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Shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 vital near Desert Inn, Maryland Parkway

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017|12:20 a.m.

. An individual was fatally shot and another critically injured in a late Tuesday shooting near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road, inning accordance with City Cops.

Officers and medics responded about 10 p.m. to 1135 E. Desert Inn, Lt. David Gordon said. The fatally injured individual died at the scene, and the other individual was rushed to a medical facility in critical condition.

Detectives continued to examine the circumstances of the shooting and patrol and K-9 officers were browsing the area for a possible suspect or believes early Wednesday, Gordon stated.

Additional details were not instantly readily available.

Marijuana business prepares to turn close-by desert town into pot paradise


John Locher/ AP A female goes out of the Hotel Nipton on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Nipton, Calif. American Green Inc., one of the nation’s biggest marijuana business, announced it has actually purchased the whole 80 acre California desert town.

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017|2 a.m.

NIPTON, Calif.– Now that one of the country’s biggest cannabis business has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a concern stays: Will the new owners relabel the place Potsylvania?

The name Weed already comes from an old mill town in Northern California.

American Green Inc. revealed Thursday it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, a RV park and a coffee shop. Its plans are to change the old Gold Rush town into what it calls “an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.”

The town’s present owner, Roxanne Lang, said the sale is still in escrow, but verified American Green is the purchaser. She decreased to reveal price prior to the sale closes, but noted she and her late hubby, Gerald Freeman, listed the property at $5 million when they put it up for sale in 2015.

Asked exactly what her husband would think of the purchasers’ strategies to turn Nipton into the pot paradise of the California desert, she chuckled heartily.

“I think he would find a great deal of humor because,” she lastly said, including that as a Libertarian Freeman had no issue with individuals using cannabis, and as a proponent of green power he ‘d be all in favor of energy independence. Over the years he ‘d set up a solar farm himself that provides much of the tiny town’s electricity.

American Green says it prepares to expand that farm and also bottle and offer cannabis-infused water from Nipton’s numerous aquifer, joint moves that would make the town green in more ways than one.

The purchasers are also reaching out to edibles producers and other pot-industry businesses, hoping they’ll be interested in moving to Nipton and bringing tasks with them.

The town’s existing residents number less than 2 lots and among its significant sources of profits is the California Lottery game tickets the basic shop offers to individuals who cross the state line from Nevada because they can’t purchase them there.

“We are delighted to lead the charge for a real Green Rush,” David Gwyther, American Green’s president and CEO, said in a declaration. “The cannabis revolution that’s going on here in the U.S. has the power to completely renew communities in the exact same method gold did during the 19th century.”

Indeed it was a gold rush that produced Nipton in the early 1900s when the precious metal was found nearby.

However by the time Freeman, a Los Angeles geologist who liked to look for gold in his spare time, found the place in the 1950s it was already a ghost town. Even even worse it was 60 miles south of Las Vegas and 10 miles (16 kilometers) off the major highway that links that city to Los Angeles.

“I want to say it’s easily situated in the middle of no place,” jokes Lang.

Freeman purchased the town in 1985 anyway and spent the next Thirty Years lovingly restoring its shop hotel and basic store, constructing canvas-covered “eco cabins” and equipping them with wood-burning ranges and swamp coolers.

The small hotel has actually become a popular location with desert fanatics and fans of the Old West, although it lies so near a major railway that moves freight in between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that visitors are handed earplugs with their space secrets.

Carl Cavaness, who operates at the hotel, said Thursday the sale caught him by surprise. He said he hopes the brand-new owners will let him and his other half stay.

“We like the quiet and solitude,” the 53-year-old handyman stated.

Locher reported from Nipton and Rogers reported from Los Angeles.

Father presumably left child in Arizona desert without shoes or water

Christopher Charles Watson (Source: MCSO) Christopher Charles Watson( Source: MCSO) Christopher Charles Watson (Source: MCSO). KINGMAN, AZ (FOX5)-. A guy from Kingman was arrested for child abuse after allegedly leaving his 10-year-old daughter in the desert on Saturday. The Mohave County Constable’s Workplace detained 28-year-old Christopher Charles Watson for child abuse per domestic violence, a felony.

Constable’s deputies reacted to a welfare check in the 3700 block of East Packard Opportunity at 9 a.m. A witness stated she saw the lady crying, strolling by herself on the asphalt with no shoes on. She stated she asked the little girl why she was crying and she told her that her daddy left her. The witness walked the little lady to her house and telephoned the sheriff’s department.

