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Las Vegas Fire and Rescue: 6 fires sparked in same area in 2-weeks span; 3 ruled arson

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Arson Investigators are looking into six fires that have occurred in the same area of a northwest neighborhood within the same time frame. The fires were sparked in the 6000 block of Bromely Avenue near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard. 

According to investigators, starting on Oct. 9, two dumpsters, three vehicles, and a laundry room were set on fire during the course of two weeks. They were all located in the immediate location. All of the fires occurred between 5:15 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. There are no witnesses in connection with any of the incidents. 

Three vehicles were destroyed in the fires. There was also minor damage in connection with the laundry room fire, but no one was hurt.

According to fire officials, at least three of the fires have been ruled an arson. But there isn’t a known suspect... Read More

North Las Vegas to honor local crossing guard with memorial stone

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The city of North Las Vegas will honor a man who made a great impact on his community during a memorial stone unveiling Thursday. Joe Adams was loved by the city’s families, and the event will highlight his 12-year stint as a crossing guard.

Adams worked for the city after retiring from his 36-year career with Ford Motor Company. He was well known for his friendly, encouraging words and “two-finger” wave.

The event will start at 9 a.m. at the corner of West Rome Boulevard and Commerce Street in North Las Vegas. Adam’s widow, Judi, will attend, as well as representatives from the city, Hayden Elementary School, Duncan Elementary and Palm Mortuaries & Cemeteries. ... Read More

Old Navy introduces “Size Yes” concept to Las Vegas store for limited time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Old Navy is transforming its Las Vegas customers’ shopping experience with a new concept: “Size Yes”.

Shoppers who visit Old Navy’s North Rainbow Boulevard location will find the store’s scape has changed, with inclusive mannequins and displays catering to every body type and size. The store says it believes everyone should be able to shop for themselves in an easily accessible way.

So, what makes this shopping experience unique? All styles and sizes from 00-28, XS-4X, will be available at the same price point for the “first time ever.”

It’s important to note this initiative is just a test and will only be available through Nov. 16 in 30 stores. The brand says the results will provide “valuable learnings” to help give its customers the best, inclusive shopping experience. ... Read More

Back on her Feet: Owl gets prosthetic leg

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Thanks to 3-D printing, “Pueo” the owl is able to stand on two legs again. Pueo came to a rehabilitation hospital in California with a broken leg. The leg never healed.

At 9 years old, she is considered a senior citizen among burrowing owls. The severity of this injury would be deadly for a bird trying to survive in the wild.

Take a look at how staff members helped her get back on her feet. According to the vet, it might be the first time an owl has been fitted with a prosthetic leg... Read More

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis.

It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs.

This Aug. 2, 2019 photo shows a Butterfly iQ handheld ultrasound device attached to a tablet on a bed at the Indiana University medical school in Indianapolis. The device shows instant images of the heart and other organs, helping doctors diagnose a range of ailments. (AP Photo/Lindsey Tanner)

Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obsolete, nothing more than a pair of “rubber tubes.”... Read More

Boulder City councilmember dies

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Boulder City Councilman Warren Harhay died Tuesday night, according to a release from Boulder City.

Harhay, 76, had been on the council since 2017. He moved to Boulder City in 1982 from Ohio where he grew up.

“Today is an extremely sad day for Boulder City, as we have learned of the passing of Councilman Warren Harhay, a dedicated, steadfast member of City Council. He was an honorable man who listened to his constituents and voted in the best interest of the community as a whole. Councilman Harhay showed an incredible commitment to his role. Mayor Kiernan McManus, City Council, City Manager Al Noyola and City employees express their sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Harhay Family. His presence and his leadership will be greatly missed.”

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Funeral arrangements are pending... Read More

Man killed in early morning shooting in southwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was shot and killed outside of a southwest Las Vegas business early Wednesday morning. Metro Police responded to the 1700 block of South Rainbow Boulevard around 2:39 a.m. and found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on-scene.

Metro’s Homicide Section investigated and revealed the victim exited the business and met with an unknown male. During the meeting, an argument ensued, leading the victim to walk away. The suspect fired multiple rounds and struck him before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

The Clark County Coroner will release the victim and suspect identities, as well as the cause and manner of death later. ... Read More