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Florida man steals golf cart during manhunt

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (CNN) — A Florida man is accused of threatening two golfers with a gun and then stealing their golf cart. Police in Martin County say the suspect was part of auto-theft spree that resulted in a crash and a manhunt.

The man then made his way onto a private golf course. He reportedly told deputies he stole the cart because he thought he could make a faster getaway, but police in a chopper were able to lead officers on the ground to his whereabouts.

A second suspect was also arrested. No golfers were hurt.

The purported owner of the golf course says the carts have GPS, so
the cart automatically stopped when he drove onto the green... Read More

Making Math Fun, in “What’s Cool at School”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For some, just the thought of math equals breaking out in a cold sweat. But for the lucky students in longtime teacher Gary Mayer’s math classes at Spring Valley High School… their experience is less fret, more fun.

Sophomore Michelle Fung told me, “Before, math wasn’t my best subject, and it wasn’t my favorite subject either, but because of him I really enjoy the class now!”

Mr. Mayers has been teaching for 54 years!

One consistent element is humor, which is never far from the daily lesson.

Fung added, “He would always make jokes. One day it was cold, and he said, if you’re cold you should stand in the corner because it’s 90 degrees.”

Sometimes that small dose of geometry or pre-calculus humor is just what a kid needs to loosen up, feel at ease, and focus... Read More

Creator of ‘Storm Area 51’s’ Facebook page wants to stop Alienstock Festival; cease and desist letter sent

LAS VEGAS (AP) – An innkeeper selling tickets for campers next week in a tiny Nevada desert town is being threatened with legal action by the originator of the “Storm Area 51” internet hoax over the “Alienstock” name.

A Las Vegas attorney representing 20-year-old Matty Roberts sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday telling Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West to pull the plug on events West says she’s still planning Sept. 19-22.

West didn’t immediately respond Friday to telephone and email messages.

She told the Las Vegas Review-Journal she’s still “full steam ahead” with vendors, merchandise and musical acts.

Roberts broke with West this week and says he’ll appear at a party venue in downtown Las Vegas Sept. 19 – the night before the Life is Beautiful music and art festival begins a few blocks away... Read More

CCSD Board of Trustees approve contract to work with organization to combat racism in school

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is continuing to stand by its efforts to address racism at schools within the district. On Thursday night, the Board of Trustees approved a contract last night for additional services with an education reform organization.

The district authorized a roughly $59,000 contract with National Equity Project out of California. The group started working with the district in the spring after police arrested two Arbor View High School students who made racist online threats.

The organization plans to offer additional education to staff not only at Arbor View but other schools. Plans involve using the money to form an Equity Design Team comprising of students, the community as well as district and school staff. ... Read More

Two people killed in crash at Flamingo & Duneville

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — At least two people have been killed in a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

Police say the motorcycle was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed and hit a vehicle in the intersection of Flamingo and Duneville.

Flamingo is shut down between Jones and Lindell and will continue to be for several hours. Police are still on scene and are continuing to investigate.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as we receive more information.

LIVE: Metro Police working fatal crash at Flamingo & Duneville. PD says a motorcycle was driving at a high rate of speed and struck another car in the intersection. Multiple fatalities (2) with the investigation in the early stages. Flamingo is shutdown between Jones and Lindell... Read More

Child bitten by pit bull

Las Vegas (KLAS) — An eight-year-old was taken to the hospital Friday after they were bitten by a pit bull. Officials say the child’s injuries were non-life threatening.

It happened just after 6 pm in the 3000 block of Anchor Chain Drive. The 8-year-old was bitten by the neighbor’s dog.

The child reportedly had superficial wounds to their leg. They were taken to Summerlin Hospital and should be okay.

Animal control did respond to the scene. Patrol officers are still investigating what happened. ... Read More

The Animal Foundation offering free spay and neuter surgeries for large dogs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you have a dog that needs to be spayed or neutered, you might be able to get it done for free. Thanks to a generous grant, The Animal Foundation is now offering free procedures for dogs weighing 30 pounds or more in Las Vegas zip codes 89101, 89110 and 89115.

The free surgery promotion is available now through the end of the year.

To help raise awareness of the benefits of spaying and neutering, The Animal Foundation will have clinic representatives available to answer questions and make appointments at the following community events:   ... Read More