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Deputies stop active shooter in north Florida; suspect was shot

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (KLAS) — Law enforcement in north Florida worked collectively to stop an active shooter Thursday.

Authorities say deputies in Escambia County, which is near Mobile Alabama, confronted the suspect after he opened fire at customers inside a grocery store. The suspect was taken to a hospital. His injuries are unknown.

Deputies ended up having to shoot the man who was “acting erratically.”
They say he showed a gun when deputies approached him at the rear of the store.

No one else was hurt.

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Stock market plunge raises questions about possible recession

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There is growing uncertainty following a volatile few days on Wall Street. The Dow Industrial Jones Average closed up 99 points Thursday regaining some ground a day after the market plummeted 800 points — setting off a recession warning.

So how likely is a recession? And could Southern Nevada be impacted?

 While some say the big drop means a recession could be coming, local experts tell 8 News NOW they’re actually not that concerned.

“I don’t see any sign of a recession,” said Stephen Miller, director, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research... Read More

Grasshoppers came to Vegas but didn’t stay in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers has left Nevada, but the swarm could return in a few years, a report said.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the arrival of the grasshoppers in July was attributed to an uncharacteristically wet winter and spring that is likely to repeat in at least five years, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday.

Nevada recorded more rain in six months than the annual average of more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) a year before the migration arrived, scientists said.

It could be a few years before Las Vegas encounters another grasshopper migration, as rainfall totals of more than 4 inches seem to happen about every five years, National Weather Service meteorologist Caleb Steele said... Read More

61 marijuana licenses should be blocked, lawyers tell Nevada judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for dozens of bidders that didn’t get retail marijuana dispensary licenses are telling a Nevada judge the process was so unfair she should block 61 businesses that got permits last year from opening and order a do-over.

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez heard closing arguments Thursday from plaintiffs’ lawyers saying testimony showed required background checks weren’t conducted on all applicants, scoring was riddled with mistakes, and state officials favored some prospective licensees over others.

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez listens to an attorney in court on Thursday. (Patrick Walker/KLAS-TV)

Plaintiffs want an injunction to stop a near-doubling of the number of recreational pot dispensaries statewide.

The judge hears Friday from attorneys for the state defending how licenses were awarded and from lawyers for some winning bidders... Read More

Overwhelming response for Walmart victim’s husband results in a change of venue for funeral service

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — When Perches Funeral Home made a plea online for Antonio Basco, the widower whose wife, Margie Reckard, was killed in the August 3 attack at the Cielo Vista Walmart, they never expected the response to be so quick and overwhelming.

The funeral home initially made a request on behalf of Basco, who was married to Reckard for 22 years on Tuesday. Basco says that Margie was his only family, and when she was killed, his only family was gone. He requested the public come celebrate Reckard’s life at her service on Friday, August 16.

The request for public support quickly went viral and was shared over 13,000 times on Facebook alone.

As a result of the social media post, Perches Funeral Home said they were inundated with calls from those wishing to send gifts, flowers and other items to support Basco during his late wife’s service. ... Read More

California woman to receive limb lengthening surgery in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Ever dream of being a few inches taller? A local doctor can make it happen and will be performing the limb lengthening surgery on a patient this Friday at Sunrise Hospital.

Doctor Kevin Debiparshad, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of the LimbplastX Institute, will operate on California resident Nisha Ali. Ali hopes to grow from 5 feet to 5 feet 3 inches tall.

“I always wanted to be taller,” Ali said. “It was a wish, like something that I find desirable.”

So, what does limb lengthening surgery involve? ... Read More

LIVE COVERAGE: Earnhardt Jr., wife, and child not seriously hurt in Elizabethton plane crash

4:50 PM UPDATE:

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center for minor injuries according to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

Earnhardt’s injuries were described as just cuts and abrasions.

The sheriff said Earnhardt’s wife and child were also on the plane, along with a pilot, one other passenger, and a family dog.

Kelly Earnhardt tweeted that “everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.”

I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding... Read More