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Metro finds more than 40 dogs during investigation; animals were surrendered to Animal Foundation

A total of 42 puppies and one dog was surrendered to the Animal Foundation Friday. According to Animal Control, the animals were found in a home while Metro Police was investigating a case.

Six of the puppies were taken to a vet hospital, while the others were transported to the Animal Foundation. The shelter released the following statement:... Read More

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‘Jeopardy!’ champ playing in World Series of Poker events

LAS VEGAS (AP) – “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer is making his World Series of Poker debut, with plans to donate half his winnings to charity.

Tournament official Seth Palansky says Holzhauer is competing Monday in a No-Limit Hold’em event and plans to partner later in the day with Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton in another contest.

Holzhauer tells tournament officials he’ll donate winnings to a Las Vegas nonprofit for homeless teenagers.

Holzhauer played online poker semi-professionally in the early 2000s, but makes a living now with sports betting.

He became a celebrity during a 32-game “Jeopardy!” win streak, earning more than $2.4 million before losing in early June.

He has taken part in several events in Las Vegas in recent weeks... Read More

Reno judge refuses to dismiss charges in 4 Nevada killings

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people in northern Nevada for money to buy drugs will face murder charges after a judge refused his bid to throw out his confession to detectives and ruled a grand jury in Reno had jurisdictional authority to indict him for crimes outside the county.

Washoe District Judge Connie Steinheimer said Monday that while she concluded the grand jury acted within its powers, the question of whether Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 20, can be tried for all four deaths in the same court is a separate legal matter she’ll likely have to address before the trial is scheduled to begin April 6.

“I think there is merging of jurisdiction and venue. But I anticipate a subsequent discussion regarding does the district court have venue,” she said during a status hearing... Read More

Nevada sees increase in need for food assistance programs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Most states have seen a decline in the number of people that use the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. Nevada, however is one of five that has a seen a growth.

About 400,000 people in Nevada currently use the program. A change is coming in July when benefits will be issued out over the first 10 days of the month.

The state says doing that will help avoid strain on food pantries at the end of the month.

Nearly two-thirds of students in the Clark County School District qualify for the federal free and reduced-lunch program. That’s about 213,000 kids. More than half of the students get two of their meals a day at their school.

Schools offer breakfast and lunch over the summer and there is no need to enroll. Click here for locations. ... Read More

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Study: Coffee could help with losing weight

(CBS) Another possible health benefit for coffee lovers. New research suggests coffee could help with weight loss.

Could coffee help fight diabetes and obesity? New research
shows drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate what is known as “brown fat”.  That’s the fat in your body that keeps you
warm by burning calories.  Dr. David Agus
is a CBS News Medical Contributor.

“Normal fat stores energy . It stores calories. Brown fat has lots of mitochondria which have iron which is why it’s brown and it’s purpose is to generate heat. So, the goal is to stimulate brown fat. Exercise stimulates brown fat, good sleep stimulates brown fat, and now we know caffeine or coffee can do the same,” Dr. Agus said.

The study published in Scientific Reports is one of the first to be carried out in people.  ... Read More

Grey seals copy human speech and music

ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (AP) — Grey seals can copy the sound of human words and songs, a new research by the University of St Andrew’s has found.

A team of researchers at the Scottish university conducted a study that showed three trained seals were able to imitate parts of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as well as other popular tunes.

The findings of the research were published on Thursday, including footage of the singing seals.

The study gave the researchers a better understanding of the evolution of vocal learning and human language development.

It also suggested that grey seals could be a new model to study speech disorders since they use their vocal tracts the same way as humans... Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ champ playing in World Series of Poker events

LAS VEGAS (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer is making his World Series of Poker debut in Las Vegas, with plans to donate half his winnings to charity.

Tournament official Seth Palansky says Holzhauer is competing Monday in a No-Limit Hold’em event and plans to partner later in the day with Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton in another contest.

Holzhauer tells tournament officials he’ll donate winnings to a Las Vegas nonprofit for homeless teenagers.

Holzhauer played online poker semi-professionally in the early 2000s, but makes a living now with sports betting.

He became a celebrity during a 32-game “Jeopardy!” win streak, winning more than $2.4 million before he lost in early June.

He has taken part in several events in Las Vegas in recent weeks... Read More