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Second business park sets sights on Fernley location

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Long-time developers of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks are buying nearly 9 square miles of property in Fernley. The announcement comes on the heels of a July 23 announcement for a separate project in the same area.

Lance Gilman and Don Roger Norman told the Reno Gazette Journal they have opened escrow on 5,700 acres in Fernley to build what would be the second biggest business park in northern Nevada.

Their plan is to build a business hub that would be about one-third larger than Fernley’s massive Victory Logistics District bought by a California-based real estate firm last month.

The terms of Gilman and Norman’s purchase have not been disclosed and the seller has not been identified.

Mark IV Capital purchased the 4,300-acre Victory Logistics site... Read More

Violent flood batters bridge after Swiss Alps rains

CHAMOSON, Switzerland — Watch the moment a mudslide slammed into a bridge in Chamoson, Switzerland on Monday. Heavy rain in the Swiss Alps caused flooding and landslides in the area.

Waters rose high enough to cause the bridge to bend and snap back, but it miraculously stayed in place.

Swiss authorities searched for a man and a girl missing since Sunday elsewhere in the Alps after their car was swept away in the floodwaters. Authorities said there is little chance they survived... Read More

‘Great first day’ for Clark County schools, Jara says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara had some good news to talk about on Monday as students headed back to class.

It has been “a great first day,” Jara said.

He listed a number of facts and figures on the district’s performance:... Read More

Last big wildfire in northern Nevada now 85% contained

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Crews battling the last of three big northern Nevada big wildfires that started more than a week ago are nearing full containment of the blaze and have reopened the Harrison Pass Road leading to a wildlife refuge in the Ruby Mountains.

Fire officials said Monday the Corta Fire is now 85% contained. It’s burned about 26 square miles about 40 miles south of Elko.

No structures have been damaged. Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze. One was hospitalized, but since has been released.

The two other fires are now fully contained.

Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for August. @GreatBasinCC pic.twitter.com/iRfRz58ULi... Read More

Crocodile stakes out dry roof as floodwaters rise

BELGAUM, India — Heavy rain and landslides have caused deadly floods in India, and a frightening problem in the southern flood-hit city of Belgaum in the state of Karnataka.

Flooding was so severe in parts of India that a crocodile ended up perched on the roof of a submerged home Sunday.

Officials said dozens of people were killed after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides.

The flooding has forced hundreds of thousands of people to seek refuge in relief camps, while train services were cancelled in several flood-hit areas.

Floodwater receded in some parts of western Kolhapur and southern Belgaum areas, bringing some relief to the residents... Read More

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs’ mental health questioned

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has allegedly suffered a mental breakdown and isn’t fit to give a deposition in a sex abuse case against him.

The claim was made in a court filing last month by lawyers representing a community trust that once belonged to a polygamous sect run by Jeffs on the Utah-Arizona border. The trust and Jeffs are being sued by a woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffs when she was a child.

The woman’s attorneys say there’s no evidence to support the claim that Jeffs isn’t mentally competent.

Jeffs is serving a life sentence in Texas for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered brides. Prison officials declined to comment on Jeffs’ mental health.

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reported by KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City... Read More

Arizona firefighter who survived Las Vegas 1 October shooting returns to work

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona firefighter has returned to work nearly two years after he was wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Saturday’s Lake Havasu News-Herald reported that Kurt Fowler of Lake Havasu City was shot in the leg while protecting his wife during the 1 October shooting on the Las Vegas Strip in 2017.

The shooting at an open-air music festival left 58 people dead and more than 850 injured.

His wife, Trina Fowler, said they were not sure if he would be able to walk again, but now they’re working on being to hike and camp as a family again... Read More