Deputies stated it was about 91 degrees outside when the girl was found.

The 10-year-old woman informed deputies her father, Watson, drove her out to the desert and forced her out of the truck. The lady stated she also struck her head when she reached for the door manage and her father sped away. The girl said she started strolling back toward the street when she spoke to the female.

Deputies said they likewise observed a bite mark on the woman. She specified her dad did that to her. The girl likewise experienced a headache and her neck hurting.

Medics took the girl to Kingman Regional Medical Center where she was dealt with and launched.

The Department of Child Safety took the girl into custody.

Deputies figured out that the girl resided in the 3500 block of East John L Avenue with her more youthful bro and Watson. The family recently relocated to the area about three weeks earlier.

After the deputies got to the home, Watson woke up from a nap and given off alcohol.

Watson said he was associated with an argument with his child when he decided to take her for a car trip which had actually soothed her down in the past. Watson supposedly dragged his child from the front traveler seat throughout his lap and out of the truck. Watson confessed to dropping his daughter off in the desert with no water or shoes. He stated he returned house and waited about 15 minutes before returning to the desert to get his daughter but he was not able to find her.

Watson was apprehended without occurrence and transported to the Mohave County Prison.

The Department of Child Safety also took his 9-year-old boy into custody.

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Best options: Chris Rock, Brian Setzer, Reggae in the Desert and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Chris Rock brings his Overall Blackout tour to the Strip this weekend.

Friday, June 9, 2017|2 a.m.

. The triple digits have arrived however there’s still time to capture a cool outdoor performance prior to summertime ends up being main and temperatures get up into the teens– and there are 2 festival events downtown on Saturday. Have a look at these other huge deal music and funny options for the weekend.

BRIAN SETZER’S ROCKABILLY RIOT He helped make retro rock ‘n roll cool again in the 1980s with the Stray Cats and was there at the leading edge of the swing revival in the 1990s. However no matter when you catch him, Brian Setzer does what he does, which is get everybody up and from their seats. Anticipate the very same Friday night at Mandalay Bay’s Home of Blues. June 9, information at 702-632-7600 or < a href=" http://www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas" target=

_ blank” & > houseofblues.com. CHICAGO & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS The Park Theater becomes groove city when these two iconic bands bring their fifth co-headlining summer trip to the Monte Carlo hot spot. The tour just kicked off today at California’s Concord Pavilion, so both the Doobies and Chicago should load a lot of energy into all those hits. June 9, info at 844-600-7275 or < a href="

https://www.montecarlo.com/en/entertainment/parktheater.html” target=” _ blank” > montecarlo.com. REGGAE IN THE DESERT Las Vegas’ biggest yearly reggae festival go back to the comfortable boundaries of the Clark County Federal government Center Amphitheater on Saturday, including a food court, a beer garden and plenty of arts and crafts vendors. Leading off this year’s musical lineup: Elephant Man, Typical Kings, Alborosie and Tanya Stephens. June 10, info at or < a href=" http://reggaeinthedesert.com/" target=" _blank

” > reggaeinthedesert.com.

Associated material ROCK ‘N JOURNEY TOUR The fabulously complimentary Downtown Rocks Concert Series continues along the Fremont Street Experience Saturday with preferred ’90s rock bands Fuel, Tonic, Marcy Play ground and Dishwalla taking their turns on the First and Third Street stages. June 10, information at < a href=" https://vegasexperience.com/" target="_

blank “> vegasexperience.com. CHRIS ROCK You have to head back to the Park Theater Saturday night to take in one of 2 programs (at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.) from one of the all-time, undeniable champions of stand-up comedy. Chris Rock’s Total Blackout tour is gone to Australia right after he checks out Vegas, so capture him while you can. June 10, info at 844-600-7275 or montecarlo.com.

Left for dead, gunshot victim wanders desert near Boulder City


Police said a man was shot in a desert location near Stone City and left for dead late Tuesday night.

Las Vegas City authorities reacted to Armorock, a business near U.S. 95 and Spring Canyon Road, at about 5:40 a.m Wednesday.

A 30-year-old guy claimed he was shot after he was driven to the desert by 3 males, cops said. The group supposedly ordered the victim to obtain out of the automobile prior to the shots rang. The group then left the victim.

The victim, who was injured however alert, roamed around the desert before reaching an employee at Armorock prior to 6 a.m. for medical assistance, according to City.

