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Officials alert Nevada residents about flood-damaged vehicles

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017|11:52 a.m.

CARSON CITY– Insurance coverage authorities in Nevada are warning prospective used-car purchasers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged lorries.

The state’s Department of Insurance coverage says lorries that were harmed throughout extensive flooding in Texas and Florida previously this year might be making their method into Nevada.

Insurance Coverage Commissioner Barbara Richardson says customers ought to be “very cautious.” She states flood-damaged vehicles are susceptible to failure and purchasers might not have the ability to get them guaranteed.

The Department of Insurance coverage is advising consumers to utilize sites to check the history and condition of the lorry they are interested in purchasing.

Authorities in Texas in September said as many as a million cars flooded throughout Typhoon Harvey.

Flood-damaged lorries typically have evidence of water and grit inside and in the engine compartment.

Officials discuss retrieval of items left behind at Route 91 Harvest Festival

Debris litters a festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Oct. 3, 2017. (John Locher/AP)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/10/15086569_G.jpg "alt=" Particles litters a celebration premises across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Oct. 3, 2017. (John Locher/AP)"

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throughout the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Oct. 3, 2017. ( John Locher/AP )” border =” 0″ width=” 180″/ > Particles litters a festival premises across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Oct. 3, 2017.( John Locher/AP ). LAS VEGAS (FOX5)-. Authorities in Clark County stated a plan remains in motion when it pertains to returning products that were left at the scene of Sunday’s shooting. Representatives said the home distribution procedure for victims and relative to retrieve personal effects from the Path 91 Harvest Festival grounds is underway.

The home distribution process will start today for anyone who lost home in the 1 October event at the Route 91 music festival.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 8, 2017 Many short articles, including automobiles, were left at the performance place after gunfire rang out at the festival.

John Steinbeck, Clark County Fire Deputy Chief, together with FBI Media Professional Sandy Breault were among a little group of officials who spoke Sunday afternoon.

The Household Help Center, situated at 3150 Paradise Roadway, is where items can be picked up from the very first cleared area of the celebration place.

Officials stated this is a continuous procedure which none of the items being obtained at this time were considered evidence. Sunday’s press conference was held at the former Riviera hotel-casino website.

Stay with FOX5 for ongoing protection.

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Nevada officials to think about pot circulation emergency situation guideline


John Locher/ AP In this June 28, 2017 image, a worker puts a bar code sticker on a container of cannabis at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation center in Las Vegas.

Friday, July 7, 2017|6:35 p.m.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday authorized state regulators to consider an emergency policy that would permit authorities to figure out whether the state has enough marijuana suppliers to keep its retail shops supplied.

Sandoval’s approval came after dispensaries across the state reported higher than anticipated need for cannabis because recreational sales of the drug became legal in Nevada on Saturday. The Nevada Tax Commission is anticipated to use up the regulations Thursday.

The procedure citizens approved in November legalizing the sales determines that licensed alcohol wholesalers have the exclusive rights to pot distribution licenses for 18 months. However no alcohol wholesalers have finished the licensing process.

A judge’s order in an ongoing court fight between the state and the alcohol suppliers does not allow pot dispensaries to transport cannabis from a cultivation facility to the shop. Before recreational sales began last weekend, many dispensaries offering medical cannabis were authorized to work as their own intermediary.

About a week before sales began, Sandoval’s office had indicated he wouldn’t opt for an emergency guideline for circulation. He reversed his stance after sales exceeded expectations.

“We previously were informed the dispensaries may have up to 60 day materials of product,” Michael Willden, Sandoval’s chief of staff, said in an e-mail. “We are now notified that many have only days or weeks of item to be offered.”

Those 21 and older with a legitimate ID can now buy up to an ounce of pot. The Nevada Department of Tax has certified 47 dispensaries to sell recreational cannabis.

The department on Thursday stated the shops have actually taped well over 40,000 retail transactions, and some of them sold more than double of what they had expected.

Carson City District Judge James Wilson last month ruled the policy the commission adopted in Might that might have opened circulation up to others was void.

Wilson stated the Tax Commission engaged in “ad-hoc rulemaking” outside the legal procedure when it made a preliminary decision previously this year that the alcohol industry didn’t have enough interest in getting in the pot service to guarantee adequate distributors would seek applications to fulfill the awaited high need.

