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A short break in the heat this weekend

Super sunny skies and extra hot temperatures continue to finish the week. It’s the third day of the heat warning and while temps will take a slight dip over the weekend, it doesn’t look like it will last for long. And Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast says the chance of monsoon rain is not even on the radar for southern Nevada... Read More

Court document: Las Vegas man plotted attacks on McDonald’s, synagogue and bar

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man accused of planning to attack a synagogue had a journal in which he sketched out an attack on a McDonald’s restaurant and talked about it as a suicide mission, according to a court document.

The detention order for 23-year-old Conor Climo lays out U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koppe’s reasons for keeping Climo in federal custody. She writes he poses a “risk of danger” to the community because he wasn’t just talking about what “he believes and intends to do, but rather is planning and has engaged in actions.”

The order states Climo is a member of The Feuerkrieg Divison of Atomwaffen, which is an neo-Nazi organization that encourages, and may even commit, violent acts on Jewish people, homosexuals, African-Americans and federal infrastructure.

Climo was arrested Aug. 8 after bomb-making materials were found at his Las Vegas home following and FBI led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation. ... Read More

Nevada seeks court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fresh off defeat in a related federal appeal, Nevada’s attorney general says he intends to ask a U.S. judge in Reno to order the Trump administration to remove the weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped last year to a site near Las Vegas.

Aaron Ford says in new filings in U.S. District Court that he’ll continue to fight to protect Nevada’s citizens and environment from the “ongoing harm” caused by the Energy Department’s clandestine shipment from South Carolina.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the state’s appeal on Tuesday challenging a judge’s earlier refusal to ban new shipments of the radioactive material to Nevada.

The appellate court said it’s a moot point because the material already is in Nevada and Energy Secretary Rick Perry has promised no more will be sent... Read More

PHOTOS: Vehicle sent through wall in NW valley crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Photos show a vehicle was sent crashing through a wall around 6:22 a.m. near the intersection of N El Capitan Way and Racel Street. 

Las Vegas police have yet to respond to request for more information. The story will be updated as details are released. ... Read More

Man suspected of kidnapping 80-year-old mom from Nevada nursing home arrested in California

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of kidnapping his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home in Reno, Nevada has been arrested after a standoff in a Los Angeles suburb.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department says Roger Hillygus was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in Bellflower. Officials say his mother, Sue Hillygus, who has dementia, was not hurt.

Reno police say the woman was taken from the home Aug. 9 by her son, although he isn’t her guardian.

On Thursday night, deputies went to the Bellflower apartment and a barricade situation ensued.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports another man was arrested this week on suspicion of helping kidnap the woman. He’s identified as Stewart Handte, a former sheriff of Mineral County, Nevada.

It’s unclear if either man has a lawyer... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Repaving Eastern at D-I – FINALLY!

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Finally getting some repaving for an often-complained about stretch of Eastern.

Outside
of complaints about HOV lanes, this is one of the streets generating
the most driver gripes: Eastern between Flamingo and Desert Inn.
Months ago we quoted an email from Roger who wrote:

“As
you drive down this stretch you are waiting for your front end to
fall off or your transmission to fall out.”

And
George wrote:

“You
need a 4 wheel drive to travel through here. How about resurfacing
the dang roads???”

The
folks from Clark County have said more than once that this was going
to be taken care of, and looks like they finally mean business, at
least at the intersection of Eastern and Desert Inn... Read More

OVERNIGHT CRASH: Police find driver suffering from gunshot, 8-month-old baby in backseat

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting that led to a man crashing his vehicle on US 95 and Decatur Boulevard.

**UPDATE** As of 3:30am, Decatur is back open in both directions over US95, but drivers still cannot get to Decatur if they're southbound on US95. The story of a crash and @LVMPD's investigation on @8NewsNow at 4 with @JLangelerNews & @sherryswensk #8NN https://t.co/kAbdBrUVVM... Read More