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Former CCSD employee arrested for allegedly trying to sexually exploit minors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A former Clark County School District employee has been arrested for allegedly trying to exploit youth sexually. Sean David Rix, 53, is charged with two counts of Attempted Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Detectives within the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office have been working undercover for the past several months targeting individuals who are using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation, as a result of the most recent operation, Rix, who lives in Las Vegas, was arrested.

Rix was taken into custody Metro Police for the warrants issued by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Rix, who was employed by the Clark County School District at the time of his arrest, was transferred into the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on Aug. 21.

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‘Most Instagrammable Pop-up in America’ opens in Las Vegas tomorrow

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — HAPPY PLACE, hailed as ‘the most Instagrammable pop-up in America’, is opening Friday in Mandalay Bay with a mission to turn Sin City into “Grin City”.

The exhibit features 15,000 square feet of whimsical rooms, from a Super Bloom room to the world’s largest indoor confetti dome.

“I think people need about an hour of their time to just do nothing but put a smile on their face …, founder Jared Paul told Las Vegas Now’s Lindsey Simon. “This is a place where for one hour all you have to do is leave your troubles at the door and just come and smile.” He especially hopes it will be a place for parents to bring their children for an hour filled of positivity and joy.

Visitors will have a chance to spread cheer to local charities through Happy Place’s charity lemonade stand. The organization notes it has donated over $100,000 to the four cities it’s resided in. ... Read More

Robocall fight brings states, phone companies together

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Phone companies have agreed to cooperate with state attorneys general to protect consumers from illegal robocalls and make it easier for authorities to investigate and prosecute violators.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford and AGs from every other state and Washington D.C. have agreed with 11 phone companies to make changes at the network and consumer level, and to do a better job of identifying the violators.

The participating phone companies include AT&T, Bandwidth, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated, Frontier, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and Windstream. The companies will continue to optimize robocall protections as technology and scammer techniques change.

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work to prevent illegal robocalls by:... Read More

Work on roads, parking lots starts at Lake Mead, lasting into December

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The cone zone is creeping into Lake Mead National Recreation Area as $5 million in road projects begin.

From Willow Beach to the northern end of the 1.5 million-acre park, 75 miles of roads and parking areas will undergo work during daylight hours on weekdays through mid-December.

According to a Thursday news release, construction is planned for:... Read More

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‘Storm Area 51’ now has a theme song: “See Dem Aliens”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Everyone planning on storming Area 51 this coming September now has a theme song to jam out to called “See Dem Aliens“.

The song was created by CG5 and published on YouTube on July 16. It’s garnered more than 2.5 million views.

Viewers are having a ball with it, commenting:

“Imagine if the FBI is actually jamming to this” – Shaun

“CAUSE THEY CAN’T TAKE ALL OF US” … Two minutes later: “THEY JUST TOOK ALL OF US” – Fred purcell

“I can’t wait to tell my grandkids about this important piece of history.” – Camille Leniece

Check out the song here. How many times will you listen? ... Read More

IRS warns of tax refund email scam, malware threat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new phishing scam is out this week posing as IRS email and installing malware if computer users enter a “temporary password” to access files.

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners warned taxpayers and tax professionals about the new IRS impersonation scam, which is spreading nationwide.

The IRS never sends unsolicited emails and never emails taxpayers about the status of refunds.

If you have received the scam email, you can report it through the IRS tip email, phishing@irs.gov.

The scam email’s subject line may vary, but recent examples use the phrase “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder.” ... Read More

LIVE: Metro news conference on deadly police shooting in Laughlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is holding a news briefing at 11 a.m. to release more details about the deadly shooting involving officers Monday in Laughlin.

The deadly shooting happened Monday afternoon after a nearly seven-hour standoff with 69-year-old Michael Todd Lopez who attempted to rob two casinos and fired a shot at a security guard.

Lopez, who was from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was shot by Metro officers after he exited his car and aimed a gun at police... Read More