Emergency situation workers reacted and transferred the victim to a healthcare facility. His condition was not right away revealed.

“A lot of crazy things have actually been taking place in Boulder City” Courtney Scott of Stone City stated.

He reached an Armorock staff member who helped him. Nobody at Armorock, the concrete company wanted to speak about exactly what happened, but in Boulder City, people had a lot to state.

“It sounds a little far-fetched,” Timothy Connors, a tourist visiting from Seattle said. “There is a lot of moving components.”

“I believe he was on drugs or something,” Lindsey Dover, a traveler going to from Tennessee stated.

“When I heard about that I got truly terrified,” Scott said.

Police said the 33-year-old victim was taken directly to the hospital, from there he retold the story and said he was owned to the desert around 11 p.m. which 3 males remained in the car, someone he knew and two others.

“The 2nd time in a year finding out about a shooting out here,” Nicholas Bonsang, who works near where the man was discovered stated. “I imply it’s honestly very surprising due to the fact that this is such a family-oriented town, high school kids head out to the dry lake bed all the time.”

“You would believe it would be a motion picture,” Scott stated. “Who knows now a days? Anything is possible and individuals now a days will go after you, no matter who you are or what you are.”

For others, the story of how the male got to the desert, isn’t really accumulating.

“In Stone City … to find out about that out here it’s very unexpected,” Bonsang said. “I mean the person had to be drunk or something like that because you do not ever hear anything like that out here.”

“At the end of the day … I hope this person has a family to support him and he’s alright,” Scott stated.

Metro authorities stated the guy was carried to the health center, and his condition is unknown.

The event is under examination.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story when more information appears.

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Lanterns light up desert night sky near Las Vegas– PHOTOS

Countless lighted paper lights soared into the night sky at the Increase Light Celebration at the Moapa River Indian Reservation on Saturday.

Several thousand individuals participated in the conference near the Moapa Travel Plaza along Interstate 15, about 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas, which included live music, food and drinks.

Individuals were asked to customize their lantern with a message, prayer, dream or resolution.

This was the second year for the celebration. In 2014 it happened in a dry lake bed outside Jean, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas.

Man in wheelchair hit, killed at Desert Inn and Maryland


Authorities said an individual in a wheelchair was crossing Desert Inn Road near Maryland Parkway outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck and killed Monday night.

According to Lt. David Gordon, of Las Vegas City cops, officers responded to a call of the crash at 9:03 p.m.

. The victim, who is only recognized as a 65-year-old man, was crossing Desert Inn in the eastbound lanes just west of Maryland at the time of the incident. The guy was rushed to nearby Dawn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

The motorist of the 2013 Dodge Ram involved in the crash stayed at the scene.

The event marked the 82nd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The intersection was shut down following the crash. Authorities resumed the roadway by 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for updates.

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Haggen wishes to close 100 additional stores, desert Southwest



Numerous Vons and Albertsons stores throughout the valley were converted into Haggen supermarket in June.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015|9:29 a.m.

Struggling grocer Haggen on Thursday asked a bankruptcy court for permission to close 100 shops, the bulk of its ill-starred bid for a West Coastline empire, after failing to discover any interested purchasers.

The plan stands for a total and fast pullback from southern California, Arizona and Nevada, where it expanded this year after purchasing 146 supermarket from Albertsons and Safeway in the wake of their merger.

The targeted closures will certainly result in thousands of lost jobs, consisting of more than 5,000 in the Southwest, and will certainly leave Haggen with simply a bigger version of its historic Pacific Northwest grass.

California will certainly bear the impact of the closings, however 14 stores in Washington are on the list, mainly former Albertsons and Safeways in the Puget Sound area. Haggen said in court filings that no third party is likely making an offer for these stores.

A terse memo offered to workers of the Haggen shop in Coastline on Thursday afternoon stated that “this store is not part of the continuous company design,” and that it’s expected to close around Nov. 24. A shop staff member said the memo was checked out “verbatim, no emotion, no apology.”

Prior to its huge development, Haggen just had 18 places, including a stand-alone pharmacy. It went from having about 2,000 staff members to almost 11,000.

The company last month, prior to it got in bankruptcy proceedings, announced it was shedding a preliminary batch of 27 shops.

Now Haggen will certainly regroup around 37 so-called “core” shops in the Pacific Northwest, including 16 of the initial stores and 21 of the stores it obtained. It will likewise maintain a stand-alone drug store that was part of its initial footprint.