“The department has not identified whether specifically accrediting alcohol wholesalers as short-lived marijuana suppliers will lead to an inadequate variety of licenses,” Wilson composed.

Officials, families, veterans mark Memorial Day in Nevada

Monday, May 29, 2017|4:18 p.m.

Nevada elected officials, Gold Star households and veterans marked Memorial Day with remembrance events in the north and south of the state.

Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller attended a pancake breakfast and a Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery event in Reno, then talked at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Governor Brian Sandoval was in southern Nevada, where temperature levels reached the mid-90s, for an event at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Stone City.

Sandoval informed the crowd that a lot of Americans never completely understand the sacrifice of the country’s soldiers, and that remembering them helps lay a structure for a stronger future.

The Republican politician governor likewise praised companies and volunteers who preserve the burial websites.

Officials investigating '' suspicious ' fires at Mohave County churches

Arson detectives in Dolan Springs are attempting to identify what stimulated a pair of “suspicious” fires that destroyed one church and “caused heavy damage” to another Saturday night, according to the Kingman Daily Miner.

The Mohave County, Ariz., locations, Dolan Springs Baptist Church and the Mt. Tipton Neighborhood Church, lie across the street from each other, about 80 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

Fire teams were called to the simultaneous fires about 7 p.m. to Pierce Ferryboat Roadway, the Daily Miner reported Sunday. No one was inside either church at the time of the blaze and no one was injured, however both churches suffered extensive damage.

Officials informed the Daily Miner that the fires were “suspicious in nature.”

On its Facebook page, the Mt. Tipton church wrote: “We are still a Church household we are The Church and we are Overcomers in Christ !!!! There is still going to be a Mt. Tipton Community Church; we will rebuild! God Bless.”.

The Mohave County’s Constable’s Office might not be reached by the Review-Journal for comment Sunday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Inspect back for updates.

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Fire officials contain studio apartment fire in northeast Las Vegas

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015|11:51 a.m.

Firefighters are investigating a small fire that caused damage to a vacant apartment system today near Nellis Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue, officials with the Clark County Fire Department stated.

Crews from the Clark County and North Las Vegas fire departments, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, reacted around 11 a.m. to the complex on 3458 Algiers Drive to discover light smoke from the apartment or condo’s bed room.

The fire was quickly extinguished, officials stated.

It didn’t spread to neighboring houses and no injuries were reported. An estimate on the damage was not immediately known.

Arizona couple found near Lake Mead passed away of heat exposure, officials say

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015|9:35 p.m.

. An Arizona couple whose bodies were found in a minivan in Lake Mead National Leisure Area passed away of hyperthermia and dehydration due to heat, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

The bodies of Golden Valley locals Ronald John Ryan, 66, and Nancy Engebretsen, 65, were discovered Sunday in the desert at the entertainment area, according to the constable’s workplace.

Officials initially raised the possibility of ecological exposure as the cause of death for the couple, as there were just 2 bottles of water found at the scene.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner identified the official cause of death.

Authorities took a missing individual’s report July 30 after the couple went missing out on July 27, according to the constable’s office and the couple’s family members.

The 2, who also lived in Minnesota, had been together for more than 7 years, according to family.

Ryan’s sis, Sandy Ryan, stated her bro had actually recently received chemotherapy and radiation, and she didn’t think he was well adequate to take a trip.

School officials table sex-ed conversation, activating aggravation

Thursday, July 16, 2015|10 p.m.

. The Clark County School Board voted Thursday to delay an evaluation of its heavily slammed sexual education curriculum, much to the aggravation of one board member.

School Board members were supposed to discuss the issue at Thursday night’s meeting, but other members moved effectively to put it off until September, arguing that many parents were on trip and wouldn’t be around to provide input.

The move outraged board member Carolyn Edwards, who first required an assessment of the sex-ed policy in 2013. She stated the board was dragging its feet on behalf of a district that has hesitated to touch the problem.

“I am actually seriously done with being asked to wait,” she said. “How many years do I have to wait to have a conversation on this product?”

“I am upset frankly, that you would ask me to wait once more,” she stated.

But board members were unmoved and voted 6 to 1 to delay it.

