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Hot August days still sizzling

Hot sunshine with the third day of heat warnings. The extreme heat will hold on right through the end of August before we finally see a pattern shift after Labor Day. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has a change in temps and possibly some rain returning to southern Nevada... Read More

Woman rescued after being trapped in septic tank for days

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Estacada fire crews rescued a woman who fell into a septic tank and had been trapped there for multiple days.

Once the woman was rescued from the tank on Wednesday, she was flown to a nearby hospital.

Estacada Fire District No. 69 said the septic tank was located on the woman’s own property.

Estacada fire crews rescue a woman from a septic tank on Aug. 21, 2019. (Estacada Fire Dept.)

Estacada fire crews rescue a woman from a septic tank on Aug. 21, 2019. (Estacada Fire Dept.)

KOIN 6 News will update this story as soon as possible.... Read More

Passersby yank off window bars to free woman from home fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say passersby pulled burglary-prevention bars off a window to free a trapped in a home on fire.

Fire officials say firefighters arriving at the home Tuesday found the woman sitting on a curb and that she was transported to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and treatment of lacerations from broken window glass.

Officials say unattended cooking apparently caused the fire and that smoke alarms woke the woman, who was sleeping in a bedroom... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Sewer work near the Silverton Hotel

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – It’s nowhere near the size and scope of “Project Neon” but it’s got the potential to drive you crazy near the Silverton Hotel.

Thanks to the Clark County Water Reclamation team for the heads-up on sewer work in the area south of Blue Diamond and just west of the Silverton. It’s about to get zapped by the “Southwest Interceptor Project.”

Starting Thursday (August 29), Wigwam will be closed from Valley View to Hinson. The sewer work will eventually shut down the intersection of Wigwam at Hinson for an undetermined length of time before Wigwam then closes from Hinson to Arville. We’re told the work could last through the end of the year.

Drivers in the area concerned about east-west travel during the closures are encouraged to use Blue Diamond to the north or Ford to the south

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!... Read More

Celebrating National Red Wine Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – August 28th is National Red Wine Day!

Bianca Holman visits UNLV’s Dr. Murray Mackenzie to learn all the ins and outs of the drink. ... Read More

Three local cities join legal fight against opioids

Three cities in southern Nevada are joining the legal fight against opioids. In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson criticize several big pharma companies for today’s public health epidemic.

“We are going to fight for our residents,” said North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.

According to the lawsuit, opioids generated $11 billion in revenue for drug companies in 2014. The defendants include Purdue Pharma, Walmart and CVS. The lawsuit alleges that drug makers sold prescription medications despite knowing that the drugs were unsafe.

“It’s not about the money. It’s about stopping the pain and misery because of these addictions,” said Lee.

The lawsuit comes amid a major victory in Oklahoma.

A judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $572 million for downplaying the risks of addiction. It’s the first state opioid case to make it to trial... Read More

Financial struggles cause Sandy Valley General store owners to close doors; owners hope to regroup, reopen

SANDY VALLEY, Nev. — Sandy Valley is home to about 2,000 people, and there usually isn’t a lot of stores in a town that small. So when the one grocery store closes its doors, along with being worried, residents are inconvenienced.

Sandy Valley is about 50 miles southwest of Las Vegas, so residents there depend on the Sandy Valley General Store to stay open.

“We ran out of bullets; we been having to come up with money left and right,” said Jasmyn Fletcher, the store owner.

About eight months ago, the Fletchers took over what used to be called Trails End General Store. They renamed it Sandy Valley General Store,” but shortly after their purchase, what they were bringing in, wasn’t paying the bills, so they had to close.

The majority of Sandy Valley receives benefits from the government, and the store is not set up to take EBT cards... Read More