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LIVE: Jury reaches verdict in Ghost Ship warehouse fire trial

OAKLAND (KRON) — After six days of deliberation and months of witness testimony, the jury deciding the fate of the men accused in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire has reached a verdict. 

The verdict is expected to be announced Thursday at 2 p.m.

There will be a total of 72 verdicts read.

The judge has ordered no ins and outs until all 72 are read.

To read more about the case, go here.... Read More

Walgreens asks customers to not open-carry guns in the store

Walgreens has joined the growing number of retailers asking customers to not openly carry weapons in its stores. Walmart and Kroger announced similar policies this week.

The request follows increasing pressure on businesses to take action to ward off potential massacres at stores and workplaces. There have been several mass shootings in recent weeks — including one inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Walgreens released the following statement:

“We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.” ... Read More

Nevada readying return to state-run health insurance website

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After relying on the federal HealthCare.gov website for five years, Nevada officials are preparing to switch back to a state-run insurance website where people can shop for and enroll in health coverage.

The online insurance marketplaces are a hallmark of former President Barack Obama’s health care law, allowing those who aren’t covered by their employer to sign up for insurance.

Nevada had originally opted to run its own website under a partnership with Xerox, but after it was plagued with technical problems the state switched to the U.S. government-run site in 2014.

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state agency that oversees Nevada’s marketplace, says people can start logging into their accounts on the new website, nevadahealthlink.com as of Wednesday.

Consumers can start comparing health plans on Oct. 3 and enroll on Nov. 1... Read More

Coroner identifies both women killed in crash on I-11, US 95

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The two women killed in a crash at US 95 and I-11 northbound on Wednesday have been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Officer. Antonia Pappas, 78, from Henderson and Christina Rich, 80, from Freeport, New York were killed in the afternoon crash.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, a Toyota ran a stop sign leaving a ramp on US 95 and hit a Nissan on I-11. Everyone was transported to the hospital and I-11 was closed for a few hours as NHP investigated the crash.

There is no word yet what vehicle the two women were in... Read More

Living Green: Getting plugged-in to driving electric

National Drive Electric Week celebrates all aspects of switching to the cleaner and greener driving technology. And more southern Nevadans are getting charged up about saving money and the planet by plugging in. If you are still on the fence, an upcoming event at the Springs Preserve can give you all the info you need to make an informed decision to maybe give up gas and go electric. Sherry Swensk has more in Living Green... Read More

Woman killed in sledgehammer attack identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The woman who died after being beaten with a sledgehammer has been identified as 72-year-old Diana Langlume of Las Vegas. According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Langlume died from blunt force trauma to her head and neck.

Langlume was doing her laundry at a laundromat on N. Rancho Drive near Washington Avenue on Aug. 29 around 5 a.m. when she was attacked and killed. She had called police to report a man outside the business with a sledgehammer. The 911 operator heard Lanlume scream and the phone went dead.

Clinton Taylor, 36, has been arrested and is facing charges in Langlume’s death. He was found near the scene carrying a sledgehammer and had blood on him, according to Metro Police... Read More

Anti-gay slur painted on LGBTQ center in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating after someone spray painted anti-gay graffiti across the front doors of the Las Vegas LGBTQ center in downtown Las Vegas.

Back in June, police launched an arson investigation in a separate incident when someone torched a palm tree at the center during Pride Month. 

The center plans to cover the hateful word while they make repairs. 

The center is a non-profit organization that opened at that location in 2013. Services are generally free to the public... Read More