“To bring an item that has actually become as volatile as this breaks openness,” said board member Patrice Tew, who represents northwest Las Vegas and some rural communities. “It will cause a rift and an absence of trust that I don’t know that we can recuperate from.”

“I represent a constituency base that wants to be involved,” board member Linda Young said.

Board members said they wished to wait to get more public input, but Edwards mentioned that the district had actually currently gotten parent input, consisting of a districtwide survey. The outcomes existed at a board conference in January and attracted ratings of father and mothers and students on both sides.

However the decision comes as no surprise. CCSD took a beating late in 2013 when it was discovered that they had held personal meetings about sex-ed curriculum without public input. Moms and dads flooded subsequent meetings, decrying the district as being deceptive. The backlash was so severe that it required Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to openly apologize. Ever since, the district has tread lightly around the concern.

In the meantime, the district’s sex-ed program has come under fire from advocates who say it does not provide students precise information about sex and sexually transferred illness. The curriculum likewise does not provide any information on homosexuality or gender identity, which opponents say makes it discriminatory.

Recently, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada started providing totally free detailed sex education classes to CCSD students.

The delay likewise annoys the Nevada ACLU, who, like Edwards, has actually been trying to get the district to evaluate its policies considering that it began a statewide evaluation of sex-ed curriculum in 2013.

“In some of the counties we’ve had truly great success,” said Tod Story, president of the Nevada ACLU. “The one spot that has been the most difficult has been Clark County.”

In an evaluation of the district’s sex-ed classroom products, the Nevada ACLU discovered a variety of accurate inaccuracies, which included telling students that condoms aren’t effective in preventing STDs and that cleaning or urinating after sex could prevent pregnancy. They likewise discovered a variety of products were dated or encouraged biased attitudes, like informing female students they would be undesirable in their school if they had sex.

An ACLU memo sent out to school authorities in May detailed the mistakes. But that went unanswered, according to Story.

“They’re doing everything they can to hold on to the status,” he said. “The foot dragging has gone on for method too long.”

He added that the ACLU would check out legal action if CCSD remained to delay the concern.

Days of unrest prompts officials to visit Arizona jail

Four successive days of discontent at a state jail in northwest Arizona triggered a vacation weekend see by Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) Director Charles Ryan and Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead. Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said they saw a significant quantity of inmate-inflicted destruction throughout a Sunday morning tour of the 3,400 minimum-to-medium security facility situated in the community of Golden Valley.

More than 1,000 inmates had actually been transferred from the Hualapai Unit of the jail to other corrections facilities by Sunday afternoon. ADC spokesperson Andrew Wilder stated a Thursday night riot that stretched into Friday morning rendered portions of the Device uninhabitable.

McCabe stated criminal damage he observed consisted of toilets, sinks and security system elements. McCabe was happy that no leaves took place during the Thursday through Saturday disturbances.

Wilder stated at least 9 jail employee sustained minor injuries throughout the uprisings that began when a group of inmates assaulted another detainee early Wednesday evening.

Issa Arnita, Director of Corporate Communications for the Utah-based Management and Training Corporation (MTC) that operates the prison through written agreement with the state of Arizona, said that four inmates were injured throughout the Thursday-Friday disturbance.

Wilder stated 6 ADC Tactical Support Devices, consisted of 96 officers, have actually been dispatched to the prison to assist personnel preserve control. McCabe stated another DOC group will certainly step up its investigation Monday early morning into why and how the prisoner uprisings happened.

Mohave County Supervisor Gary Watson required a cancellation of the state agreement that essentially utilizes the Utah-based Management and Training Corporation (MTC) to operate the prison. He stated that a 2010 prisoner escape that resulted in 2 murders in 2010, the noticeable pounding death of a prisoner in January and current occasions prove that MTC mishandles.

“They’ve shown that they have no ability to contain those very vicious individuals (prisoners),” Watson stated Sunday. “It’s time to handle it prior to somebody else gets killed.”

Watson called on Guv Ducey to “put his foot down” to protect the security of the citizens of Mohave County along with those who work at the jail.

Watson stated he wishes to see administration of the jail transitioned from the private sector back to the state.

Tourism officials expecting big crowds, more travel for July 4

Discuss dynamite.

With Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, some authorities are anticipating travel to the Las Vegas Valley to take on Labor Day for the greatest weekend of the summertime, and with the Mayweather-Pacquiao weekend in May, Memorial Day and New Year’s for among the greatest occasions of the whole year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is forecasting about 321,000 visitors from Friday to Sunday– an increase of 4,000, or 1.7 percent from 2014, representative Jeremy Handel stated. Relatively speaking, the authority put Memorial Day weekend travel at about 330,000 visitors, the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match at 310,000 and New Year’s Eve and early Brand-new Year’s Day at 300,000.

“With the Fourth of July falling on a weekend, you have a lot of companies that may be offering a vacation on Friday, effectively making it a three-day weekend,” Handel stated. “So it offers a fantastic opportunity and extra time for visitors in Las Vegas, similar to Memorial Day or Labor Day.”

A TOP 10 DAY for ’15

On Thursday, with an estimated 78,876 seats available for inbound flights, McCarran International Airport neared its 2015 high for biggest 24-hour seat ability, spokesperson Christine Crews stated. On May 21, the airport set a seven-year high with 80,477 seats.

Although 4th of July weekend will not break any 24-hour capability records, Thursday’s numbers will put July 2 in the leading 10 days of 2015 so far, Crews said.

“4th of July isn’t always a traditionally high-demand weekend like Memorial Day is,” Crews said. “However we’re most likely going to see more individuals here this year than if the vacation fell on a Tuesday, for example.”

In total, inbound industrial air traffic for the five-day span from Thursday through Monday trailed somewhat similar five-day capacities for Memorial Day and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Crews stated.

About 360,410 seats were available from Thursday to Monday, compared to 365,500 seats May 21-25, and more than 361,000 seats April 28-May 2.

“It’s not the most significant, but it’s absolutely a more appealing travel duration this year,” Crews stated.


On the ground, 4th of July travel is expected to near three-year highs in the Mountain West, AAA spokesperson Cynthia Harris stated. Specific numbers for the Las Vegas Valley were not offered. But more than 3 million residents in the Mountain West region, that includes Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado, will certainly drive 50 or more miles over the weekend– about the exact same number as 2014.

It’s the greatest Fourth of July travel numbers given that 2012, Harris stated, partially since of lower gas prices and a healthier general economy.

“We’re seeing more consumer confidence for travel since the nationwide recession,” Harris stated. “Unlike before, individuals now feel they can pay off their travel expenditures.”

Both Harris and Handel said despite record-setting heat in June and sizzling, 108-degree temperatures in the weekend projection, tourists won’t likely be prevented from visiting the Las Vegas Valley.

“Individuals go to Vegas for the casinos, for the pool and for the night life,” Harris said. “Heat is not a deterrent at all.”

“The dry and steady environment right here really provides a great incentive for individuals,” Handel said. “They understand exactly what to expect and they do not need to fret about anything catastrophic turning up.”

Businesses in the valley, from water parks to strip clubs, are preparing for one of the most profitable weekends of the year.

At Wet ‘n’ Wild, Assistant Supervisor Lindy Frye stated hotter-than-usual temperatures and a higher traveler awareness of the park, which opened in 2013, have staff getting ready for crowds near its 6,000 visitor capability.

“It could be record-breaking numbers for us, particularly since it’s so hot,” Frye said.

Likewise, Little Darlings strip club Supervisor Rick Marzullo called Fourth of July weekend among his “leading 3” weekends of 2015 to this day– just behind New Year’s and Mayweather-Pacquiao weekend.

“It’s various since everyone runs out school,” Marzullo said. “It combines all type of people from across the nation.”

Although Fourth of July marks one of the year’s top tourist weekends so far, it’s only the middle of a stuffed 2015 travel period, Harris stated. Valley tourism marks might be equaled or gone by Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving and the Christmas and New Year’s travel period, she stated.

“We’re at a stable rate now, and individuals will remain to travel,” Harris stated. “There’s no need to believe these numbers will not keep growing– even this year.”

Hotels in the valley are at 95 percent ability for the weekend, Handel said, meaning nearly 9,400 of the valley’s 149,347 hotel rooms are still available. It’s a 1.2 percent boost from last year’s 93.8 percent tally.

The representative said there’s still lots of space for last-minute travelers looking for a Fourth of July destination.

“There’s room for any person and everybody in Las Vegas,” Handel stated.

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