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Hospital celebrates 80 years over the rainbow with adorable “Wizard of Oz” tribute

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Sunday, Aug. 25, the world will celebrate one of time’s most beloved films: “The Wizard of Oz”.

For generations, the film has inspired viewers with its heartwarming journey featuring Dorothy, a girl from Kansas, and her ragtag group of friends, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. (Of course, we can’t forget Toto, too).

Allegheny Health Network ‘s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh is honoring the masterpiece in the most precious way. Four newborns were dressed in costumes, looking ready to embark on their journey down the yellow brick road.

In a Facebook post, the hospital said, “Our munchkins celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The movie may turn 80 on Sunday, but it remains a classic, and for our newborns and their families, there’s no place like home!”

Our munchkins celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The movie may turn 80 on Sunday, but it remains a…... Read More

Charges filed against former Las Vegas student for plotting school attack

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A former Desert Oasis High School student is facing charges for allegedly plotting an attack against a southwest Las Vegas school. Charges were filed against 18-year-old Cody Pomeroy on Friday morning.

He is charged with making a terrorist threat and possession of an explosive device component with intent to use it.

Pomeroy was taken into custody on Tuesday after law enforcement became aware of his alleged threat. Pomeroy, who was in Las Vegas Justice Court Friday, was granted $100,000 bail but must wear electronic monitoring. However, he has not posted bail yet. ... Read More

Man who voted twice — in Arizona and Nevada — faces charges in 2016 election

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man faces felony charges accusing him of voting in the 2016 presidential election in two different states.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that 61-year-old Randy Allen Jumper was indicted last month on two counts of illegal voting and one count of perjury.

Jumper was a registered Republican until he became an independent in 2016 , according to a Thursday report in the Tucson Citizen.

Jumper was a regular voter in Arizona and cast a ballot in “virtually every primary and general going back to the ’80s,” Deputy Pima County Recorder Chris Roads told TucsonSentinel.com.

In Nevada, Jumper is registered as a nonpartisan voter. He registered there in July 2016, online records show. ... Read More

FAT FURRY CAT: Looking for a family to love

PHILADELPHIA — BeeJay, or Mr. B. for short, lives at the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia and is looking for a forever family. There’s a lot of BeeJay to love — he weighs in at 26 pounds. That’s more than some Bobcats!

He is described as sweet cat and shelter workers say part of this paunchy pussycat’s charm is his chunkiness. Can you image cuddling with this big boy? He’s getting a lot of attention on social media with people pointing out he’s no itty-bitty kitty. Some even wonder if he might be a small tiger... Read More

Two North Las Vegas middle school students arrested with BB gun

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two students were arrested Thursday for bringing a BB gun to Sedway Middle School in North Las Vegas.

Clark County School District police responded to the school after another student reported seeing the pair with the weapon. The two students face gross misdemeanor charges for possession of a dangerous weapon, according to CCSD police spokesman Brian Zink.

The students were taken to juvenile booking after the arrest.

In a separate incident last week, another student at Sedway brought a BB gun, but he did not take it on campus, Zink said.

The school is at 3465 Englestad Street, near the intersection of Gowan Road and Revere Street.

“Most of the confiscations we get for middle schools is one student reporting another student,” Zink said.

“Don’t do it,” he said. He also encouraged anyone who sees activity like this at school to report it on the SafeVoice app... Read More

Car & truck show to raise money for Speedway Children’s Charities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A show fit for fans of classic cars is happening this weekend at South Point. The South Point Car & Truck show is raising money for the Speedway Children’s Charities.

Tricked-out classic and newer cars will line the the exhibit hall at South Point on Saturday. The event will help award grants to children’s charities across the area. Last year, Speedway Children’s Charities gave $269,000 to charities and officials hope to top that this year.

Officials say spots on in the exhibit hall are sold out for displays, but admission is free and they encourage everyone to come out and raise money for a good cause. There will be vendors and raffle prizes throughout the day.

The fundraiser runs from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday. You can click here for more information about the show... Read More

Teacher committed after describing how he’d carry out mass shooting, bombing

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teacher was forcibly committed for a mental evaluation after he told his students how he would carry out a mass killing if he were an active shooter.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Lakeland High School math teacher Keith Cook was taken into custody Monday under Florida’s Baker Act and transported to a mental health facility.

The Lakeland Ledger reports Cook made statements to his students during a lockdown drill on what to do if a gunman is on campus.

According to a student, Cook said he would hide a bomb with nails, fire a couple of rounds, and then explode the bomb.

Cook is on leave from Polk County Public Schools.

A judge issued an order requiring Cook to turn over firearms. None were found... Read More