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2 Nevada parents try to confront elementary school student, prompting lockdown, deputies say

PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) -- Two parents are accused of confronting an elementary school student with whom their child was having an issue, prompting a lockdown and their arrests, Nye County sheriff’s deputies said Friday.

The incident was reported Thursday, May 12, at the J.G. Johnson Elementary School, deputies said.

Quaneisha Torres, 30, and Noah Torres, 40, came into the school to confront the student, deputies said. The exact circumstances were not realized, other than their child was having trouble with the other student.

Deputies said footage from a school employee shows video of Quaneisha Torres hitting an employee while Noah Torres was “pushing and threatening a school employee,” police said.

Quaneisha Torres faces charges of battery on a protected person and creating a disturbance in a school building... Read More

EDC fans start arriving in Las Vegas for 3-day festival

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Electric Daisy Carnival will open its gates to thousands of EDM lovers. Attendees began arriving at Harry Reid International Airport Friday for the first night of the three-day festival.

There were DJ's at the airport to welcome the concert-goers and get the party started.

For some attendees, it's not only their first EDC, but their first time visiting Las Vegas.

"Walking around and seeing everyone just be happy together. Even on the Facebook groups, everyone's just talking so much about sharing their experiences, and being really nice and seeing the good side of people is really exciting for me," said one arriving concert-goer.

Drugs, outside food and alcohol, glass, cans, cups, coolers, large backpacks and large purses are not allowed at the festival.

Reusable water bottles are allowed and can be refilled at hydration stations set up throughout the festival grounds... Read More

Lake Mead below 1,050 feet, Intake No.1 pump off

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Lake Mead has dropped below 1,050 feet, a milestone level as the Las Vegas valley's water supply dwindles during a 22-year drought.

Overnight monitoring and levels reported through the morning show the lake fluctuating, dipping to 1,049.97 feet at around 5 a.m. before rising again.

The 1,050-foot mark is important because it marks the level at which Intake No.1 can no longer function, according to information from the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). Intake No.1 is one of three intake "straws" that take water from the lake for delivery to the valley. An animated graphic shows the interconnections of the three straws and how they send water to Las Vegas:

Water officials saw this coming years ahead, and capped the intake pipe in 2015. The pipe broke the surface of the water earlier this year, and more of the pipe has become visible as Lake Mead continues to drop... Read More

Woman told police she took sleeping pills prior to crash that severely injured man, report says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas woman is facing DUI and other charges after telling a police officer she took sleeping pills before a crash that resulted in a man being pinned between two vehicles, according to the arrest report.

Serena Mueller was arrested following the crash on Tropicana Avenue near Maryland Parkway on Tuesday, May 17, around 11:36 p.m.

Police said Mueller crashed into Ford F-150 and Toyota Corolla which had already been involved in a minor crash. The driver of the Corolla, a 55-year-old man, was examining the damage and standing between the truck and his Toyota when Mueller's car entered the scene.

According to the report, Mueller, "failed to decrease speed and use due care and crashed into the rear of the Ford." The force of the impact caused the truck to lurch forward pinning the man between the truck and his vehicle... Read More

Air quality dust alert issued for Friday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County has issued a dust alert for Friday, May 20, due to high levels of dust for people who have breathing sensitivities.

Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter and it can aggravate respiratory diseases.

Here are some tips to limit exposure to dust:... Read More

  • Limit outdoor exertion on windy days when dust is in the air. Exercise, for example, makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale.
  • Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Run your air conditioner inside your house and car to filter out particulates.
  • Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.
  • To keep dust down, drive slowly on unpaved roads.
  • Don’t take short cuts across vacant lots.
  • Ride off-road vehicles in approved areas outside the urban Las Vegas Valley.

Economy having impact on pet adoptions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Friday is National Pet Rescue Day which is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the high number of animals in shelters across the nation. Sadly, many animal rescue centers are feeling the effects of inflation.

One local pet rescue says there have been a few challenges for them and other animal organizations to find pets a forever home.

Sherri Mizrachi is the animal coordinator at Help Save Pets. Her organization is no different when it comes to experiencing inflation problems. Despite their small staff, they connect with the community and other nonprofits to try to readopt animals through their animal hotline.

She said inflation is causing some pet owners to work longer hours, and to return pets due to financial reasons or inability to provide care, such as veterinary visits... Read More

Cooler winds and much cooler temperatures

Hazy skies to start our Friday after strong southwest winds brought in a lot of dust to the valley last night. But winds are turning out of the northwest today as a cold front pushes through southern Nevada and that will help push that dust back to the south and clear out our skies by the afternoon. The north winds will also dramatically cool down our temperatures after hitting our first 100s of the year on Thursday. Highs will just make it to the low 80s today! Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has a pleasant spring weekend ahead with more heat again next week... Read More