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HOA upset with ‘mooning’ pumpkin man

The HOA board in a Georgia community is not having it with this Halloween display. They say the homeowner went too far.

Mike O’Neill put together a pumpkin man who was mooning drivers with it’s pumpkin butt. He then made it less offensive but put a sign saying the pumpkins were censored by the HOA.

Many have found the display funny and have stopped to take pictures.

The HOA board clarified that there are new neighbors in the community with small children and find it offensive. ... Read More

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Border wall enforcement zone could encroach on Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge’s ‘original forest’

ALAMO, Texas (Border Report) — Jim Chapman is a soft-spoken retired physician’s assistant who will stop mid-sentence to examine the splendor of a passing bird, or to appreciate a rare Montezuma bald cypress tree.

Chapman, 72, is vice president of the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor, a nonprofit support group for Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, that helps him to enjoy as much nature as he possibly can.

But even his easy-going spirit gets irked when it comes to the building of a border wall near his beloved Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in South Texas.

On Monday, Chapman walked the perimeter of the 2,000-acre wildlife refuge looking for nearby stakes indicating where President Donald Trump’s border wall is to be built in the vicinity... Read More

Police investigating shooting threat found on bathroom wall at UNLV; some classes canceled

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some teachers at UNLV have canceled classes on Wednesday after a threatening note was found on campus. The note found late last week targets African Americans and supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.

The note also references a specific date, Oct.16 — this Wednesday, which is why some teachers have decided to cancel classes for that day.

8 News Now has confirmed that campus police are investigating the shooting threat with the FBI and local law enforcement. But so far, police say they haven’t found credible evidence that would warrant action.

Now, students at UNLV must decide whether to go to class on Wednesday or to stay home.

“Only one teacher canceled class just for the safety of us, but my other teachers haven’t,” said Mateo Beers, a sophomore at UNLV.

The note was found on a bathroom stall... Read More

Nevada Gaming Control Board wants Wynn’s casino license banned; mogul’s accused of sexual misconduct

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada gaming regulators want Steve Wynn banned from holding a gaming license in the state. The move comes because Wynn was accused of committing serial sexual misconduct against his female employees. Wynn’s alleged conduct became public in 2018, forcing him to resign as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Wynn Resorts. 

After learning about the allegations against Wynn, the Nevada Gaming Control Board conducted an investigating into the claims of numerous female employees.

The complaint filed Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board said after its findings from the investigating it is clear that Steve Wynn “is not a person of good character, honesty, and/or integrity” who is “unsuitable to be associated with a gaming enterprise or the gaming industry as a whole.”... Read More

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Maui family grows world’s heaviest avocado

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Pokini Family from Maui has grown the world’s heaviest avocado. Their prize produce earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.  The record-breaking avocado weighed in at 5.6 pounds.

Juliane Pokini says they received the seed from a relative’s tree on Oahu. It took the Pokini’s about 10 months for the avocado to get this big. The family harvested the gigantic avocado in December and that’s when they submitted it to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Pokini says this may not be the last time we’ll see one of their avocados in the record books. The family is monitoring their avocado tree for other potential winners. If you’re wondering what the Pokini’s did with the winning avocado, they used it to make a huge batch of guacamole, enough to serve about 20 people... Read More

Study: Enterprise, Nevada is 5th fastest growing city in America

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new study from WalletHub lists the Enterprise, Nevada as the 5th fastest growing city in America. Enterprise makes up the south and southwest part of the valley. Housing experts say other areas around southern Nevada are also booming.

Two main reasons a lot of people say they are moving to Las Vegas is because of the weather and affordable home prices.

“We just spent some time looking around and looking at the area making considerations for ourselves,” said Timothy Houghtlin, thinking about leaving Massachusetts.

Houghtlin, who’s from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is thinking about calling Las Vegas home.

“No snow, no mosquitos; very nice weather,” Houghtlin said. “We’ve been to Lone Mountain, we’ve been here (the Enterprise Area) and Summerlin.”... Read More

I-Team: More discrimination complaints revealed after Las Vegas mom takes action

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many people have responded to the I-Team’s report about a tennis pro who says she and her biracial daughters were discriminated against when she worked at the Red Rock Country Club.

A department for the state of Nevada backed up her claims, so the mother, Carmel Mary-Hill, has a lawsuit against the country club.

The I-Team learned that since the interview with Mary-Hill aired, there’s been an increase in complaints filed against Red Rock Country Club.

Jessy Wolfe with her mother, Carmel Hill. (Courtesy, Carmel Hill)

“Hopefully, I’ve given other people the courage to stand up for what’s right,” Mary-Hill said.

Mary-Hill says she was told her biracial daughters could no longer use the daycare at Red Rock Country Club where she worked as a tennis instructor,so she complained to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC). She was then fired shortly after issuing a complaint... Read More