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Carmen Electra, other models sue Vegas strip clubs for using images in ads

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports separate federal civil lawsuits filed this month accuse each club of violating the federal Lanham Act by falsely and misleadingly using the models’ images for advertising, and Nevada’s right of publicity law.

Electra sued under her real name, Tara Leigh Patrick. She and Pinder allege “pirated” photos of them were used without their consent on social media and promotional flyers.

The Review-Journal says defendants declined or didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The lawsuits say the models had no affiliation with the clubs, but the use of their photos implied they endorsed them or worked there... Read More

Fatal lion attack nets 3 ‘serious’ violations for center

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three “serious” violations to the Conservator’s Center in Caswell County.

Because Alexandra Black was an unpaid intern, the division could not issue a direct citation for her death, according to an emailed statement from the state labor department. Officials issued a citation after determining that other employees were exposed to hazards.

The citation said that all violations must be corrected immediately. The center also must pay penalties of $3,000.

In an investigation following Black’s death , the division found that the center had “ineffective procedures which resulted in a lion escaping,” and constituted a violation of the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Act... Read More

Man accused of forging police report as late for work excuse

LISBON, N.H. (AP) – A man accused of forging a police report to back up his bogus story that he used as an excuse to his boss is facing real charges in New Hampshire.

The Caledonian-Record reports that 51-year-old Paul Neilson was charged last week with forgery, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Police say the Lisbon man told his boss he was late to work at a construction company March 11 because a Lisbon officer gave him a warning about his expired car registration.

When his boss got suspicious, police say Neilson gave him a report purportedly from the officer with a detailed description of their interaction.

The boss contacted police, who said they had not had any contact with Neilson that day nor written the report.

A phone number for Neilson could not be found.

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Police investigating deadly shooting in shopping center near Decatur, 215

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say a man was found fatally shot in shopping center in the 6400 block of North Decatur Boulevard near I-215 around 8 a.m. this morning.

LVMPD Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer says an employee arriving for work found a Hispanic or Asian-looking man in his mid-20s or early-30s layin on the sidewalk. The employee noticed multiple gunshot wounds and called 911. Responding emergency units pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Homicide investigation in a shopping complex by 215 and N. Decatur. Metro Police brief on what happened this morning.

Posted by 8 News Now on Saturday, June 29, 2019

At this time police are still conducting their investigation and no suspect is in custody.

Anyone with any information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555... Read More

Alabama woman charged in fetal death, her shooter goes free

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama district attorney’s office hasn’t decided whether to prosecute a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight.

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December altercation over the fetus’s father, authorities said.

Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation determined Jones started the fight, and Jemison ultimately fired in self-defense. Jones, 28, was indicted by that same grand jury Wednesday.

The indictment stated Jones did “intentionally cause the death” of “Unborn Baby Jones by initiating a fight knowing she was five months pregnant.”

However, the office of District Attorney Lynneice O. Washington said there has been no decision on whether to pursue the case against Jones... Read More

“Safe & Sane” fireworks go on sale across the valley

As people across the valley gear up for Fourth of July fun, fire officials want to remind everyone to take a few safety precautions while celebrating.

All fireworks are not created equal. It’s only legal to use “Safe and Sane” fireworks in the city of Las Vegas from June 28 to 11:59 p.m. on July 4.

“Safe and Sane” fireworks will go on sale across Clark County on Monday, July 1 and are illegal to use after 11:59 p.m. on July 4.

Michael McNeill and Diane Pham are just a few of many people across the valley stopping at firework stands to gear up for some holiday fun.

“It’s just a great thing to gather around on Fourth of July,” McNeill said. “Have a few beers, have some good food and just light some fireworks off.”

Before anyone lights those flashing fountains, experts told 8 News Now it’s crucial to keep a few things in mind. ... Read More

Goodwill and Amazing Art, in “What’s Cool at School”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Gaining an appreciation for art, while learning tangible skills for success through Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Student Work Experience Program (SWEP), which offers students with disabilities the opportunity to gain experience in a real-world work environment.

8 News Now joined the students on a tour of the Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum, located downtown in the Neonopolis complex.

Museum Director Mark Rowland said, “We refer to ourselves as the best kept secret in Las Vegas. It’s all about bringing art and an appreciation for art to the people of Las Vegas.”

With art from around the world, as well as the work of local artists, such as Jerry Blank, this is the largest exhibition facility for fine art in Las Vegas; and students seemed to soak in the incredible art as they genuinely enjoyed their experience... Read More