo Group were not immediately returned Tuesday.

The 1,600-room resort was formerly known as the Sahara and has been undergoing a $100 million upgrade since October... Read More

‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson died 10 years ago today

(CNN) — It was 10 years ago today that the world was rocked with the shocking news of Michael Jackson’s death.

He died June 25, 2009, falling victim to cardiac arrest. The LA County Coroner determined Jackson’s death was a homicide due to “acute propofol intoxication.”

His doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The King of Pop was born on Aug. 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. At a young age, he and his brothers starting singing together in the Jackson 5 later signing with Motown records.

Their hits included “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “The Love You Save.” Jackson later broke out as a solo artist, winning eight Grammy awards for his “Thriller” album.

Jackson was 50 years old when he died. His sister Janet Jackson says his legacy will live on ... Read More