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Metro searches for missing, endangered 56-year-old

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department needs the public’s help in locating a missing 56-year-old man. Police say Revel Tweedle might be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.

According to police, Tweedle was last seen on Aug. 15 at approximately 7:30 a.m. near the 3950 block of Koval. He is said to be 6-feet-3-inches tall, and weigh around 180 pounds. Tweedle was possibly last seen wearing a jacket with an ORANGE colored pattern, a black shirt, and black shorts. All hospitals are asked to check their registries for the missing person and notify the police immediately.

Anyone with information regarding Tweedle and his whereabouts are strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3111, the Missing Persons Detail during business hours at (702) 828-2907 or by email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com. ... Read More

Elvis died 42 years ago today

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s been 42 years since the day Elvis Presley died.

The KLAS-TV sister station Movies! has been showing Elvis movies today to mark the occasion, airing “Flaming Star,” “G.I. Blues,” “Blue Hawaii,” “Girls! Girls! Girls,” “Paradise, Hawaiian Style,” and “Easy Come, Easy Go.” You’ll find the station at channel 8.3 (over the air), channel 128 on Cox Cable and channel 31 on CenturyTel.

A candlelight vigil was held at Graceland on Thursday night, and here’s what people are saying about the King:

RIP Elvis. August 16th 1977. #ElvisWeek #elvis pic.twitter.com/jm8rIV3vh9... Read More

Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year say mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational marijuana.

Steve Shevorski, a top deputy state attorney general, told a judge in Las Vegas on Friday there would be no basis for her to issue an order blocking licensees from opening new shops statewide until a trial can be held.

In his summary after 18 days of testimony, Shevorski said losing bidders presented no evidence that officials exceeded authority or abused administrative discretion evaluating 462 applications and awarding 61 new licenses.

Attorneys for winning bidders said Friday their clients are losing money because they can’t open, and would-be customers are being hurt because they aren’t being served... Read More

Man calls off wedding after fiancée accidentally almost kills dog

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — He loves me; he loves me not: That is the big question, one woman probably has for her ex-fiancée who called off their wedding after she almost accidentally killed his dog.

The 28-year-old man explained the situation in a post on Reddit while asking readers, “Am I The A**hole?” In the post, the man who has wisely chosen to stay anonymous wrote that he and his fiancée had been together for four years, and engaged for about six months, but he had his dog, a seven-year-old lab mix that he described as “the greatest dog in existence,” longer.

According to the man, the dissolution of his relationship to his 27-year-old bride to be was all because of one drunken/edibles-filled night. He said his ex-fiancée had her bachelorette party at their home, but she forgot to put their dog in the room once the party got rolling... Read More

Man’s July death ruled a homicide by coroner, cause of death released

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s office has ruled the July death of 26-year-old Thomas Nguyen a homicide.

The cause of death was stated to be asphyxia with neck compression and other significant conditions. Drugs were found in the victim’s system, including Methamphetamine and Phenylpropanolamine.

Officers responded to a report regarding an unresponsive male on July 24 at approximately 6:52 p.m. The incident occurred at the 4200 block of North Las Vegas. Nguyen was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Las Vegas Metro Police Department Homicide Section’s preliminary investigation indicated the victim and an unidentified suspect were involved in a fistfight earlier in the day.

The investigation is ongoing. ... Read More

Company boasts cat allergy vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Good news for cat lovers whose allergies are keeping them from the purring felines! HypoPet AG announced Friday that it might have found a vaccine to get rid of cat allergies, according to Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Cat allergy in human subjects is usually caused by the major cat allergen Fel d 1 and is found in approximately 10 percent of the Western population. Currently, there is no efficient and safe therapy for cat allergy available. But HypoPet AG developed a new strategy to treat Fel d 1–induced allergy in human subjects by immunizing cats against their own major allergen, Fel d 1... Read More

Customs computer outage affects McCarran, causes delays at some airports

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Travelers entering the U.S. at some major airports — including McCarran International Airport — could experience delays because of a technology outage affecting Customs and Border Protection stations at several major airports.

CBP said Friday that it was experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems and was working to fix the problem.

McCarran spokeswoman Christine Crews said there were long lines at customs in Las Vegas, but she said that is normal even when all systems are working. She said McCarran customs has implemented backup procedures to keep lines moving.

Passengers should arrive early to ensure they clear long lines in time to make their flight. Scheduled flights won’t necessarily wait for people who are stuck in a line... Read More