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Red Rock Legacy Trail will be bicycle path that connects Summerlin and Red Rock’s visitor center

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you’ve driven to Red Rock Canyon you know there are a lot of vehicles and cyclists sharing the road. In 2005, Metro Police Officer Don Albietz was killed riding his bike in the area. The tragedy inspired the community to develop safer conditions for cyclist.

Photo of Don Albietz and family.

It’s something that’s been in the works for 15 years now.

“The first thing that came out of that was we need to have a seperated bike path where people can ride and not be worried about getting hit by cars,” said Heather Fisher, the president of Save Red Rock.

The Clark County Commission approved plans for a bike path from Summerlin to the Red Rock Visitor Center. The trail, which will be called Red Rock Legacy Trail, will start near the West Career and Technical Academy on Charleston, but it will eventually complete a 40-mile loop similar to the Henderson River Mountain Loop Trail... Read More

I-Team: Culinary Union speaks out after Sanders wins Nevada caucus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Culinary Union leader said she’s still receiving threats after union leadership warned about Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ healthcare plan. Despite their words of caution, Sanders still came out on top.

The flier the union disseminated caused controversy, saying Sanders would end their private healthcare plan.

Yet he may not have won without union members’ support.

“You know, like family, we agree, disagree, but one group together is stronger, and that’s 60,000 workers, 60,000 people together is what we made for 84 years, the Culinary Union, the strong union,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary and treasurer of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

The I-Team noted that based on the flier, people may think the union worried that Sanders could be the nominee. Argüello-Kline responded, “What we’re saying is this: you know, we want to focus on our goals.” ... Read More

Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate Tuesday night that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight.

As the undeniable Democratic front-runner, Sanders faced the brunt of the attacks for much of the night, and for one of the few times, fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren was among the critics. The Massachusetts senator pressed the case that she could execute ideas that the Vermont senator could only talk about.

“Bernie and I agree on a lot of things,” she said. “But I think I would make a better president than Bernie.”... Read More

Allergy season kicks off in the Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Allergy-sufferers beware: the winds we experienced today are starting to shake the pollen off trees in the area. Unfortunately, that won’t get better anytime soon.

Trees are already blooming and producing pollen despite it only being February. A specialist told 8 News Now that while allergies are bad in Las Vegas right now, they’re going to get worse every year as trees in the area continue to grow.

Trees like juniper and ash are producing a lot of pollen in the Summerlin and Green Valley areas.

This is bad news for people like Jay Parsons, who started suffering from allergies when he moved to Las Vegas 18 years ago.

“I would take Claritin almost daily, or something like that,” Parsons said. “I would go through Afrin nose sprays constantly because my sinuses would close up on me all the time.” ... Read More

First US servicemember to test positive for coronavirus reported in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA (KLAS) — The United States Forces Korea has reported the first US servicemember to test positive for coronavirus. The 23-year old man is stationed at Camp Carroll.

The command says he is self-quarantined at his off-base residence.

They also say he visited Camp Walker on Feb. 24 and Camp Carroll Feb. 21-25. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Forces Korea are working on determining if others may have been exposed.

“USFK is implementing all appropriate control measures to help control the spread of COVID-19 and remains at risk level “high” for USFK peninsula-wide as a prudent measure to protect the force,” the command said on its website. ... Read More

BREAKING: Megan Boswell, mother of missing toddler, charged with false reporting

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Megan Boswell, the mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, has been arrested.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says Boswell was arrested and charged with one count of false reporting Tuesday night.

The sheriff’s office says she gave false information to detectives and agents during the course of the investigation into her missing toddler.

Evelyn Boswell remains missing and an AMBER Alert remains in effect. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Megan Boswell is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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Students take school to the Strip during ‘High Tech on the High Roller’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The High Roller observation wheel took on a different role today, serving as a classroom for 120 local students. Western Governors University welcomed kids from Western High School and Kenny Guinn Middle School.

The event was called “High Tech on the High Roller” and featured a number of information technology professionals from around the Valley.

This was a chance for them to ask questions about possible careers further down the road.

“Right now, they’re getting acclimated in how to use these technology tools. I think that just bears witness that the future will involve some sort of technology,” said Rick Benbow of WGU. “So, it was important to give the, the exposure and align with some of these high-tech professionals and explore what those opportunities may be like.”

This was the first year the event was put on by WGU. ... Read More