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Judge’s order protects CCSD dean positions until Aug. 14 hearing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A temporary restraining order is still in place blocking the elimination of 170 dean positions at Clark County schools, and it will remain in effect until an Aug. 14 hearing.

In a conference call Tuesday, Judge Nancy Allf set the date of the hearing, which will examine whether CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara had the authority to eliminate the positions, and look at what occurred at a June 5 meeting of CCSD trustees.

Judge Allf told the court last week she believed the decision to eliminate the jobs was made in a closed meeting without any public notice, which would violate the open meeting law. ... Read More

Man shot to death Monday night identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was shot to death Monday night after an argument at a Las Vegas apartment complex was identified as Rayvon Garon Williams.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Williams, 28, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police patrolling in the 3600 block of Paradise Road heard gunfire and responded to the Emerald Suites, near Paradise Road and East Twain Avenue. The officers found Williams, and he was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he died.

No arrests have been made in the shooting... Read More

I-Team: Nevada’s ancient rock art reveals mysterious figures

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some of the world’s most important and spectacular rock art is hidden in the rocks and valleys of Southern Nevada. Ancient petroglyphs, carved by the original Nevadans as many as 500 years ago,  depict otherworldly images of animals and creatures, including a mysterious figure found nowhere else on Earth. 

The I-Team took a jaunt into the desert to find “‘Pahranagat Man.” It is probably just a coincidence that  the alien-like figure of Pahranagat Man is found in Lincoln County and nowhere else. That same area of Nevada is central to our modern lore about alien beings, creatures from other worlds.

Report George Knapp and journalist Ken Layne look at petroglyphs in the Mount Irish area. (KLAS-TV)

But it is tricky to assign meaning to petroglyphs or to guess what the original artist was trying to convey... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Sen. Cory Booker, 7/6/2019

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Politics Now co-host Patrick Walker sits down with democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker.

The topics include immigration reform and the situation at the border, using executive orders on DACA, criminal justice reform and Nevada’s efforts at it, healthcare and how medicare-for-all mixes with the private insurance plans.

Booker also lays out why he thinks he can win the Nevada caucus with a good ground game and the help of some family that live in Las Vegas, including his mother. ... Read More

Henderson cost of living higher than Las Vegas, survey says

For an extra $142 a month, Las Vegans could find all the comforts of home up the road in Henderson.

A survey ranking the nation’s top cities puts the cost of living in Henderson at $1,780.84, slightly above the $1,638.55 you’ll spend for the same thing in Las Vegas. The main difference? Henderson rent is higher.

The move.org survey sets the cost of living based on rent, utilities, internet service, gas and groceries.

Most expensive place to live? San Francisco, with New York close behind. San Jose, Oakland and Boston round out the top five... Read More

With “Friends” like these, AT&T goes head-to-head with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms.

The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, also said Tuesday that its service will be called HBO Max. It will launch widely in spring of 2020.

As more companies — Comcast, Apple, Disney — unveil their own streaming services, they’re trying to make them more appealing with exclusive shows and deep libraries. Entertainment companies are pulling some of their stuff from Netflix to stock their own services. It’s not clear, of course, how successful those services will be, and they are losing out on licensing revenue by pulling their content... Read More

Deadly attacks came after threats almost every time, report finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship or businesses nationwide last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others before they struck, according to a U.S. Secret Service report on mass attacks.

The Secret Service studied 27 incidents where a total of 91 people were killed and 107 more injured in public spaces in 2018. Among them: the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were 17 people were killed and 17 others injured, and the fatal attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh... Read More