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Son of Oklahoma City bomber accomplice held in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities say the 37-year-old son of convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is facing kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery charges in a Feb. 6 attack on a 67-year-old man in suburban Las Vegas.

Records show Joshua Nichols was being held Wednesday at the Clark County jail following his arrest March 12 in what police say was the gunpoint confrontation of a jeweler at a home in Henderson.

Nichols has a lengthy criminal history which includes assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting an officer with a weapon, and more.  His record with the Nevada Department of Corrections dates back to 2005.

A defense attorney listed in court records did not immediately respond to messages... Read More

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ADORABLE: Zoo shares pics of orangutans and otters playing

(CBS) — It’s time for your daily dose of cute — actually this one’s so adorable it might last you the rest of the week. Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium shared photos of a family of orangutans playing with their otter neighbors.

The blossoming friendship between the two species is part of a program to support the primates” well-being while in captivity.

You see, orangutans share 97 percent of their DNA with humans and therefore have a lot in common with us. According to the zoo’s spokesman, they need to be occupied emotionally and physically at all times.

So, the zoo lets the family of Asian small-clawed otters live in the river that runs through the orangutan family’s enclosure... Read More

Firefighters battling 2-alarm blaze at construction site in northwest Las Vegas

Las Vegas fire crews are on the scene of a fire in the 9600 block La Madre Way near Lone Mountain Road and Grand Canyon Drive.

The fire is at a home under construction and the wind is blowing embers to other houses... Read More

Fire contained at Wetlands Park, pedestrian bridge destroyed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County firefighters fought a blaze late Wednesday night at the Clark County Wetlands Park in east Las Vegas.

Numerous people called to report the fire around 11:18 p.m. Because the fire was in an inaccessible area, the BLM was called to assist in the firefighting.

The fire consumed around 10 acres and was contained just before 5 a.m but there is still an active fire in the perimeter. Crews will remain on the scene throughout the day to monitor it and assist with clean up.

Photo credit: CCFD

The pedestrian bridge on Duck Creek trail was destroyed by the fire but crews were able to protect most of the parks mature trees.

Although the park is open, there is a lot of smoke and walking isn’t advised... Read More

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US unemployment claims hit 6.6 million — another record high — as layoffs accelerate in face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.

The job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses close across the world.

Last week’s figure is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week. The surging layoffs have led many economists to envision as many as 20 million lost jobs by the end of April... Read More

CCSD has 36 food sites where you can get breakfast and lunch for your kids

CCSD will prove breakfast and lunch to students, beginning Monday, March 16. Parents will need to provide their child’s school ID or verbally give the student’s name, student ID number, school and grade level.

School food distribution pods will be set up at 36 school locations across Southern Nevada from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The locations are listed below:... Read More

Doctors stress social distancing as more people take to the outdoors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the weather gets warmer, it’s tempting to want to meet with friends and enjoy the sunshine. But while it sounds fun, it’s not the best idea.

A local doctor spoke with 8 News Now about why social distancing is still so important.

Many parks across the Valley are still open with people out and about, but doctors say you still need to keep your groups to 10 or less people.

A handful of teenagers took to the fields at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, hoping to get some training in.

“When we come out here, we don’t really touch each other or anything,” said soccer player Durango Solorzano. “Instead of normal handshakes, we just do the elbow or the foot.”

Down the street at Lorenzi Park, some basketball courts were empty. Alajandro Baotistu was playing with his cousin and told us it’s not always this bare. ... Read More