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Nevada Army National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Army National Guard unit is headed to Afghanistan, the first of five Guard units set to deploy in coming months.

A mobilization ceremony will be held Tuesday in Las Vegas for the 30 soldiers of the 3665th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company’s 10-month mission in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province.

The Henderson-based 3665th is the Nevada National Guard’s only explosive ordnance disposal unit and the deployment is its first.

EOD soldiers specialize in defusing unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

The Guard said the 3665th is its first unit to embark on a combat deployment in three years.

The Guard said soldiers from four aviation and combat sustainment support units also are set to deploy this year to Asia, Europe and Africa... Read More

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Amazon to open fulfillment center in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Another Amazon building is coming to the Las Vegas valley. A spokesperson with the City of Henderson confirmed that Amazon is working with Panattoni to build a fulfillment center in the area.

A couple of months ago, the retail giant opened its sixth fulfillment center in Nevada when it opened the one in North Las Vegas.

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The company’s fourth fulfillment center in North Las Vegas is nearly 900,000 square feet and four floors. That’s about nine super Walmart’s worth of space.

However, there weren’t any other details released about the one coming to Henderson.

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Valley teacher runs with elementary sports team to keep kids “on the right track”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Most people have heard the saying, “one person can change the world.”

8 News Now caught up with one valley woman Friday, who proves that when it comes to teachers molding minds for the future, this is especially true. 

Jessica Myers wants to keep kids on the right track from her school’s field. 

“It’s a great coping mechanism,” Myers said, looking across her school’s playground. “I’m hoping this will be an opportunity for students just to kind of broaden their perspectives.”

Myers hopes to foster positive feelings with all students, especially the ones who have already signed up for the first season of her inaugural track team at Ira J. Earl Elementary School this fall. 

“It makes me feel good,” fifth grader Robert Alvizo said of the program. 

“It’s pretty fresh,” fellow student Eric Aguilar added. “I could practice a lot more so I could be the top kid in my class.”... Read More

Decision over whether 61 marijuana dispensaries will get new licenses is now in hands of the judge

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The question of whether to halt more than five dozen new marijuana dispensary licenses is now in the hands of a judge. The Department of Taxation issued 61 conditional licenses in Dec. 2018, but 29 dispensaries who were left out are suing the state... Read More

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‘Roll everything you can:’ Officials release 911 calls following Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Emergency officials have released recordings of 911 calls made after a plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and child, and two pilots crashed in Elizabethton.

A preliminary report by the FAA states the “aircraft experienced hard landing, bounced, departed runway, and caught fire.”

Airport manager Dan Cogan was among those who called 911.

“I’ve had an airplane run off the runway. I need you to roll everything you can,” Cogan said.

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Another caller was there when the passengers emerged from the fiery plane... Read More

Hundreds honor El Paso shooting victim Margie Reckard at public prayer service

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Hundreds of people from El Paso and beyond attended services Friday evening for Margie Reckard, one of the 22 victims killed in the Walmart mass shooting on Aug. 3.

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— Celina Renae Quintana (@KTSMCelina) August 17, 2019

With no family in town, Reckard’s widower, Antonio Basco, invited the public to join him in honoring her life at the La Paz Faith – Perches Funeral Home... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas men face charges in separate cases for allegedly making bomb, hate crime threats

 
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — People who work at Aid For Aids of Nevada (AFAN) dealt with a scare this week. According to the executive director of AFAN, he never thought he and his employees would have to turn to a procedure put in place for a bomb scare... Read More