Thursday, June 20 2013 12:48 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:48:52 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. Investigators said two vehicles collided with a female victim dying on scene.More>>
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 1:32 AM EDT2013-06-20 05:32:50 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- It's been eight months and there's still no sign of a Las Vegas couple with Police believing there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of April Roberts and her boyfriendMore>>
It's been eight months and there's still no sign of a Las Vegas couple with Police believing there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of April Roberts and her boyfriend Phillip Johnson. A high profile volunteer search and rescue team is helping police track down new clues.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- When John McClain's 4-year-old son Declan was younger he referred to his toy garbage truck as "Gabuduck."
The word stuck with McClain, an accomplished Las Vegas sound producer with both a Grammy and an Emmy under his belt.
McClain said the idea for the company came to them when they observed Declan and other children ignoring a pile of toys, opting instead to play games on iPads.
"The sound was feeble and the visuals were feeble," McClain said. "Angela and I looked at each other and said, ‘we could do better.' The skill set we bring to the table with sound and visuals is head and shoulders over the rest of what is out there."
Just this week, the company won approval to sell its first commercially available app, "KBC Kids," through Apple's App Store. The animated app features KBC Kids, a children's hip hop group from New York City that is dubbed the first ever "App Band."
Kids who use the app, available for both iPads and iPhones, gain access to some of the band's songs by interacting on the screen with characters depicting KBC members Kobie, Brian and Clair. Depending on what children press, they can activate different musical instruments and create a variety of sounds.
They are then rewarded with the ability to advance through the app as they make correct decisions about the sounds they are creating based on the group's pre-recorded music. Along the way children learn about musical tones and what proper notes sound like. They learn about timing in music.
"We treat each product as its own mini cinematic experience," Abshier said.
McClain, who also runs the Dog and Pony Show post-audio studio, and Abshier first teamed up years ago by making short independent films. He earned his Grammy in 2001 for work he did with the legendary late comedian George Carlin, and added an Emmy in 2008 for a boxing special on HBO.
Abshier was a creative director for gaming company Aristocrat Technologies in Las Vegas and participated in the development of video slot machines. So she understands the ins and outs of video games.
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As for the growth potential for a company specializing in children's apps, Abshier said: "This space is widely recognized as the Wild, Wild West. It's this massive race to market to be in this space so the challenge is how to be different. The opportunities to branch out into education, autism and learning disabilities are endless."
Their plan to grow the company hinges largely on partnerships with musicians who perform children's music. One popular singer who is already doing voice work for Gabuduck is Lisa Loeb, who scored a number one hit in 1994 with the song "Stay." The idea is to allow the musicians to sell their songs through the apps designed by Gabuduck, creating in essence an MTV-like music video experience for young children.