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British Airways celebrates 10 fabulous years in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s been 10 years since British Airways started a nonstop flight from the beautiful United Kingdom to Las Vegas. The airline has served over 1.4 million passengers on a route that helped Las Vegas earn its status as a world-class hub for international travel.

The inaugural flight was on October 25, 2009. Since that day, the route has pumped over $2 billion into the local economy.

Of the millions of visitors Vegas sees every year, about 20 percent are international passengers who hail from countries all over the world. These travelers fly in on hundreds of flights from 25 cities in 11 countries.

The next time you plan your international travels, make sure the United Kingdom is on your list! There are so many amazing things to do and see. ... Read More

Court ruling gives Metro Police authority to suspend act of detaining people for ICE

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will no longer detain people on Federal Immigration Holds 287(g) Program following a recent court decision.

On Sept. 27, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that ICE detainers violate the Fourth Amendment. Nevada does not have a law authorizing an arrest for civil immigration violations.

“I am optimistic that this change will not hinder LVMPD’s ability to fight violent crime,” said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. “While the ruling can be seen as a setback, I am determined that through cooperation with our federal partners, the goal of removing the worst of the worst can still be accomplished.”

LVMPD has analyzed the court’s decision and concluded that it would no longer honor federal immigration detainers for civil immigration violations. ... Read More

Deaths of mother, son who sustained injuries in fire ruled murder-suicide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The deaths of a mother and child who died from injuries sustained in a house fire two weeks ago has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to Metro Police’s homicide log.

The Clark County Coroner identified them as 47-year-old Renai Palmer and 6-year-old Gavin Palmer. The two were rescued from the morning fire at the home on Fox Canyon near West Oakey Boulevard and South Cimarron Road on Oct. 8.

Fire officials say the fire started in a second-floor bedroom. However, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Both victims suffered severe burns. They were pronounced dead at the hospital. ... Read More

Police arrest second suspect in July homicide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police have arrested a second suspect in a deadly shooting that happened in July in a neighborhood near Cheyenne Avenue and Rampart Boulevard.

Darzell Victor, 18, was arrested on Tuesday and is facing charges of murder, discharging a gun into an occupied structure and conspiracy to commit murder.

Another suspect, Alvester Wilson, 28, was arrested in mid-July.

According to Metro Police, the shooting happened on July 3 at an apartment complex on Soaring Gulls Drive. The victim, Michael Rakem Menephee, 20, was shot in the head when he answered the front door of an apartment... Read More

‘Drunk Santa’ sleeps it off while southern California police department has a little fun on social media with his arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tis the season to be arrested! That was the scenario for one very bad Santa in southern California this week. It’s safe to say, a man nicknamed by police as “Drunk Santa Suit Criminal” is officially on the naughty list.

Police in Brea, California, a city in Orange County, found the man in his car under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. If ever we’ve seen a ‘ho, ho, no’ — this is it. The Brea Police Department shared a photo of the Santa impersonator on social media with a message that read the following:

“Dear Santa,
I’m sorry I stole your red suit. I was drunk and made some poor choices. I know it’s only October. And it’s hot. Too hot for this suit. But I was drunk. Poor choices.
Sincerely,
Drunk Santa Suit Criminal.” ... Read More

Police issue 123 traffic tickets during crackdown near school

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police issued 123 tickets for traffic violations outside one local middle school Wednesday. It’s an effort to crackdown on drivers ignoring school zones and pedestrian crosswalks.

Clark County schools have been back in session for about two months and during that time nearly two dozen students have been struck by vehicles while walking or biking to school.

A joint task force of Metro Police and CCSD Police set up patrols around Cashman Middle School near Desert Inn Road and Decatur Boulevard.

One family knows all too well the tragic consequences that can happen when cars and kids mix. Mary Lilly was only 16 years old when she was killed by a driver in 2015.

“She was on a skateboard. She was coming home from the park on Alexander and crossed where she’s supposed to, in a crosswalk, and didn’t make it all the way across the street,” said her mother April Stewart, a community advocate. ... Read More

Golden Knights announce launch of innovative way to improve play: virtual reality

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Vegas Golden Knights will offer players of all skill levels an innovative way to improve their game: virtual reality. VGK VR is set to launch inside City National Arena on Thursday, Oct. 24.

International VR software company Sense Arena will power the experience, bringing a year’s worth of virtual reality technology expertise to the table.

“We’re excited for VGK VR to be the latest additional to City National Arena,” said team President Kerry Bubolz in a press release. “Sense Arena’s cutting-edge technology will provide hockey players of all skill levels with an innovative way to develop their skills, while giving fans a perspective like never before.”

Players who use the training tool will have the ability to improve their game awareness through passing, shooting and timing practice. ... Read More