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Buddy Check 8: Stay up-to-date on self-exams and annual mammograms

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With so much going on in the world, it might be easy to forget to take care of yourself. But monthly self-exams and annual mammograms are the best way to stay connected to your body and notice any changes. 

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Terre Quinn McGlothin is an accomplished breast surgeon committed to making sure her patients get the care they need, especially during a global outbreak. 

DV: “Are you running into women feeling a little lonely a little isolated?” 

TM: “Yes, we are running into that because this is the COVID generation. We’re all feeling lonely and isolated, and then you add a layer of a new diagnosis of breast cancer and that may just be the straw the breaks the camels back sort of speak.”

But if caught early, breast cancer is very survivable. Dr. McGlothin stresses when its time for your mammogram, go somewhere that does a lot of them... Read More

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Man killed in auto-pedestrian crash in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is dead after a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in North Las Vegas Friday evening. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. near Las Vegas and Lake Mead boulevards.

Medical personnel transported the pedestrian, who is believed to be in his mid-40s, to UMC Trauma, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

North Las Vegas Police say a Dodge Ram truck, traveling westbound on Lake Mead, swerved out of the left travel lane. The pedestrian, who was standing on the center median, was struck when the vehicle jumped it after swerving.

Police also say impairment is believed to be a factor.

The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Motorists should avoid the area, as offices will continue their investigation on scene over the next few hours. ... Read More

Nevada Board of Regents Chief of Staff shuts down female board member, threatens to ‘man speak’ to silence her

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Nevada Board of Regents meeting grew heated Friday after a controversial comment was made while members disagreed over a topic.

Lisa Levine, current District 5 Regent representing Clark County, attempted to voice her opinion on a topic but was quickly shut down. Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Board of Regents Dean Gould told her he would be forced to “man speak” if she continued to “child speak,” as he continually told her to mute her microphone.

The clip can be seen in the tweet below:... Read More

Last-minute change for some charter schools before school year starts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A last-minute recommendation by the State Public Charter School Authority is changing how some students will attend school this coming Monday.

Discovery Charter School, which was set to welcome back some students in person, is now moving to a fully-distanced model for the next two weeks at both of its locations.

This leaves parents with just days to figure out how to make it work for their families.

The decision came Rebecca Feiden, executive director of the authority, made the recommendation earlier this week. She said charter school set to open before Aug. 24 should do so virtually for the first two weeks.

Feiden wants schools to have an opportunity to review the new targeted COVID-019 approach set by Gov. Steve Sisolak a few days ago. ... Read More

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Denver police who handcuffed Black girls might face charges

DENVER — Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car, a district attorney said Friday.

The incident Sunday attracted national attention after a video of the girls — some in tears — being detained in a parking lot spread on social media.

The traffic stop happened in Aurora, where officers are also being investigated following the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain after he was placed in a chokehold last year.

In the Sunday incident, officers eventually determined the car carrying the girls, ranging in age from 6 to 17, had the same license plate number as the one they were seeking from another state... Read More

Las Vegas man pleads guilty in attempt to buy 10 semi-automatic rifles for another person

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 37-year-old Las Vegas man pleaded guilty on Friday to federal charges after he bought 10 semi-automatic rifles for someone else.

Federal prosecutors alleged Ethan Erhardt allowed another buyer to bypass federal background checks by filling out forms stating that he was the actual buyer, but intending to provide the weapons to another person.

Images of firearms are all over Erhardt’s Facebook page, where he describes himself as “Owner & CEO of The King Assassin Brand. I design & provide defense tools for LEOs/Military/Civilians.”

Assistant US Attorney Daniel Clarkson was the prosecutor in the case. Agents from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the purchase.

Erhardt purchased the weapons from a Henderson dealer for about $88,000, using money provided by the actual buyer, agents said... Read More

4 Las Vegans enter guilty pleas in federal drug ring case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Four Las Vegans have pleaded guilty for their roles in a drug ring that distributed methamphetamine and counterfeit Oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.

US Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada announced pleas in the prosecution that goes back to arrests in October 2019.

Esperanza Sanabia-Araujo, 61, Marla Mariscal-Sanabia, 31, Armando Mariscal, 62, and Fernando Bueno, 29, each pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance before U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro.

Sentencing hearings are scheduled for December 16, 2020.

Authorities arrested the four Las Vegans as they tried to deliver 50 pounds of methamphetamine and 5,000 opioid pills. Agents recovered a firearm during the arrest.

Each defendant faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Maximum sentencing guidelines allow life in prison and a $10 million fine... Read More