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MGM sues insurance company, case related to Las Vegas mass shooting

MGM Resorts is suing it’s insurance provider over a dispute on 1 October litigation.

In the lawsuit, MGM accuses it’s provider Zurich of a contract breach and claims it’s not being repaid by Zurich around $1 million in legal costs.

The company recently told federal regulators it could pay $800 million to settle 1 October liability lawsuits.

MGM says this dispute is not connected to any potential settlements. Zurich insurance has not responded to a request for comment... Read More

New KFC Cheetos sandwich coming to Las Vegas on July 1

You’ve probably had a chicken sandwich before, you’ve probably had a bag of Cheetos, but ask yourself – are you ready for them to Dragonball-style fuse? That’s right, KFC has officially announced their new Cheetos sandwich.

The sandwich features a fried chicken breast coated in spicy sauce, perched on top of a bed of Cheetos, and what appears to be a smooth layer of mayo.

Special announcement: I am finger lickin’ thrilled to bring the KFC Cheetos Sandwich to KFC locations nationwide on July 1. pic.twitter.com/ENL0F8aKDC

— KFC (@kfc) June 20, 2019

The sandwich will be available nationwide on July 1. ... Read More

Traffic Safety Forum examines ways to protect drivers, prevent deadly wrecks

Late spring, early summer is a time when more people are killed on the roads. AAA calls it the 100 deadliest days of summer. On Thursday, valley transportation authorities held a Traffic Safety Forum at UNLV to discuss ways to keep La Vegas valley drivers and roads safe.

It turns out in the valley, the amount of traffic-related fatalities is alarming, and the numbers continue to rise. Officials say there are more than 300 traffic fatalities a year.

For traffic safety officials the data points aren’t just numbers: They represent countless families and friends that are losing loved ones from careless drivers.

The Clark County Safety Forum was attended by law enforcement, engineers, EMS staff, and educators. All were asking ‘what is being done’ and ‘what more can be done’ to improve road safety... Read More

New Kyle Canyon exit at US95

The Nevada Dept of Transportation held a ceremony Thursday (062019) to mark another milestone in the $78-million widening of the freeway between Ann Road and Kyle Canyon. Nathan Tannenbaum reports.

Drivers on US95 in the far northwest valley are well aware of all the construction work that’s been going on for more than a year in this area: the cones, the detours, and the delays.

Representatives from the NDOT, Regional Flood Control District, US Forest Service (even Smokey Bear) were on hand to mark the occasion.

Sue Klekar, from the Nevada office of the Federal Highway Administration, said the entire area will eventually be part of Interstate 11, connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas – as well as Reno and Carson City.

The new interchange will help handle the ongoing growth in the area, with number of cars there expected to double in the next couple of decades.

New exit to Kyle Canyon from US95 in the far northwest valley... Read More

Alleged burglar arrested following shooting of Henderson homeowner

A man accused of shooting a Henderson homeowner was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. According to police, on Wednesday, the victim was shot by the alleged intruder when he walked in on him burglarizing his home.

The home is located in the 100 block of Ivy Street near E. Lake Mead Parkway and Burkholder Boulevard. The homeowner was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. His condition is unknown.

Henderson Police didn’t release any information about where the suspect was arrested. ... Read More

10-year-old girl climbs Yosemite’s El Capitan

EL CAPITAN, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old Colorado girl scaled Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan and may have become the youngest person to climb one of the most celebrated and challenging peaks in the world.

Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb of the vertical rock formation with the help of her father, Mike Schneiter, and family friend, Mark Regier.

The trio took five days to climb the Nose – the best known route – and reached the summit on June 12, Mike Schneiter said. It typically takes accomplished climbers four or five days to complete.

Reaching the top “was really overwhelming and emotional,” Selah said in a telephone interview from New York City, where she spent Wednesday doing media interviews.

“I was also kind of sad because it was over,” she added... Read More

Nevada’s unemployment rate hovered at 4% in May

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady at 4% last month while about 5,900 new jobs were added to the state’s economy.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Wednesday that new applications for unemployment benefits were lower in May than the same month last year, with about 9,400 claims coming in.

The department released a statement from Gov. Steve Sisolak saying that the report is encouraging and Nevada’s jobless rate is the lowest it’s been since April 2006.

The professional and business sectors added the most jobs in May up from a year earlier. The most job losses were in taxi and limousine services... Read More