In a news release, the business stated the legacy stores showed strong sales development in the previous year, and the recently acquired stores it’s keeping have actually “proven successful.” It declined further remark.

Employees at the shops being closed will certainly get a 60-day notice, and all shops will certainly continue to be open throughout that period, Haggen said, adding that pay and advantages will continue.

Haggen utilizes some 5,140 individuals in California, Nevada and Arizona, where it’s closing all its locations, according to court documentations.

It also utilizes some 3,730 in former Albertsons and Safeway shops in Washington and Oregon.

Haggen said Thursday the Washington shops it wishes to close remain in Aberdeen, Liberty Lake, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Tacoma, Monroe, Silverdale, Burien, Bremerton, Milton, Everett, Coastline, and Renton (two areas).

Oregon shops slated for closure are in Tigard, Springfield, Baker City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Sherwood and Ashland.

A union authorities in Southern California blasted the method Haggen has handled its expansion and withdrawal.

“The manner in which Haggen and (private equity investor) Comvest set about this entire process is borderline criminal, and ideally will be examined thoroughly by the bankruptcy court and somehow made to be delegated this,” said Greg Conger, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) Regional 324, which stands for 800 Haggen workers in southern California.

A committee of unsecured creditors that includes UFCW and providers like Starbucks wants to see the shops marketed before they are shuttered.

“We think there might be interest out there for a lot of these stores and are trying to make certain they are marketed on that basis,” stated Robert Feinstein, a lawyer representing the committee.

A Haggen staff member in San Diego stated he too hopes some of the stores can be offered. He stated Haggen, Albertsons and the antitrust regulator that accepted the transaction all share the blame for exactly what happened.

“Shame on them,” he said.

Haggen wants to begin closing the stores as soon as possible because right now those places are jointly losing $400,000 a day, it stated in court documents. The closures would wait nearly $60 million for the rest of the year.

The liquidation, which involves the sale of all stock, property and home furnishings in the stores, would raise $125.6 million, “a needed and substantial cash infusion” as it struggles to pay its financial obligation.

Haggen on Thursday likewise asked the court to license retention payments balancing about $7,000 to 231 vital staff members, consisting of shop and pharmacy supervisors, so they remain through the closings and supervise an excessively wind-down.

Haggen expenses itself as a purveyor of natural and locally-sourced items, and the Federal Trade Commission, which manages anti-trust policy, believed it might be an excellent fit to keep competitors alive in locations where the merger in between Albertsons and Safeway may make the combined company too powerful.

But the deciphering was unprecedentedly fast. Haggen seemingly failed to take even in high-income areas, as consumers were turned off by exactly what they considered high prices and grumbled about the lack of flyers and other advertising.

The business bled money and in the early summer season began laying individuals off in California.

It applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 8. At that time it parted ways with Expense Shaner, the executive it had hired to run the California, Arizona and Nevada operations.

Haggen blamed its debacle on Albertsons, which it is demanding $1 billion for apparently screwing up the smaller grocer’s entry into the new markets.

Previously, Albertsons had actually taken legal action against Haggen for not paying for a few of the inventory it moved with the shops.

2 prisoners injured in High Desert jail fight; 3rd dealt with

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015|7:30 p.m.

2 inmates were required to the hospital and one was treated by jail staffers Friday evening after a battle broke out at the High Desert State Prison.

Two inmates started battling about 7 p.m. in the general population yard as they were returning from dinner, the Nevada Department of Corrections stated in a press release.

Likewise according to the department:

A weapon post officer fired a blank popper round after the inmates overlooked officers’ commands to stop fighting.

An officer continued to command them to stop, and a “rubber round” was skipped into the fighting inmates, which stopped the scuffle.

The combating resumed after a 3rd inmate assaulted one of the other two prisoners.

The prisoners continued to fight until more live rounds were avoided into the fight. Staffers then separated the inmates.

Two inmates were brought to a health center by ambulance, with one returning to the prison later in the evening. Another prisoner stayed at the hospital for observation.

The 3rd inmate was treated by prison medical staffers and returned to his cell.

None of the inmates’ injuries was lethal.

The unit real estate the prisoners will continue to be on lockdown up until Monday, however the basic population lawn was taken off lockdown about 9 p.m. Friday.

Visitation at the prison will certainly not be impacted.

The event continues to be under examination.