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North Las Vegas opens splash pads ahead of first triple-digit weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The City of North Las Vegas has opened its splash pads ahead of the summer season, just in time before temperatures hit triple-digits for the first time this year.

The splash pads are now open during daylight hours in the following parks:

  • Craig Ranch Regional Park: 628 W. Craig Road
  • Tropical Breeze Park: 1505 E. Tropical Parkway
  • Hartke Park: 1301 E. Tonopah Ave.
  • Prentiss Walker Park: 1509 June St.
  • Flores Park: 4133 Allen Lane
  • Nature Discovery Park: 2627 Nature Park Drive
  • Joe Kneip Park: 2800 Judson Ave.

For more information about the pads and other water activities in North Las Vegas, visit this link... Read More

5 murderers convicted in week's time in Las Vegas, including man who killed son

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County District Attorney's Office noted that in the span of a week, five murderers were convicted of first-degree murder, an office first, according to the district attorney.

The cases include Wendell Melton who shot and killed his son, 14-year-old Giovanni Melton, in 2017. At the time, the teenager's mother claimed her ex-husband killed Giovanni because he was gay. Melton will be sentenced in July.

Another case involved Angell Fernandez, who shot and killed 40-year-old Ronnie Craven, a Las Vegas-based rapper.

“In my 40-plus years of working in the criminal justice system, I can’t recall that many first-degree murder convictions in such a short time frame.” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a statement. "Although many industries were shut down during the pandemic, crime never stopped. Now that courts have resumed trials, we are seeing these violent criminals brought to justice."... Read More

Hot temperatures and a cool lunar eclipse this weekend

Plenty of sunshine and light winds this Friday with much warmer temperatures on the way for the weekend. We're trading cool gusty days for some hot summery ones very quickly so it's really important to pace yourself outdoors, stay hydrated, and keep slathering on the sunscreen to keep your skin from burning. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has the toasty temps we haven't felt here in southern Nevada since last fall... Read More

Keeping hydrated is key to surviving the triple-digits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As the weather warms up this weekend, be sure to stay hydrated if you are spending time outdoors.

One of the outdoor events taking place over the weekend is the Lovers & Friends concert at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

This will be the first weekend Las Vegas will experience triple-digit temperatures. So, if you're planning to be outdoors, there are some ways to prepare for that heat.

Dr. Marc. J. Kahn, the dean at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine says hydration will play a key role if you're spending time outdoors. He said alcohol and soda can dehydrate the body, so take sips in moderation.

Because our perspiration evaporates so quickly in southern Nevada, we may not always be aware of our water loss... Read More

What's Cool At School? - Mojave Max field trip to The Springs Preserve

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - A few weeks ago we told you who won this year's Mojave Max Emergence Contest.

Now it's time to show you their field trip to The Springs Preserve

The 4th graders in Ms. Bowker's class from Hinman Elementary in Henderson were greeted by the Mojave Max mascot.

Contest winner Riley and her classmates took a train ride around the 180 acre property while learning some of the history of the Las Vegas Valley. Then it was time to meet the real desert tortoise who lives at The Springs Preserve with dozens of other critters.

Zoologist Katrina Smith told the students: “There are three things we all need to survive in our environment. Those three things are food, water and shelter.”... Read More

What caused the baby formula shortage?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands.

Millions of babies in the U.S. rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren't exclusively breastfed.

Here's a look at what's behind the problem and what parents can do:

WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE?

Ongoing supply disruptions have combined with a recent safety recall to leave many pharmacy and supermarket shelves bare.

The problems began last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions in labor, transportation and raw materials — economy-wide issues that didn't spare the formula industry. Inventory was further squeezed by parents stockpiling during COVID-19 lockdowns... Read More

I-Team: 'Don't gaslight me,' rural Nevada ranchers say SNWA threatens their livelihood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's ranching industry is dwindling, in part, because of a brutal and persistent drought but also because of competition from an unlikely source -- a public agency. Veteran ranchers in Nevada say they are being ground to dust in multiple ways by a rival operation that happens to be owned by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Veteran sheep rancher Hank Vogler has his hands full. It's shearing day on the ranch when a traveling team of razor-wielding pros sets up shop operating with assembly-line precision on a long line of nervous sheep. Each gets clipped, shaved, and booted out of a chute, slightly stunned but OK.

Sheep getting sheared at the Hank Vogler ranch in 2022, (KLAS)

Huge blocks stuffed with high-quality wool stacked up to form a massive wall around the edges of the operation—the harvest of a full year of strenuous work in a harsh environment... Read More