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Brush fire burning through Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire is burning near hilltop homes in Los Angeles as crews attack the flames from the air and ground.

The blaze broke out Monday morning in a coastal canyon of the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The flames quickly churned uphill through dry brush as helicopters made water drops to keep it from reaching large houses at the top of a bluff. Firefighters in backyards are using water hoses to protect structures.

A huge plume of smoke is visible across the city.

The cause is unknown... Read More

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Metro Police officer arrested on drug charges

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro Police detective Lawrence Joseph Rinetti Jr., 46 was arrested on Saturday but has posted bail.

Rinetti faces charges of selling or transporting a controlled substance, destroying and concealing evidence and misconduct of a public officer.

According to Metro Police, Rinetti has been relieved of duty with pay. He has been with Metro since Jan. 2006.

According to Rinetti’s Linkedin page, he is also on the U.S. Marshals Task Force as well as a fight inspector for the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Rinetti’s bail was set at $10,000. He was released from Clark County Detention Center after it was posted... Read More

Annual Halloween Pedestrian Enforcement comes after bad start to school year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re entering the most dangerous time of year for pedestrians and cyclists, and Las Vegas is already off to a poor start with school-related crashes. UNLV’s Vulnerable Road Users Project reports at least 21 students have been struck in Clark County and another 16 in Washoe County since the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

The annual Halloween Pedestrian Enforcement will target school zones and school crossing zones. Some of the initiatives include reminding motorists the rules of the road, teaching children safety precautions, emphasizing the increase in school-related crashes and discussing dangers for pedestrians this time of year. The event is slated for 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cashman Middle School. ... Read More

The horror movie villain who scares Nevadans most is … Chucky!

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We’re shivering under the blankets and hiding in terror as some of our favorite horror movies make their rounds on television this month. From “It” to “The Shining”, “Child’s Play” and so much more, there’s no shortage of screams and scares to be had! So, who scares you the most? According to a recent report, Chucky is Nevadans’ worst nightmare.

Credit: Frontier Bundles

For 12 months, Frontier Bundle analyzed Google Trends of 12 pre-2000 horror villains, matching states with the villain it searched the most. The masters of evil selected were Jack Torrance, Pennywise the Clown, Count Dracula, Leatherface, Frankenstein’s monster, Ghostface, Alien, Norman Bates, Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Hannibal Lecter and Carrie.

Credit: Frontier Bundles

“Herrrrre’s Johnny!” Jack Torrance came out on top as the most-searched villain, claiming his stake in 10 states. Some of the report’s other spooktacular findings are: ... Read More

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Knights vs. Flyers; Dansk to start as goalie

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Golden Knights (6-3-0) are in Philadelphia today to take on the Flyers (2-3-1) in a 4 p.m. start from Wells Fargo Center. The Knights have won 4 of their last 5 games and hope to keep their hot streak alive on the road.

Oscar Dansk will get the start in goal for the Knights. He was recalled from Chicago after back-up goalie Malcolm Subban went down with an unknown injury. Dansk played in 3 games for the Knights during their inaugural season, winning all three. This will be his first start in the NHL since those first three games.

The Knights play at Chicago tomorrow, so with back-to-back games typically coach Gerard Gallant likes to give goalie Marc-Andre Fleury one of the games off, so it’s assumed Fleury would get the start Tuesday at Chicago.

The Knights return home Friday for an afternoon game in T-Mobile Arena to honor Nevada Day. That is a 3 p.m.start against the Colorado Avalanche... Read More

OPERATION SAFEGUARD: 25 fugitives arrested across the Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police arrested 25 fugitives across the Las Vegas valley in the past four days, according to North Las Vegas Police Department.

The arrests are part of Operation Safeguard. Police say they will now be able to close out 40 open investigations.

“Our Problem Solving Unit is specially-trained to solve difficult cases, and in just four days we were able to get dozens of criminals off the streets. It’s this type of skill and collaboration that makes these operations a great success,” North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (NV FIST) worked with North Las Vegas Police to make the arrests.

“These targeted operations have real,
significant impact because they take individuals off the streets that are
committing crimes in our community,” U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield said... Read More

DALLAS TORNADO DAMAGE: Path of destruction

DALLAS — Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says citizens of Dallas should consider themselves lucky that no one was killed when a tornado touched down at night in a densely populated part of the city.

Johnson said at a news conference Monday morning that officials are still assessing damage. He says the city’s top priority has been making sure everyone is safe.

The National Weather Service says radar confirmed the tornado struck near Love Field Airport around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Homes have been heavily damaged, stop lights are out and large trees are down in the area.

Thousands were without power Monday morning as residents woke up to structural damage and overturned cars. ... Read More