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Metro asking for help in finding missing man

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro is asking for your help in finding Madjid Farzaneh. Officials say the 70-year-old man may be in severe emotional distress and could be in need of medical assistance.

He was last seen around noon Thursday near the 5400 block of Topaz Street. He is 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, and he was last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants and brown shoes.

Anyone with information about Farzaneh’s whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact Metro at (702) 828-3111 or by email at missingpersons@lvmpd.com... Read More

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Prison for gun trade show worker who stole 65 firearms

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas trade show worker who pleading guilty to stealing three machine guns and more than 60 other firearms at the U.S. gun industry’s biggest annual convention in January has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware II also ordered 27-year-old Jamikko Foster Thursday to complete 1,000 hours of community service and two years’ probation following his release.

Foster admitted he stole silencers, handguns, rifles, machine guns and dozens of suppressors while he was working in Las Vegas at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show known as the “SHOT” show.

Federal agents recovered all but two of the 65 stolen weapons during a search of Foster’s residence in February.

A co-defendant, 28-year-old Eduardo Limon, also pleaded guilty. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24... Read More

‘Sandy Hook Promise’s’ bone-chilling PSA hopes to prevent school shootings

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new thought-provoking PSA hopes to send a message while combating school shootings. The PSA was created by Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit group formed after the deadly 2012 school shooting.

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, left 20 students and six adults dead.

The newly released PSA begins with a smiling teen boy, opening his locker to grab his backpack. But it ends with a young girl, in tears, texting a goodbye to her mother as a door opens and footsteps approach the stall where she is hiding and crying... Read More

Number of vaping illnesses continues to rise

NEW
YORK, NY (CBS) —
The CDC says the number of cases of vaping related sickness has
risen to 530, and 8 people have died. This comes as the Food and Drug
Administration announces its own investigation into the illnesses.

The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects those numbers to rise.

“We
don’t have a single substance product additive or brand that is identified in
all of the cases,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat — CDC Deputy Director.

While
officials can’t pinpoint the exact cause of the illnesses, most patients
reported using e-cigarette products containing THC – the psycho-active
ingredient in marijuana. Three-fourths of the cases are male, and two-thirds
are between the ages of 18 and 34.

“Until
we know more as this investigation is on-going, if you have health concerns, we
recommend you considering not vaping and not using e-cigarettes,” Schuchat
said. ... Read More

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Thousands of fetal remains found on property of doctor who performed abortions

CRETE TOWNSHIP, Ill. (WLS) — Thousands of fetal remains have been discovered on the property of an Illinois doctor who performed abortions. Officials say more than 2,200 medically preserved remains were found on the property of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer in Crete Township.

Klopfer performed abortions in Indiana for nearly 40 years
before losing his medical license in 2016. He died earlier this month. The
doctor’s family was cleaning out Klopfer’s property when they discovered the
remains.

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, but they say
there is no evidence that Klopfer conducted any of the medical procedures at
his home... Read More

NHP: Crash blocks lanes of traffic on US 95 near SR 160

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are working a crash in Nye County that has several lanes of traffic blocked. The wreck happened on U.S. 95 near Mile Marker 6, which is near State Route 160.

NHP said the accident was between a semi-truck and a car. Both vehicles were driving southbound on U.S. 95 when they crashed. The southbound lanes of U.S. 95 are blocked.

Drivers should expect delays in the area... Read More

McDonald’s giving away “McSwag” through Uber Eats

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — One fast food chain wants you to order in Thursday night, and to encourage you, it’s giving away plenty of McSwag. McDonald’s is teaming up with Uber Eats for its McDelivery night promotion.

Ronald and friends are hoping you’ll forget about that delivery fee by giving away branded apparel that includes socks, slippers, and sweatpants. Your order could also include ear buds, playing cards or even a giant blanket resembling a sesame seed bun with a hood.

The golden arches is being mum on how it will determine exactly
what you receive, but we do know this: You have to order $10 worth of food, it
has to be after 5 pm Thursday night and it’s only while supplies last at
participating locations.

The chain says restaurants in 50 countries and six continents are taking part. We can only assume Antarctica is the excluded land mass. ... Read More