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Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said.

A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m, said Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

Lady Gaga’s representative and detectives went to the station and confirmed that they were the dogs.

The singer is currently in Rome to film a movie.

The woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be 'uninvolved and unassociated" with Wednesday night's attack, Tippett said.

It wasn't immediately clear how she obtained the dogs... Read More

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Gov. Sisolak, officials discuss creating 'innovation zones' in rural Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — On Friday, Governor Steve Sisolak gave more details on his proposal to create "innovation zones” in Nevada. 

He describes an innovation zone as a self-governing community that is focused on advanced technologies such as AI, robotics and renewable resource technology. 

The first one would be a company called Blockchains LLC., which is trying to create a semi-autonomous smart city outside of Reno.  

Economist Jeremy Aguero says the proposal is a 75-year project to make Nevada a tech hub. 

“The goal here and the reason it's structured the way it is...is to put up a big flag that says Nevada is open for innovation,” Aguero said. “We're creating something that's different.” 

Governor Sisolak says the project can be accomplished without any incentives or tax credits. 

The idea would still have to be passed by the legislature. ... Read More

Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers Association reach tentative collective bargaining agreement with the state

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) – The State of Nevada and the Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers Association (NAPSO/CWA Local 9110) announced Friday that they have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on all non-economic and economic articles.

The tentative agreement will now be provided to NSLEOA membership—made up of Category II Peace Officers—for ratification. Following ratification and pursuant to state law, the agreement must go to the State Board of Examiners for approval. 

If the Board approves the entire agreement, it can then be submitted to the State Legislature. For the economic provisions of the agreement, Governor Sisolak would submit budget amendments to the Legislature to effectuate those provisions.  

The terms of the agreement between the state and NSLEOA will become public once ratified and submitted to the State Board of Examiners... Read More

The future of Las Vegas' famed buffets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas is known for so many things, and while we have seen live entertainment take a backseat, another big aspect to the Vegas lifestyle has, too: buffets. However, gaming historian David Schwartz doesn't see them going away forever. 

"I think when it is safe, it will comeback in some form. It's hard to say when that will be, but I think because there is such an association with Vegas and buffets, that someone is going to want to keep it alive," said Schwartz.

Several properties moved away from buffet services, including Wynn and Circus Circus, replacing theirs with a food court. Tourist Dawn Cagle says she hopes Vegas can keep their buffets but do so safely. 

"I just recently went to one where I’m from in Houston, and they had it set up where they had the plexiglass and servers behind it, so you could still go in line as many times as you wanted,” she shared. “It kept it hands-free. I really like that idea.” ... Read More

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Bill calling for end to Daylight Saving Time introduced in Nevada Legislature

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A bill to do away with Daylight Saving Time is once again at the legislature. 

Daylight Saving Time is federal law, but the bill asks the governor to ask the president to get rid of the time change. 

Senate Bill 153 would only take effect if California does it too to keep us on Pacific Standard Time. 

This may sound familiar. Lawmakers passed a similar resolution in 2015. 

However, that resolution asked to keep us on the same time as Arizona, which would be one hour ahead of California in the winter. 

This one would put us in step with California. ... Read More

CCSD Superintendent Jara responds to concerns as students prepare to return to classroom

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara is now responding to student and family concerns, as students prepare to return to the classroom. 

During the board meeting, students spoke about how much distance education has impacted their grades and mental health. Now Superintendent Jara says he hears their concerns, and says the plan in place will offer them support. 

After nearly a year of distance education, many parents and students are fed up, wanting everyone to be back in the classroom full time.  

Although some students want that to happen quicker than anticipated, the school district is asking for even more patience. 

"I understand their concerns,” said Superintendent Jara. “Remote education has not worked for everybody.” 

On Monday, some students pre-k through third grade will head back into the classroom, with other grades joining the hybrid model by April 6. ... Read More

'Live' Is Beautiful slated for Sept. 17-19, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Festival lovers all over the Las Vegas valley are probably breathing a sigh of relief because "Live" Is Beautiful, as the organizers are calling it, is slated for Sept. 17-19. Life Is Beautiful festival organizers released more details about its reemergence in 2021 via a newsletter Friday.  

The following message was sent to newsletter subscribers for "Life Is Beautiful":

"While there is still uncertainty in the world, we're watching problems evolve into possibilities and are beginning to see all the right signs. Much like yourselves, we can't wait to be back together again. To hear the roar of a crowd. To feel delighted by the unexpected. To hear those 3 magical words echo from the stage, 'Are you ready?'

Friends, WE ARE READY! And we're ready to make 2021 (our collective return to "Live") our most memorable festival yet... Read More