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Metro issues 102 citations for illegal fireworks, more than 14,000 complaints

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police Department issued 102 citations on July 4 for illegal fireworks.

Clark County released a video showing the enforcement efforts Thursday night.

Metro Police issued 64 citations in the county and 38 in the city of Las Vegas.

Citations are being issued in Mountain’s Edge for illegal fireworks #YouLightItWeWriteIt #4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/6zVUtsIQxY... Read More

Gun group says no basis for Vegas shooting suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A firearms industry trade group says there’s no legal basis for a lawsuit filed in Las Vegas against gun manufacturers by the family of a woman killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation said Wednesday the criminal who opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 1, 2017 killing 58 and wounding hundreds more is responsible.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Las Vegas Tuesday says eight national gun makers and three dealers in Nevada and Utah are liable for a Seattle woman’s death because the AR-15 style rifles could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.

Shooting foundation vice president Lawrence G. Keane says it’s wrong to blame the makers of non-defective products that were sold legally... Read More

WATCH: Baby turtles released into wild

BALI, Indonesia (CBS) — About 80 baby sea turtles were released on a beach in Bali, Indonesia on Friday.

The village had once been a popular poaching spot for the turtles. Fishermen protected the eggs until they hatched this week.

Conservationists have been working on campaigns to stop people from killing turtles for food and leather... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Blasting takes a break

NDOT crews may be having a “blast” on the main road between Las Vegas and Pahrump . . .but the highway widening project has been driving some commuters crazy

latest rounds of dynamite were detonated Tuesday on Highway 160
around the town of Mountain Springs. They’re methodically taking away
the hillsides there to eventually add more travel lanes. it’s a
process that usually *doesn’t* take a full two hours to clean up, but
they want to keep that time window, just in case. There’s more
blasting yet to go, with final completion planned for just over a
year from now: August of 2020.

crews have an eagle eye on the calendar, though, so they’re smart
enough to give everyone a break over the holiday weekend. The next
blast is scheduled for next Monday, July 8th.

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!... Read More

Strong aftershock follows California earthquake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local):

7:05 a.m.

A vigorous aftershock sequence is following the strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years.

A magnitude 5.4 quake at 4:07 a.m. Friday is so far the strongest aftershock of Thursday’s magnitude 6.4 jolt, and was felt widely.

Seismologists had said there was an 80% probability of an aftershock of that strength.

Thursday’s big quake struck in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, near the town of Ridgecrest, which suffered damage to buildings and roads.

9 p.m.

The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks... Read More

Coast Guard searching for man who fell from Carnival ship

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man who apparently fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory.

The agency says it was notified Thursday that a Carnival cruise ship crewmember fell overboard about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Cuba.

The Coast Guard sent an airplane crew and a Coast Guard cutter to search for the man.

No additional details were immediately available... Read More

Fire crews knock down two early morning fires

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire & Rescue had a busy morning in the Las Vegas valley. Fire crews responded to multiple fires in the early hours of July 5th and were able to get both knocked down.

UPDATE: TOC: 3:42AM. 1608 Eaton Dr. appears house being renovated, but lived in was heavily involved with fire on arrival, roof caved in shortly after arrival. Fire is now OUT, cause is U/I, no injuries reported, crews picking up, fire investigators on scene. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/uYndZdmokb... Read More